Azealia Banks - Jumanji
Prepping for the release of her debut album 1991, Banks released another track this week, laying to rest any doubts of her abilities. With a killer beat by Hudson Mohawke and Nick Hook, the track is as fresh as it is familiar. Banks also lays it down, and with authority. The only thing that can make this track any better is the music video.
Icona Pop - I Love It
Hailing from Stockholm, this electro-pop duo has come out with some fun. A lot of fun. With a huge, in your face electro sound and vocals to stomp along with/to, Icona Pop may have come out with a "song of the pre-summer" with this one...
Animal Collective - Honeycomb
After last year's stunning Merriweather Post Pavilion rocked AC out of the hazy purp, the boys are back at it again with a new 7" and an album just announced. Going back to their roots, their own admission, this track isn't as sample forward as their MPP era stuff. Rather, they are remembering what it's like to be a real band, maybe even a rock band. Check it out to the left!
Disclosure - What's In Your Head
From London Bass duo Disclosure comes a fresh new track off of their The Face ep, out on June 4. Mixing some skippy two step with some maxi-house, "What's In Your Head" is a fun, albeit straightforward, dance track. Enjoy!
Neneh Cherry + The Thing - Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet Remix)
Neneh Cherry & The Thing have already been getting some attention from their cover of this Suicide classic. Four Tet, also a hot topic these days, just released a remix of the track, and it kills. Wait for the second half.
DIIV - Doused
Formerly DIVE, these dudes are making a name (or names...?) for themselves with a slew of stellar tracks and an upcoming debut album. Their latest, Doused, takes on a gloomy, post punk feel, somewhat of a departure from the reverb washed chillers they've been releasing. Fortunately, they can do doom and gloom just right.