New CDs for June include new Alt-Rock from Deerhunter & The National; electronica from Daft Punk; breakthrough artist Mike Rosenberg of ‘Passenger’; & Baz Lurmann’s Gatsby soundtrack…
All the little lights.
“UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) releases his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights… Passenger began in the UK as a five-piece band with the big money label behind it in the early 2000s. They released a critically acclaimed debut album (Wicked Man s Rest) but when the members of that band chose to go their separate ways in 2007, Rosenberg opted to stick with the Passenger moniker and trust in his music, his voice and his guitar to take him where it would. He took to the streets and discovered not only that the experience enormous fun, but it also proved empowering…Rosenberg headed to Australia in 2009. In only 18 months, he went from busking on Australia s street corners to selling out venues across the country and supporting major artists like Ed Sheeran, John Butler Trio, Angus & Julia Stone and more. Mike is a modern day troubadour whose constant touring in both hemispheres has seen him win over scores of fans…” (Adapted from Amazon.co.uk description)
The Love Club EP.
“The brand new artist the world is buzzing about… Lorde is the new breed. Stripped back sounds, fathom-deep lyrics and a social commentary that is pin sharp. Intense, intelligent and in town. Raised on a nutritious musical diet of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths and Nick Drake, alongside a smattering of soul food from the likes of Etta James and Otis Redding, Ella was definitely set off on strong melodic footing. Later she discovered artists like James Blake, Bon Iver, Burial, Animal Collective, SBTRKT and Drake – all of whom made an impact in their own, individual way. As vital and varied as those influences are, they don’t really begin to tell the full story of Lorde’s music, which melds concentrated, sharp-eyed lyrics and multi-layered vocals with crisp, 2013 beatscapes. Collaborating with producer and songwriter Joel Little, in which she found someone who could really help in getting the songs out of her head and into yours. Tweeted about by everyone from Grimes to Sky Ferreira to Doomtree, and picked up by Buzzfeed, Perez Hilton et al and top US pop site, Idolator – these are the beginnings of an impending roar, about an artist who is quite simply, cut from a different cloth. Track Listing: 1: 1. Bravado 2. Royals 3. Million Dollar Bills 4. The Love Club 5. Biting Down…” (From Amazon.co.uk description)
The great Gatsby : music from Baz Lurmann’s film.
“Soundtrack to the 2013 Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The soundtrack was formulated by Luhrmann andrapper Jay-Z and attempts to translate the “Jazz Age” of Fitzgerald’s original book into a contemporary setting: the Hip-hop Age. Jay-Z’s own “No Church in the Wild” and “100$ Bill” feature along with new songs by Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Nero, will.i.am and the xx were written for scenes in the film. The highly eclectic soundtrack also features songs performed by such artists as Beyoncé and André 3000; Fergie, Q Tip and GoonRock; Coco O. of Quadron, Gotye; Nero; and Sia. There’s a also a few favorites with a new twist, such as Jack White’s interpretation of U2’s “Love Is Blindness”, Beyoncé and André 3000 collaborating on Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” and Bryan Ferry’s new take on a couple of classics: his own “Love Is The Drug” and, with Emeli Sandé, Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”…” (Description from Amazon.co.uk)
Trouble will find me / The National.
“Trouble Will Find Me is The National’s highly anticipated sixth album. Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn- based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). New 2013 album from the Brooklyn behemoths … their first in 3 years! Cameos by St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire). Includes “Demons”….” (Description from Amazon.co.uk)
Random access memories.
“Fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The title, ‘Random Access Memories’ is said to refer to the band’s interest in the past. Nile Rodgers of Chic features on three tracks including the single ‘Get Lucky’. The album, featuring the #1 single ‘Get Lucky’, entered the UK Albums Chart at #1. New 2013 album … their first in 8 years! Cameos by Pharrell Williams (N*E*R*D), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Giorgio Moroder, Paul Williams and others. Includes “Get Lucky”…” (Description from Amazon.co.uk)
“New 2013 album … their first with fresh guitarist Frankie Broyles! Nocturnal garage-pop ‘n’ hallucinatory glam-fuzz from the Georgia gods. Includes “Back To Middle”…” (From Amazon.co.uk description)