Hudson Mohawke – “Chimes”

UK-based electronic music producer Hudson Mohawke has recently announced that he’s got a new EP on the way via Warp Records. He’s dropped a new track along with the announcement, and it’s the title track of that forthcoming EP, Chimes. It’s dropping officially on September 29th.

Needless to day, considering I’ve enjoyed Hudson’s previous projects so much, I’m excited for what’s coming up on Chimes. The title track itself takes an incredibly loud, rowdy approach to the trap banger. While there are some ethereal, glossy synth passages on this track, much of it’s runtime is taken over by loud, distorted sub-bass and slightly offbeat synth horns.

It’s unquestionably colorful, and even though it might share a little too much common ground with what Hudson’s already done in TNGHT, I’m still loving what’s going on here.

Enjoy!

NehruvianDOOM – “Darkness (HBU)”

Mass Appeal signee Bishop Nehru might be a fresh face in hip hop right now, but the ambitious 17-year-old MC has already been working on a full-length collaboration with MF DOOM, slated for release later this year. Above you can check out the project’s first single “Darkness (HBU)” and its video. Enjoy!

Nehru also did a thing with Disclosure recently. Check it here.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow – “In Love with Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)”

Last week, ever-changing dream pop outfit A Sunny Day in Glasgow dropped its fourth full-length album Sea When Absent. While there is occasionally the questionable, chipmunk-y vocal effect and the instrumentation can at times sound claustrophobic, as if Panda Bear were recording something while kind of strung out; this is a pretty adventurous pop album, with some vibrant performances and winding song structures. Check out the new video for highlight “In Love with Useless (blah blah)” above and enjoy!

Sea When Absent is out now via Lefse Records.

Sia – “Big Girls Cry”

Golden-haired pop songstress Sia drops yet another song from her forthcoming record, 1000 Forms of Fear. It’s dropping July 8th.

Michael Christmas – “Y’all Trippin’”

Michael Christmas is one of the frumpiest rappers I’ve laid on eyes on in a while. His look is pretty unsuspecting, but don’t make any assumptions based simply on that. His rhymes are pretty playful, clever. He’s definitely the kind of MC I could see an old school De La Soul fan appreciating.

Michael’s got a new tape out you can partake in right here.

Alt-J – “Hunger of the Pine”

Alternative pop outfit Alt-J drops a new track from their forthcoming LP, This Is All Yours. It’s a moody slow-burning ballad that asks for your patience.

In the final third of the song, I came to realize this is a pretty cerebral piece of music. It asks a lot of the mind’s primeval side, I’d like to think. The song’s hypnotic rhythms and drones speak to something ancient or archaic, and it’s more beautiful for it.

Liars – “Pro Anti Anti”

The Liars guys have come forth with another conceptually brilliant video for their fantastic latest LP Mess, this time for face-melting highlight “Pro Anti Anti.” Check it out!

Mess is out now via Mute, and I repeat: it’s awesome!

Godflesh – Decline and Fall EP

Famed industrial metal outfit Godflesh is back with a new EP, which I understand is just a taster for an album that’s to come later this year titled A World Lit Only By Fire. It’ll be the band’s first record in over ten years, and they’re sounding heavier than ever on this new EP, so I’m seeing no reason to be disappointed so far! Enjoy!

Code Orange – “I Am King”

After changing its name earlier this month, Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) announced it will be releasing its sophomore album in a couple of months. It’s called I Am King, and above you can watch the video of its savage title track. Backed by a caustic hardcore soundtrack, the visuals depict some poor guy getting the letters “TOTH” carved into his back. I don’t know what that’s all about, but it’s clear Code Orange  isn’t fucking around. This being the intro to the album, it is looking as though I Am King will be every bit as heavy and ferocious as its predecessor, if not more. Glad to see Converge’s Kurt Ballou reprising his role as producer.

I Am King is due out September 2 via Deathwish. Here’s our take on the band’s last one.

clipping. – “Body & Blood” [NSFW]

I don’t think y’all have to hear any more about our love of clipping.’s debut album CLPPNG. But it’s worth mentioning that we’re digging the trio’s visual direction about as much as the music. The video for lead single “Work Work” was brilliantly blunt, depicting a curb stomp in progress. And now with the video for “Body & Blood,” I’m inclined to let the images speak for themselves. clipping. and director Patrick Kennelly capture some striking aspects of the human form - the men and women here, with their impressive physiques, are framed as though they’re titans right out of Greek mythology…who’ve found themselves placed in a body horror flick. Given the lyrical (and I suppose sonic) content of the track, you’ve probably already assumed this video is NSFW. You’re correct: there’s male and female nudity and suggested torture.

CLPPNG officially dropped yesterday via Sub Pop.