:School Of Seven Bells – I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up): Just when I thought the unfortunate death of Benjamin Curtis meant that School Of Seven Bells were gone forever, the remaining members release this rad Joey Ramone cover and announce a new album (Curtis contributed to both before passing away). Awesome.
:Tycho – Awake (Com Truise Remix): Nice work here by Com Truise. I love Tycho’s Awake so much that I didn’t think I’d like hearing anything about it altered, but this remix is the right combo of slick and bouncy. Grab this one-off track while you can and then seee Tycho at Emo’s on September 20.
:The Weeknd – Often: Admittedly, this is one super ridiculous song. I can’t seem to get it out my head though, so I’m sharing it with all of you to guarantee that I’m not the only one walking around and mumbling “Often, often/Girl I do this often/Make that pussy poppin’/Do it how I want it.” No word yet on when The Weeknd will put out a new album.
:FKA Twigs – Two Weeks: Those of you who have yet to familiarize yourself with FKA Twigs should immediately use this immaculate track as a way to do so. I get the feeling that she’s going to really take off when her debut arrives. Look for LP1 to be released on August 12 via Young Turks.
:Slow Magic – Girls: It’s been a busy week for Slow Magic. Not only did he put out this vibrant single, but he signed with Downtown Records and announced a large tour. Good for him (and us). See Slow Magic at Holy Mountain on September 17.