Playlist 07.19.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 07.19.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 07.19.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 07.19.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend

The Liverpool duo’s new track is the result of a couple of recording seasons – one in Liverpool and one in London – after the Grammy-nominated producers expressed their wish to collaborate with Foals.

“We’ve been longtime fans of Foals after seeing them live a number of times over the years, and they have always been on our list to collaborate with,” Camelphat told Forbes. “Thankfully, the feeling was mutual.”

This summer Camelphat were confirmed to headline their own residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza but were forced to cancel due to the island’s clubs being closed due to the coronavirus. They are set to announce a huge UK headline tour in the next coming weeks

Meanwhile, Foals drummer Jack Bevan has said that the band are likely to start writing new material later this year after their 2020 tour plans were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The band had been due to tour globally, including UK and Europe dates, this year, but the vast majority of those shows have now been rescheduled to 2021.

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Earlier this month, Foals released ‘Collected Reworks Vol. I’, a career-spanning remix album of 13 of their tracks.

The collection includes reworkings of songs such as ‘My Number’, ‘Olympic Airways’ and ‘Spanish Sahara’ by the likes of Hot Chip, Lxury and Ewan Pearson.

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Yaeger says her latest outing is for “all the people who’ve told me I think too highly of myself. Who want me to smile less and spread LESS good energy. Ya’ll are boring! :) I’ve always been judged for dreaming. Just because someone’s dream might sound ‘bigger’ than others, it doesn’t mean you’re not equal. People’s dreams can all look so different??! Wanna have a bakery someday? Great! Wanna be an astronaut someday? Great! Wanna start a kennel someday? Great! Wanna be a Popstar!? GREAT!!! Keep on dreaming, surround yourself with positive people, and don’t let the bad energy catch you.”

She’s yet to follow up her 2019 EP Fixed-Gear. As well as linking with Oscar Scheller on “Nosebleed”, Yaeger collaborated with Casper The Ghost on “Peace n War” back in March.

Yaeger’s “Catch Me If You Can” single is out now on Chess Club Records.

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Bob Moses (Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) have announced their next release: a concept record for the club. Presented over six continuously mixed tracks, Desire—due out August 28, 2020 on Domino—is a love tale for the digital age: all about the positives and pitfalls of humanity’s driving wants, especially in these technology-driven times.

The title track, a hypnotic late-night collaboration with Grammy-nominated electronic musician ZHU, is out now with an interactive animated video, directed by Owen Brown (creative agency CTRL5), and animation by Airplan Studio. The video is hosted on interactive streaming company Eko’s platform, with interactive production help from Particle3, and uses anaglyph imagery to display two different sides of desire. With the press of a button, viewers can switch between worlds of ‘pleasure’ and ‘pain’, manipulating a beating heart into a burning fire, lipstick into a bullet, joy into despair. It’s a deft and delicate dive into the ups and downs of desire.

After making their second album 2018’s Battle Lines, which focused on a tighter, more traditional song structure and touring that around the world in their full band format, Bob Moses set off on a European club tour as their original two piece setup, which served as an inspiration for their next musical offering.  “It was great being back in that environment and feeling the communal energy,” Vallance says.  Feeling inspired, studio time was booked while still on tour. “We wanted to make something that was continuously mixed, something that would take the listener on a journey and replicate that feeling we try to create when we’re playing our sets in a club,” says Howie.

As the ideas coalesced, they realized there was a thematic through line: desire, and the ways it presents itself in our current world. “Desire can become quite destructive if you’re not self-aware. With this record, we’re trying to be self-aware by looking at our own desires and reckoning with them,” says Vallance. “Stories about desire are timeless: Icarus flying too close to the sun and ending up falling to his death…that idea inspired the falling man on the album cover. That symbolized to us how desire can lead to a downfall.”

Howie adds, “We’ve appreciated the worlds created in concept records from bands like Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails. We thought it would be interesting to combine that kind of songwriting with the flow of modern electronic music.”

Read the rest of this article at Domino Music

JPEGMAFIA – ROUGH 7 (feat. Tommy Genesis)

“ROUGH 7” is JPEGMAFIA‘s first new outing since last month’s Trump sampling track “THE BENDS!“.

It also marks Tommy Genesis’ first collaboration of the year, following on from 2019’s “Bricks” featuring Charli XCX.

“ROUGH 7” is JPEGMAFIA’s seventh single of 2020, following on from earlier singles “THE BENDS!”, “BALD!” (and more recently, his “BALD!” remix featuring Denzel Curry), “Covered In Money!”, “BODYGUARD” and “CUTIE PIE!”.

In May the rapper also featured on BROCKHAMPTON’s “chain on / hold me”.

As well as releasing his new LP All My Heroes Are Cornballs last year, JPEGMAFIA also featured on Vegyn’s “Nauseous / Devilish” and Tkay Maidza’s “Awake”.


JPEGMAFIA’s “ROUGH 7” featuring Tommy Genesis is out now.

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You don’t need to hear it from me that times are unimaginably hard, and that they’ll almost certainly get worse. But throughout this period of societal upheaval and transformation, we gotta protect that tiny flicker of hope, keep it burning steady at whatever cost. A solid pop hook certainly doesn’t hurt the cause. Gratefully, it’s an art form that Jim-E Stack has nearly perfected.

His new single featuring Empress Of, “Note To Self,” runs like well-oiled machinery — a testament to the chemistry they’ve refined across years of collaborating (most recently on Rodriguez’s latest LP I’m Your Empress Of). Built on the grounds of Stack’s sturdy production, the track asks listeners to put their faith in the inevitable breakdowns. “It’s like this voice in your head, like some Goddess from above, that’s giving you self-encouragement,” he wrote in an email. “It’s okay to feel down, but embrace it because ultimately that gives way to moving forward and progress… There is hope in the sense that we can change things in the world.”

“Note To Self” marks Jim-E Stack’s first single this year, following a number of prominent writing credits on tracks from HAIM, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Perfume Genius, Bon Iver, Kacy Hill, Diplo and Octavian, and more.


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