New Release: Austra – ‘Olympia’

 

Canadian band Austra today releases their sophomore album, Olympia. The sound can be described as electro-pop but with lots of breadth and depth, as Austra makes music with a hollowing gravity paired with a somehow undeniable bounce.

Watch the video for their first single, “Home,” below. You’ll hear quivering vocals reminiscent of Bjork and a grandeur akin to Florence & the Machine – not a bad combination at all.

NYC, be sure to catch their in-store performance at Other Music tomorrow, June 19 at 8 PM. Get tickets on Austra’s Tumblr.

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Tour dates after the jump

New Release: Terence Blanchard – ‘Magnetic’

 

Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard today releases Magnetic, his first album since 2009 and what a beautiful melange it is.

The 10-track project features a diversity of sound easily moving between ballad to bop to electronic. Joining him on the record are band members Kendrick Scott, Brice Winston, Fabian Almazan, and Joshua Crumbly. Some marvelous guests grace the album as well, including the legendary Ron Carter as well as Blue Note label-mates Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke.

For a taste of the album, take a listen to “Magnetic” below and watch a making of the album studio session after the jump.

Terence will be performing at the Jazz Standard in NYC tomorrow, May 29. Enter our contest below to win tickets!

And on June 15 through June 30, Terence will be premiering his first opera! Titled Champion, the St. Louis based production will follow the story of boxing champion Emile Griffith. More on tour dates after the jump.

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Watch a behind the scenes video & get tour dates after the jump

Video: CharlieRED – “Could Be”

 

CharlieRED today drops a video for their sultry “Could Be” tune. In the video, singer Rocki Evans can’t seem to catch a break from the ladies. What’s a player to do?

Tour Dates
April 18 – DROM, New York City
May 2 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
May 14 – S.O.B.’s, New York City
June 1 – Archway in Dumbo, Brooklyn

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New Release: Charli XCX – ‘True Romance’

 

UK electro-pop sensation Charli XCX has just released her album, True Romance. Charli says about the project:

I am so happy to have finished my first album, True Romance. For me, it’s a very emotional record. I suppose I kind of grew up through the process of making this album and as I’ve grown my views on love and life have been constantly changing. Each song is about love in some shape or form, whether that be euphoric love, heartbreak or obsession. Every corner of my own romantic history is explored on this record, so for me it’s very raw, it’s very honest and it’s very true. I’ve written a pop record from the heart, and when people hear it I hope they want to dance and cry at the same time.

Stream True Romance and more tracks.

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Tour dates and “What I Like” video after the jump