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Release Round-Up: Nero, Sia, East India Youth, Stones Throw, The Dø and Len

By | Published on Thursday 15 May 2014


Rounding up the latest release news…

Hi, here’s a thing – an exciting, electro-themed thing – to do with Brit dance trio Nero, who’ve been away doing God knows what for a while now. To be specific, it’s a single titled ‘Satisfy’, and is already available to buy on iTunes following its first play on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier this week.

Here it is:

And another thing. Pop machine Sia has switched 180° from writing hits for other artists, and gone and made a solo LP. Right on, Sia. Its name is ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’, which may sound nightmarish, but it can’t possibly be, since it features Sia’s shiny-bright new single ‘Chandelier’. 8 Jul is the date of its release, kids. And with that, it’s time to throw the spotlight straight back onto ‘Chandelier’:

East India Youth, aka William Doyle, has released the new video for his new single ‘Heaven How Long’, a chip off his first and only LP ‘Total Strife Forever’. The single itself will follow on 16 Jun.

Doyle says of the Joe Spray and Dan Tombs-created clip, which traces the a similar narrative to that of his past ones: “I was keen to keep Joe Spray on as director for this video because his contribution to the aesthetics of my album and its surrounding material have been a key part in whatever success they’ve found. Dan has been creating visuals for my live shows based on Joe’s video work, and it’s been a great collaborative effort working with him. I was really pleased that both Joe and Dan were keen to add their own styles to this video; together they’ve created something beautiful, schizophrenic and intensely visceral”.

See if that’s a fair estimation by checking ‘Heaven How Long’ here:

In DVD release news, hip hop imprint Stones Throw Records is putting out its ‘history of’ film, ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’, in that and various other digital/physical formats on 27 May. Physical copies will be paired with a CD featuring the doc’s 25 track score, which is produced by Madlib. Play its trailer, and Madlib’s special ‘Our Vinyl’ commission ‘Cue 06’, here:

Alt-pop twosome The Dø, otherwise known as Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy, have confirmed the release of a new track, the first sign of their still-TBA third LP. It bears the title ‘Keep Your Lips Sealed’, and you should probably emulate that as you listen to it now:

Finally, the always-inventive Alcopop! Records has dreamt up a barely believable exclusive as its 100th ever release. Basically, it’s a reissue of Len‘s now fifteen year old hit, ‘Steal My Sunshine’. As in, Len. Len.

The single is limited to 100 pressings only, and is available either by itself, or with a combination of merch items, like t-shirts and ‘Lensed’ shades. Here are the details, and here is ‘Steal My Sunshine’:

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