LACEI has been a long time favorite of MFL, and with a new year, they’ve brought us some new music. Their newest single, “Wanderer”, is a track about finding your purpose in the world through the chaos that is constantly unfolding, every day, every minute. In the words of LACEI:
“Wanderer is about breaking through the confines of society and following your dreams, making your own truth. There are so many crazy things going on in the world right now, if we can find light in the darkness we can begin to wander on this earth with a purpose. Each and every person has one. What is yours?”
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Aiming for an April release of his newest, Dead Dog EP, Howlie has given us another single to satiate us until we get the EP in its entirety. The title track is just as much a melancholic beauty as his other releases. Check it out:
Fake Guns’ new single, “Green”, is a wild rock track that, true to Fitts’ songwriting ability, is ridiculously infectious. Fake Guns at first remained mysterious but now we all know who is responsible for the monstrously delicious indie rock they’ve been cranking out. Fake Guns is the work of Alex Fitts (of the Kickdrums, see our interview here) and Chris Wall. Following their previous releases, “Yellow” and “Blue”, the duo is back with another color of the rainbow, “Green.”
Kiko King & creativemaze came together coincidentally in 2011 in Berlin. Creativemaze’s experience as an audio engineer lays the foundation for Kiko King’s mind-bending poetic abilities. For their latest record, Gnothi Seauton, the duo linked up with trip-hop mastermind, Tricky.
Melodic piano underlies profound lyricism that gets ripped up, rearranged and reassembled during the chorus. The accompanying video is similarly simple but suddenly deconstructed, offering the listener and viewer a unique musical experience. The official release date for the video is February 3rd but luck for you, you get to check it out early!
You can find “Resolution for Solitude” and all the other tracks from Gnothi Seauton on iTunes now.
The last we’d heard from Slowdive was their record, Pygmalion, from 1995. 19 years later, in 2014, the band announced that they were getting back together. Now in 2017, they re-introduce themselves to new and old generations of fans with their new track, “Star Roving.”
The new single is equally as expansive, cyclical and lush as we remember the sounds of Slowdive to be. They have a way of filling space with sound that is unlike any other.
In addition to releasing their new single, Slowdive also announced their signing with Dead Oceans.
Swedish musician Jens Lekman is set to release his latest album, Life Will See You Now, on February 17th. In contrast to his previous record, I Know What Love Isn’t, the new record is rumored to be more upbeat, full of “disco, calypso, samba and bossa nova.” The perfect introductory track was released earlier this month titled, “What’s That Perfume You Wear?” Lekman thanks Ralph MacDonald for the steel pans sample, which contributes a bulk of the fun rhythmic quality to the song.
The track came with a video produced by Christopher Good who chose to represent love as a vase. About the video/track Good says:
“You’re trying to recreate it but can’t quite get the pieces to fit right anymore; it’s all a jumble now and won’t hold water any longer. A danceable nightmare of heartache.”
Check the video out here:
Find out more about Jens Lekman on his Facebook page or website.
With Alex Fitts of The Kickdrums on vocals and his partner in crime, Chris Wall on drums , Fake Guns’ debut track, “Blue”, is the perfect resuscitation for summer. The track is laced with a killer chorus, sizzling summer synths and a melody that’s made to be blasted from your car stereo.
The duo has been remaining relatively mysterious and all they’re willing to reveal about themselves is that besides “Blue”, more music is to come!