Lust for Youth is Swedish electronic musician Hannes Norvvide. While he was first influenced to make music due to a few of his friends starting up a punk group, he only had a toy keyboard which resulted in solo bedroom recording via lent out equipment. Although he has gotten little exposure outside of pockets of Europe, Lust for Youth will be releasing the debut LP Growing Seeds by way of Sacred Bones and a subsequent tour playing some US dates which should help get the word out on this new talent. The record comes out November 13. Listen to the corrosive, synth-heavy opening track “Behind Curtains” below:
Experimental albums will often have a hard time making it into any pop music countdown, even when Brian Eno is in the conversation, but it just so happens to be the ambient hall of famer’s first solo record since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It’s four tracks long, each over 18 minutes in length, and it’s called LUX. It’s definitely a bit more vibrant of an album based on a stream of the album that has since expired, and gets back to Eno’s roots stylistically, bringing back memories of 1978’s Music For Airports. The LP is out November 13. You can pre-order it here.
Norwegian producer Lindstrøm will be releasing his second album of 2012 entitled Smalhans, which will follow up February's Six Cups of Rebel. With an already proficient back catalog of inventive dance music, we can only hope that the new record will continue in blessed-out disco fashion. Luckily you can stream the six-track album over at Fact before it comes out this Tuesday, November 2.
Whether it's releasing excellent full-length LPs like this year's Swing Lo Magellan or churning out a short film for said record (Hi Custodian) you can be sure that lead singer-songwriter of Dirty Projectors, David Longstreth, is never running short of brilliant ideas. In fact, he is brimming over with them. So much that when he initially constructed Swing Lo he had reportedly devised over 70 songs worth of material, and thus we have the About to Die EP, a four-track gem which is due out November 6.
5. The Revival Hour - Clusterchord EP
About a year ago Buffalo native and best kept indie-folk secret DM Stith announced the birth of his new side project with John Mark Lapham (The Earlies) called The Revival Hour releasing a the 7” containing tracks “Hold Back” and “Run Away” and all the while he continues to fly under the radar. Up until that point he had spent the bulk of 2010 and ’11 touring with Sufjan Stevens, upon whose label Stith released his debut solo record Heavy Ghost in 2009. Stith has continued to stay busy, working out of Rochester, chipping away at a solo follow-up, offering vocals for friends Shara Warden of My Brightest Diamond and Son Lux's Ryan Lott, and a few weeks back he announced the release of...an EP. It’s five songs, but we can be sure with Stith’s attention to quality and dedication to musical refinement that it will be an ample listen. The EP called Clusterchord is out November 13. Listen to "Pyre" below:
About to release his fourth studio LP in the last year and a half, there are few R&B artists making music as rich and prolific and at such a rate as Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd. The Toronto native's debut record House of Balloons was no one hit wonder and he has proven that he can come back time and again sounding more refined, cranking out expansive, dreamy beats with a voice that will halt you dead in your tracks. His new record is called The Trilogy and it comes out November 13. Listen to the latest track off the record called "Enemy" below:
Earlier this year, buffaBLOG caught a glimpse of Tim Hecker and Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Daniel Lopatin, as they joined a slew of other artists on multiple stages at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, and while it was awesome to hear two of the most acclaimed experimental acts of '12 play their respective music, it’s always pretty exciting when musicians like this get together for a collaborative effort. On Instrumental Tourist, Lopatin and Hecker have converged to bring you the first record of Software’s SSTUDIOS series, which essentially pairs electronic musicians in a mission to create works of “quality and vision.” Listen to the first cut from the album called “Uptown Psychadelia” below:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold
There are literally hundreds of reasons you might want to get stoked for Sufjan Stevens' latest release and second installment of yuletide ditties, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vol. 6-10. Here are 10:
1. There are 58 TRACKS in 5 EPs. That means you can listen to one track a day from the moment it’s released on November 13 until New Years and still have songs left over.
2. If you purchase the CD or vinyl box set, you get stickers and tattoos.
3. One track is called “Christmas Face”.
4. STOP MOTION MUSIC VIDEOS (and lots of them).
6. Psychedelic carols accompanied by Sufjan’s signature electric guitar solos that are so painfully euphoric.
7. Song lyrics and chord charts come with the box set, which means you can wax apocalyptic with all of your closest friends! In any key!
8. You can blast “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling” over that worn out CD of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” that your mom loves to put on every day after Thanksgiving.
9. Sufjan will be playing his Christmas songs live in Buffalo on December 18, exactly a week before Christmas Day, at Asbury Hall. Get tickets here.
10. Last but not least, the amazing Christmas-meets-Halloween claymation video for “Mr. Frosty Man” that you can watch below: