Published Sep 08, 2014The first week of September has been a busy one; our weekly Music/Video Roundup is packed with a ton of brand new album streams, music videos, singles and more. Get acquainted with the past week's most talked-about material below, then keep an eye our Music/Video section for more new music and videos every day.
First up, we have a stream of Ephemeral, the sophomore record from dance-pop aficionado and Exclaim! cover artist Rich Aucoin. Described as music written to be about "bringing people together, despite the inevitable universal feelings of loneliness and loss," the album stays true to his experimental pop sounds. Make sure to give it a listen before picking it up on its September 9 arrival date.
West coast rap veteran Madchild continues to soldier on with a new EP, Switched On, due at the end of this month. His latest video for EP cut "Never Die" serves as a good indication of what's to come. In the middle of a lush green forest, watch as the emcee recounts his conversations with the living dead on top of glamorous production. The title is quite telling for an artist who has been rocking the mic since 1994.
On top of her work with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and various film soundtracks, Karen O now has an official solo record under her belt with Crush Songs, which is available to stream now. A collection of lo-fi love songs tracked between 2006 and 2007, the record was written during a period in which O wasn't sure if she would ever fall for anyone again. Also seeing release on September 9 is Delta Spirit's Into the Wide on Dine Alone Records. Written in Brooklyn and recorded in Atlanta, the new record is described as the rootsy San Diego five-piece's moodiest batch of material to date. The entire record is available to hear now at the link above.
Charlottetown five-piece Coyote are a group that aim to sound larger than the sum of their parts. Their Proof of Life EP, recorded by Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions, largely achieves this by blending elements of dance-rock and funk. Give the entire six-track effort a listen at the link provided.
Finally, be sure to check out the stream of Emmanuel Jal's The Key. An eclectic mix of music drawing on traditional African music, EDM, reggae, dub, soul and Afrobeat, the South Sudanese-Canadian musician and activist has delivered what a press release calls his "most ambitious and sonically adventurous music project to date." Give it a listen to prepare yourself for Jal's record release show at Toronto's Tattoo Rock Parlour on October 9.
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