Published May 12, 2014Feeling a little overwhelmed by the massive amount of new music? If you're stoked on all this new music but you're in need of a bit of direction, fret not: our Music/Video Roundup is back again to save the day. We've got a bunch of this week's most essential releases, all in one place. Take a breath, ready your headphones and read on below.
Starting off our roundup is Swedish pop outfit Little Dragon with their dreamy new release, Nabuma Rubberband. It's a dynamic release from Little Dragon, with some tracks quick and forceful, others soft and weightless. Stream the album by clicking above to hear all the synthesized, electro-pop sweetness it has to offer.
Next, Chief Keef graced us with yet another track this week. "No" has a drowsy beat, repetitive chorus and a heap of AutoTune — give it a listen and you'll probably get it stuck in your head. Then stream The Halls of Wickwire, the latest from Halifax duo Cousins. The album's garage rock sound is raw and exposed, featuring wailing choruses and dirty riffs.
Be sure to watch the live performance of Wolf Parade's "This Heart's on Fire" by Operators, featuring Japandroids, from Canadian Music Week. Operators rocked the house for three straight nights at Toronto's Silver Dollar Room — watch the video and feel the energy they brought to their set.
Finally, Spencer Burton has shared "Diamond," an emotional sneak peek of his upcoming album. Of Attack in Black and Grey Kingdom fame, Burton has shed his various monikers for tender, folksy vulnerability. Hear the new tune at the link above.
Don't forget to swing by our Music/Video section, where you'll find new releases every day.