Time to introduce lots of new releases here on Esoteric Mumblings again! Here are some newly released songs that I'm currently enjoying a lot.

mp3: Broken Social Scene - All to All (mp3 download removed)

First off, another new track from Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene's upcoming fourth studio album, Forgiveness Rock Record. All to All came out as a digital single yesterday, and I like it a lot. With its lush, atmospheric and ambient sound, combined with very sweet female vocals, it reminds me of the classic Broken Social Scene track "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" from their 2002 album You Forgot it in People. If the three tracks (from the album's thirteen) released so far are anything to go by, the new album will be another eclectic mix of genres and moods – BSS at their best, in other words!

mp3: MGMT - Flash Delirium (mp3 download removed)

In my opinion MGMT sounded a lot like the Flaming Lips on their debut album Oracular Spectacular (2007), with their euphoric psychedelic rock, and also thanks to the production work by long-time Flaming Lips producer David Fridman. While the Flaming Lips moved in a quite different direction with last year's Embryonic, MGMT's new track "Flash Delirium", from their upcoming sophomore album Congratulations, due out April 13th, in my opinion sounds more like the Yoshimi / Mystics era (former half of the 00s) Flaming Lips now than ever. I can also sense a stronger influence from trippy 60s psychedelic rock, and less disco beat and 90s britrock nudges, this time around. This track left me very excited for MGMT's return!

mp3: Foals - Spanish Sahara (mp3 download removed)

Post-punk/indie rock band Foals from Oxford, England, released their very funky and danceable debut album Antidotes in 2008, which was one of my favorite albums that year. The album was full of vigor and punch, and when I saw them live in the spring of 2008, their almost endless-seeming energy impressed me. Their sophomore album Total Life Forever is due out in May, and judging by the album title alone one would expect it to be even more energetic than before. But this time, Foals have slowed down a bit, and switched danceable indie anthems for slower and more modest, atmospheric and reflective tunes. According to the band, they had been planning another "funky" album, but then plans changed. The first track from the album, Spanish Sahara, indicates that this new style suits them just as well, and although the soundscape is rather different now, it still unmistakably sounds like Foals.


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Anonymous said...

thats lisa lobsinger on All to All and Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl

Vizitrone said...

Are you sure, Anonymous? According to this page, Emily is the one doing the vocals: http://musicbrainz.org/release/f461c619-5c8e-4263-8dbb-2c005d6d25fb.html

I, and the person who made the musicbrainz entry, could be wrong though.

b said...

It's definitely Emily on Anthems, but I'm pretty sure it's Lisa on All to All.

JD said...

Download limit reached, would love to have this track for my drive to SF tomorrow~ if you could possibly send it to me it would be greatly appreciated-



Vizitrone said...

b: I was also positive that Emily did the vocals on Anthems. But I guess the new track made me so excited about getting "a new Anthems" that I mistakingly believed she was the vocalist again too. ;) I have edited the post now.

JD: All download links have now been reactivated. I also sent you an e-mail.

Matt Klomp said...

I got some Flaming Lips vibes from the new MGMT as well. That whole album is up to stream on their site right now, for anyone that's interested- www.whoismgmt.com

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you dig the new MGMT. I've been reading a lot of negative reviews but I am definitely digging it. Make sure to pre-order it: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/congratulations/id362806069