Monday, July 30, 2012

video | frankie rose | know me




hoppin' ship and skippin' town for a few days.  this video accurately illustrates what i will be doing during this time. enjoy yourselves; i'll be back sooner than later. frankie rose rules and you guys are pretty cool. brb irl ttyl, take it sleazy

mp3 | animal collective | today's supernatural




first single from animal collective's upcoming centipede hz. at the helm, avey tare can do no wrong and "today's supernatural" is an offensively impressive way to introduce the new album. due september 4 via domino records. also worth mentioning, the members of animal collective (avey tare, panda bear, deakin, geologist) along with a "variety of guest djs" will be hosting a live radio show every sunday night at 9 pm eastern through august 19. the show's aptly named centipede radio.

update: (right click, save link as) download here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve


stream | flying lotus | between friends | instrumental




steven ellison of los angeles, under his more commonly known moniker, flying lotus recently threw a couple of new tracks up on his soundcloud. among them is a top-notch instrumental by the name of "between friends," a collaboration with thundercat, evidently.  the new work won't be appearing on the upcoming until the quiet comes album (due october 2 via warp) so be sure and check out the stream above.

mp3 | between friends | feat earl sweatshirt & captain murphy




there's also a version of the "between friends" single featuring earl sweatshirt and this captain murphy guy (who is quite possibly little more than an alternate persona of odd future's, tyler the creator).  you can stream the track above or (right click, save link as) download here.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve


mp3 | bat for lashes | laura




natasha khan of bat for lashes recently released this stark, and delicate single from her third upcoming full-length, the haunted man. the album is due sometime in october but until then, get acquainted with "laura" above and (right click, save link as) download here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

photo set | sfmoma submissions | week two




photo featured on the san francisco museum of modern arts (sfmoma) tumblr.

mp3 | fthrsn | on our way




not sure what to tell you guys about fthrsn or this track, other than the song is good and his ep is available for free. stream "on our way" above and (right click, save link as) download here. if you like what you hear, be sure to check out the hysteria ep by (follow the link, download via mediafire) downloading it here. sleep is complicated as shit.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve


mp3 | lord huron | time to run




almost two years after the release of their mighty ep, michigan-born, ben schneider and band have resurfaced, offering up "time to run." the new single from lord huron should whet you music nerds' appetite for the upcoming lonesome dreams full-length, due october 9 via iamsound.  it's certainly got us pretty worked up.  stream the track above and give 'er an immediate (right click, save link as) download here.

video | lord huron | the stranger




while we're at it and if you missed it, check out the video for "the stranger" from the aforementioned mighty ep. directed by jacob mendel.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

mp3 // video | the orwells | in my bed




the orwells are basically a bunch of (five) chicago-based high school kids making music. good music. their remember when lp is out august 7 via autumn tone. check out a live performance of "in my bed" above and (right click, save link as) download here, both courtesy of the fine dudez over at rollo & grady.

photo | dslr | july twelve


mp3 | crystal castles | plague




in january of this year, the crystal castles duo announced work on a new full-length, mentioning they'd like to see it released "sometime this summer." with another month of summer to go, the band just let loose what is presumably said album's first single, "plague." stream above and (right click, save link as) download here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

stream | the babies | moonlight mile




new single from the babies' (whose roster boasts woods' kevin morby and vivian girlscassie ramone) upcoming lp, our house on the hill.  the brooklyn-based janglers' sophomore effort is set for release sometime this fall while their label, woodsist, will be releasing a 7" featuring "moonlight mile" backed with "places" on august 14.  keep your eyez peeled.

video | twin shadow | run my heart




a bare-bones rendition of twin shadow's, "run my heart," from the confess lp released earlier this month. created and filmed by the talented folks at yourstruly.

previously on butyouwould: twin shadow »

Monday, July 23, 2012

mp3 | tv girl | misery




another one to file under the "shit we forgot to mention" category, san diego's pop duo, tv girl, released an entire album without so much as a word from butyouwould. to save face, we will point out that we referenced "i wonder who she's kissing now," a real banger, back in april. however, a month later, the wild, the innocent, the tv shuffle full-length was released and we blew it.  so, to make up for it, stream "misery" above and (right click, save link as) download here or if you're more into entire albums for free, go ahead and (right click, save link as) download the wild, the innocent, the tv shuffle here. with at least another month of summer, tv girl should find a perfect home on your music machines.

previously on butyouwould: tv girl »

Sunday, July 22, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve


mp3 | trails and ways | nunca




the oakland, california trio trails and ways recently released a new split featuring "nunca" and "tereza." the band's been kind enough to host the tracks for free (or the cost of an email, more accurately) over at their bandcamp. if you're not into electronic mail and crud, stream the track above and (right click, save link as) download here. also, if you click that link to the band's website (the album cover upper-left, as always) you'll find a free download for another split and collaboration with ghost beach, including a remix of "nunca."

mp3 | ten a month | playlist | june '12




we're finally caught up. this month's list is short because of june's computer woes.  to make up for it, there's an entire ep included on the playlist. seven tracks and an ep makes ten. july's ten a month will be on time (august 1) freal. enjoy guys n gals!

butyouwould's ten a month: june »

Saturday, July 21, 2012

mp3 | wild nothing | shadow




jack tatum, the man behind wild nothing announced the sequel to 2010's gemini last month. the nocturne lp is set for an august 28 release.  fortunately, the album's first single, "shadow" ought to be enough hold y'all over until then. give it a stream above and (right click, save link as) download here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

mp3 | divine fits | my love is real




"my love is real" debuted about a month ago, and we heard it for the first time today. huge oversight, that will undoubtedly be chalked up to the notorious computer fiasco of june twelve. at any rate, the track rules, dan boeckner, formerly of wolf parade / handsome furs has found a new home (if only for a moment) with spoon's britt daniel, and there's a full-length due august 28 via merge records. shake a stick at that, after you stream above.  downloads are sketchy, but we'll keep an eye out as the band's first album, a thing called divine fits, approaches it's release date.

update: courtesy of bestnewtracks (right click, save link as) download here.

photo set | dslr | july twelve




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve


mp3 | the xx | angels




the band needs no introduction, and by the looks of it, neither does the track.  released yesterday, "angels" is the first single to emerge from the, better late than never, sophomore lp, coexist by the xx.  it's sparse, delicate and immediately endearing.  you can expect their new album september 11 and i'd expect good, if not great things. stream above or (right click, save link as) download here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

mp3 | foxygen | waitin' 4 u




comparisons to early van morrison and rolling stones are basically inevitable, but foxygen's forthcoming, take the kids off broadway lp is only stronger for it. the new york-based band's breakout lp is due july 24 via jagjaguwar and to merely recommend it would be a disservice to the band's talent.  get your hands on it asap and in the meantime, stream the breakout single "waitin' 4 u" above and snag the (right click, save link as) download here.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

photo set | dslr | july twelve




photo featured on the san francisco museum of modern arts (sfmoma) tumblr.

mp3 | frank ocean | sweet life




itunes just made a[nother] fortune. it seems the digital behemoth managed to secure an early release of what's bound to be one of the year's biggest: channel orange from r&b sensation, frank ocean. the physical full-length is still set for a july 17 release date, so enthusiasts will have to remain patient. the album delivers and has somehow stayed afloat despite waves of endless hype. as a celebration - of sorts - the second single "sweet life" can be streamed above or grab the (right click, save link as) download here.

previously on butyouwould: frank ocean »

mp3 | taken by trees | dreams




npr had the privilege of being the first to air taken by trees' new single "dreams" yesterday afternoon. the track suggests the band's forthcoming album, other worlds could be quite a looker.  expect the full-length october 2 via secretly canadian records, but in the meantime, stream above and (right click, save link as) download here, courtesy of gorillavsbear!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

photo | dslr | may twelve




photo featured on the san francisco museum of modern arts (sfmoma) tumblr.

mp3 // video | purity ring | fineshrine






old news for you blogger bros n babes but the video should still be fresh. one of many overlooked tracks during our computer fiasco, "fineshrine," debuted on the webs a few weeks back and has been on repeat since. it's aaaaaight. if you somehow missed the mp3 (right click, save link as) download here and check out the new video which, unlike most things we've posted recently, is relatively new. directed by young replicant, it's worth a watch. purity ring's full-length, shrines, hits shelves july 24.

previously on butyouwould: purity ring »

Monday, July 9, 2012

mp3 | ariel pink's haunted graffiti | only in my dreams


mature themes, ariel pink's upcoming full-length is due in stores the 21st of next month (august 21) and if the two tracks (see previously featured: "baby") they've released so far are any indication, it should be an amazing album. "only in my dreams" surfaced today and it's pretty impressive. definitely stream the new track above and (right click, save link as) download here, courtesy of the foine folks at 4ad records.  note: there's a slight delay on the download link, give it a moment.

previously on butyouwould: ariel pink's »

Sunday, July 8, 2012

mp3 | twin shadow | see you hurry | wim rework




on the heels of what is sure to be a monster of a summer lp, george lewis jr of twin shadow forgoes any reference to confess and uploads an entire album's worth of remixes, none of which have anything to do with the new full-length. while it'd be nice to link you guys to tracks like "patient," "run my heart," or basically any other song from confess, one can't help but admire the seemingly humble and prolific nature of mr. lewis jr. he's made what could be the biggest album of the summer and is releasing entirely unrelated remixes? ok. "see you hurry" is a rework of the aussie band wim and is definitely worth a stream. you can also give it a (right click, save link as) download here and if you've not already, be sure and get your hands on twin shadow's new lp, it's real nice.

previously on butyouwould: twin shadow »

mp3 | four tet | she just likes to fight




a classic from 2010, four tet's "she just likes to fight" was released on the there is love in you full length. since it's release, the london based producer has managed to collaborate with the likes of burial and radiohead's thom yorke to great effect and put out a couple great albums including last year's fabriclive 59. the ostensibly fragile, understated yet hopeful, if not cheery, track above is a perfect way to wind down a warm, summer's night. stream as always and (right click, save link as) download here.

mp3 | ten a month | playlist | may '12




it's basically two months late but it's finally here. click the image for the jump, or the ten a month tab on the link bar above. expect june's playlist in the next couple days!  maybe.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

mp3 | jamie xx | far nearer




there's nothing new about this track, but it's good and we haven't featured it, somehow. jamie, the mastermind producer behind the xx released "far nearer" last year and while it hasn't been in heavy rotation, it recently resurfaced in a forgotten playlist and brought back some decent memories. it also accurately sums up the way i feel about my pup, zuri, seen below and basically everywhere else on the site. give 'er a stream above and (right click, save link as) download here.

photo | dslr | july twelve


Friday, July 6, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve




stream | beta frontiers | get free | major lazer rework




latest work from toronto's beta frontiers comes in the form of a remix of this year's "get free" by major lazer. the track features arowbe, another canadian native and was released to help support unlovable's recent legal struggles. follow this link and buy the mp3 for as little as a dollar, while helping what looks to be a good cause.  48 second mark? rightrighright.

previously on butyouwould: beta frontiers »

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

mp3 | tomas barfod feat. nina kinert | november skies




another one we missed from last month, tomas barfod's "november skies" is almost instantly an ideal summer jam, despite the very suggestively solemn, wintery title. from the danish producers latest lp, salton sea, the crisp track features beautiful, soaring vocals from sweden's nina kinert (major babe). it's enough to forget the heat, if only for a moment. stream above and (right click, save link as) download here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

photo | dslr | july twelve




mp3 | ariel pink's haunted graffiti | baby | donnie & joe emerson rework




last week, to announce our return, we posted donnie & joe emerson's "baby" and mentioned the ariel pink and dâm-funk cover as well. now, to get the week started, we have the classic among classics reworked right here.  as mentioned before, the track will be featured on the upcoming mature themes album due august 21.  stream it, (right click, save link as) download it, whatever you do, love it.  gorillavsbear quotes ariel: "‘baby’ has been a staple on just about every playlist/mixtape i’ve assembled in the past 3 years. it is nothing short of sublime.”

Sunday, July 1, 2012

photo | dslr | june twelve


mp3 | grizzly bear | sleeping ute




grizzly bear, one of our favorites, are back and have returned rather triumphantly. 2009's veckatimest was a great album, but many tracks marked a change in direction for the band, swapping some of the sprawling intricacies and complexity for a more straightforward, albeit, wonderfully accessible sound. "sleeping ute," the first single from the unnamed forthcoming lp hearkens to early grizzly bear, and seems to usher in a return of sorts to the band's initial sound . new album releases september 18 this year via warp; sample the stream above, (right click, save link as) download here.

previously on butyouwould: grizzly bear »