The best new music this week…
- Alphabets Heaven – ‘Arka’
Watch out for new music from Mochipet, DNTEL, Robot Koch, Slugabed, Raffertie and more as part of Peppermill Records’ 2999 project of songs and illustrations. Alphabets Heaven’s ‘Arka’ is the first great tune from the project, which releases a new song every Friday. See the above matching illustration for the song.
- Letherette – ‘Blad’
Letherette first came to my attention with their Solar Bears remix, then their FUR one. Andy Harber and Richard Roberts make up Letherette who are on a J Dilla instrumental buzz for sure. I’ve been playing the tunes from their Myspace frequently lately. No real releases to speak of yet (though there’s an LP listed here) but this track appears on the superb Brownswood Electric compilation.
- Dãm-Funk – featuring MC Eiht – Hood Pass Intact
Dam himself performed this version of the song live at SXSW. Here he gets legendary East Coast rapper MC Eiht to jump on the track for a verse, which is taken from a forthcoming Stones Throw 12″. More deets here.
- Sankt Otten – ‘Mein Freund aus Köln’
Australian label Hidden Shoal release a free downloadable single from German cinematic pop duo Sankt Otten. There are two songs available via Bandcamp. ‘Mein Freund aus Köln’ is a slow, sparse drum and digital synth number with orchestral touches while ‘Melancholie fur Millionen’ is previously unreleased. You can get their fourth album Morgen Wieder Lustig from eMusic.
- Fight Like Apes – ‘Hoo Ha Henry’
The first single taken from the Apes’ second album is out on August 20th through Model Citizen Records. It was produced by Gang of Four’s Andy Gill and features the band’s now-trademark sardonic lyrics and punchy (..like in the face… hard) keyboards.