Bon Iver premiered a new track, “8 (circle),” via BBC Radio 1. The song, in addition to the previously released tracks “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄,” appears on their upcoming album, 22, A Million, due out September 30th via Jagjaguwar. Listen to the track below and see Bon Iver on tour.
David Bazan premiered a new track, “Long Way Around The Sea,” via Stereogum. In a statement to Stereogum, Bazan explained his decision to cover this song, which was originally written by Low: “When I heard [the song], I connected with it immediately: hidden motives, mass murder, quiet discernment, escape from tyranny, grown ups traveling to chill with a strange baby… so much (slow, sad) fun.” The track appears on his upcoming album of Christmas songs, Dark Sacred Night, due out November 11th via Suicide Squeeze. Listen to the track and see David Bazan live.
Muuy Biien premiered a new track, “Bitter Blessings,” via Spin. The accompanying article says the song “carries an air of mystery with its bluesy guitar, slithering bass line, and drums that fire like gunshots in the Old West.” The track, along with the previously released song “Another Chore” appears on their upcoming album, Age of Uncertainty, due out October 28th via Autumn Tone. Listen to the track and see Muuy Biien live.
The Head and the Heart was the musical guest yesterday on The Ellen Show. They performed “All We Ever Knew” from their latest album, Signs of Light, out now via Warner Bros. Records. Watch the performance below and see The Head and the Heart on tour.
Jenny Hval‘s new album, Blood Bitch, is now streaming in full via NPR Music. The accompanying article describes the album as “an unmistakably human cross-section, Hval’s great asset is her ability to turn an X-ray into a wonder cabinet.” Blood Bitch is due out September 30th via Sacred Bones Records and includes the previously-released tracks “Period Piece,” “Conceptual Romance” and “Female Vampire.” Listen to the album below and see Jenny Hval live.
Jason Isbell took home two Americana awards last night for Song of the Year and Album of the Year. Southeastern Records released the album Something More Than Free last year, which includes the award-winning song “24 Frames.” View the complete list of winners and see Jason Isbell on tour.