Canblaster - I Think About U

Club Cherval affiliate Canblaster has a new EP coming September 16, which shows a bit of a direction for the French dance producer. Standout "I Think About U" certainly has some neo-soul elements in play, but the experimental touches - filtered with the undeniably catchy break at 1:30 - make for something fairly extraordinary. Stream the effort below and pre-order the Infinite EP here.

Mixtape: Knxwledge - Touching Bass (Noisey Series)

The newest installment in Noisey's Touching Bass mixtape series comes from LA producer Knxwledge, who packs the near 40-minute smash with low-hung rap hits, warped with mind-melting production. The whole effort is available for stream/download below, and comes with a special interview with the 25-year-old. In it, he talks about his love for jerked chicken, his sneaker collection, and the Jersey-centric samples he taps into on the mix (including a lot from Hype Williams 1998 film Belly, starring Nas and DMX).

Julianna Barwick - The Harbinger (Live on Take Away Show)

Director Derrick Belchman penned this wonderfully shot footage of atmosphere music extraordinaire Julianna Barwick for the most recent Take Away Show performance. Fans of La Blogotheque will be familiar with the beautiful take, but in case you're new here, get up on all of it now.

The footage was taken in the consistent majesty of Iceland, which seems astoundingly fitting for Barwick's style with "The Harbinger." It comes from her wonderful new LP Nepenthe, which is available now on Dead Oceans.

Mixtape: Flatbush Zombies - BetteroffDEAD

Ultra-prolific rap trio Flatbush Zombies just burst your Thursday wide open with the brand new BetteroffDEAD mixtape. Group member Erick Arc Elliott does the majority of the production, but two of the 19 tracks feature help from Harry Fraud and Obey City. Additionally, OLD rapper Danny Brown sits in on "Drug Parade" and Action Bronson helps out with a guest verse on "Club Soda."

Stream the whole effort below, which available for free download.

Jacco Gardner - The End Of August

After releasing his debut album and touring, Dutch musician Jacco Gardner has come back with a brand new 7", "The End Of August" b/w "Notus." The former is available below, and features the multi-talented Gardner sitting in on every instrument outside of drums for the gently-swaying effort. The 7" is set for physical release September 24 on the Trouble In Mind imprint, and will be made on 500 random-colored vinyls. Until then, stream "The End Of August" below.

CRUSHING BLOWS - Dreams On/Dream Off

Over at Music Ninja, shoegaze fuzz outfit CRUSHING BLOWS debuted the second piece of the new Double-A Side release with "Dream On/Dream Off." The first of the two tracks, "Unknown Animal," debuted over at The 405 before, just in case you forgot the other stuff that I do. Stream "Dream On/Dream Off" below, which is also available on the group's Bandcamp before the October 7 release, courtesy of Snug Recording Company.

EP Stream: L. Pierre - Surface Noise

Fans of Arab Strap front-man Aidan Moffat might not be too familiar with his outside efforts as L. Pierre. The aesthetic between the two projects is noticeably parallel, with L. Pierre's playing the role of an older, investigative producer. On his brand new EP Surface Noise, available to stream in full below, Moffat explores open lanes of space and vintage-sounding scratches, parlaying between indignantly modern styles while visiting haunting older sounds.

Album Stream: Sir Froderick - Consolidate

Producer Sir Froderick debuted an oddball assortment of original material yesterday in a 22-track masterful effort entitled Consolidate. The producer mashed an unbelievable amount of elements together, from scattered soul and bass funk to downright silly renderings of notorious one-hit wonders like Color Me Badd's "I Wanna Sex You Up." Thankfully the full effort comes across much stronger than some of the pieces might entail.

Froderick has four of the 22 tracks, available to stream below, courtesy of his Bandcamp. Physical copies of the release are now limited to CD, with the cassette versions already sold out. As of this minute only 5(!) are left (out of 9), so if you're quick you might still have time. The CD comes paired with nine pieces of original art, specially made for the release, which explains the supremely rare quantity.

SOHN - Lessons

It's been roughly a year since we've heard anything from Viennese producer SOHN, who lifted the brand new "Lessons" from his forthcoming full-length debut. The limber, delicate track ebbs between sun-soaked R&B and subtle electro inspiration, a la How To Dress Well at its best.

Check the track out below, which will be released as a digital single September 23 and on 12" in November, courtesy of 4AD.

Pangea - Offer

Garage revivalists Pangea have brought out the brand new "Offer," the B-Side to its recently released 7" "Snakedog." The latter is a straight-forward garage romp, while the former builds to inexorable highs. Both climb in conveniently spurts, perfect for that last minute West Coast party you've been meaning to set up.

Check both singles out below, courtesy of Harvest.

Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch

Over the course of the next few weeks, Deer Tick will be releasing bits and pieces of its new LP Negativity up until its formal September 24 release. The first of which comes in the form of a slow-motion, reverse shot video for the criminally crafty "The Dream's In The Ditch." It's a relatively simple video, featuring the band's adventurous limo ride through Providence, Rhode Island, performing the ol' Chinese Fire Drill.

Check it out below. Negativity is set for release September 24 in the U.S. and 30 in Europe, courtesy of Partisan Records. Also catch the band performing "The Dream's In The Ditch" on Conan September 25.

Franz Ferdinand video - Evil Eye

Director Diane Martel, who's biggest claim to fame is her video for Robin Thicke's mega-hit "Blurred Lines," stepped back in the ring again with the thoroughly violent new video for Franz Ferdinand's "Evil Eye."

The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action single features a VHS-level array of B-movie violence in a freakish ray of Americana phantasm. So the NSFW label does as well here as it did in "Blurred Lines."

Check out the video below. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action  is out now on Domino.

Ásgeir - Torrent

Last September, Icelandic artist Ásgeir made his native debut, in relatively explosive terms. His album Dyrd í dauðathogn, which will be released in the States October 28 as The Silence, was the fastest selling debut in his native island's history, surpassing even the triumphant legends of Sigur Ros and Bjork. To give some perspective, Ásgeir's debut is already owned by one out of every 10 Icelandic residents.

After being released in several other European countries and being nominated for numerous awards, Ásgeir has booked his first official UK headlining show, with a tour commencing later in October. Check out the tour dates here, as well as "Torrent," the electric first single from Dyrd í dauðathogn below.

TV On The Radio video - Mercy

With the new videos for "Mercy" and "Million Miles," you'd figure we'd here something concrete on a new album from TV On The Radio. While it's pretty evident that the band will be releasing a new LP on guitarist Dave Sitek's Federal Prism imprint pretty soon, there hasn't been much in the way of total confirmation. Until then, watch the brand new stop-motion animated video for "Mercy" from director Dawn Garcia.

Boreals - No Te Metas Las Manos En Los Bolsillos

For those lost, the literal translation of "No Te Metas Las Manos En Los Bolsillos" is "Don't Put Your Hands In Your Pockets." But the real interest is in the track itself. It comes from the Barcelona-based Boreals, a trio of young 20-somethings churning out delicate Spanish-infused guitar infused with an ecstatic array of synth-laced funk. Sounds impossible, but when it all comes together at around the one minute mark, you get it.

Check the track out below from the band's upcoming LP Antípodas, courtesy of Irregular Records.

New Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra

After debuting "Problem Areas" early last month, Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never, is back with another taste of his forthcoming R Plus Seven LP, "Zebra."

The heady, masterfully complex track cracks in at about seven minutes, but it feels like it trips on to a possible endless extreme. The beauty of Lopatin's project is that the inescapable endless rift seems to effortlessly tapped into, whether it comes from Rifts or his new album. And as enjoyably diverse and deep as "Zebra" comes to be, it only feels like a microcosm of something much bigger.

Stream the track below. R Plus Seven is due out October 1 on Warp.

Preview: Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor'

We're still about two months away from the biggest release of 2013, Arcade Fire's fourth LP Reflektor. But today the band finally debuted something in the way of new music with a 40 second preview of the album. No lyrics, of course, but it does prelude something in the way of a single for next week.

Just a reminder, the James Murphy-produced album will be released October 29 on Merge.

New Ryan Hemsworth - Against A Wall (ft. Lofty305)

Because its still in fact 2013, that means there has to be more Ryan Hemsworth music on the horizon.

The extra-prolific producer announced yet another project for this year, next months full-length Guilt Trips LP. Hemsworth is apparently trying to expand the warmth and inviting touch he brought in with his Still Awake EP, bringing some vocal help on the way. Check out the first taste of Guilt Trips, "Against A Wall" featuring Lofty305, below. The album is set for release October 22 on Last Gang.

Album Download: Knifefight - Knifefight

Knifefight, made up of rapper Beans and Brooklyn producer Mux Mool, has a beauty of a free mixtape courtesy of Anticon.

The six-track effort comes with Mux Mool's calm digital footprint, syncing 80s funk grooves with drags of Euro-fused electro over Beans' hearty verses. The Anti Pop Consortium co-founder also teams up with the likes of Cities Aviv, Kool A.D., and Sub Con on several tracks, making it all the more important that you download it right now.

Album Stream: Tallows - Memory Marrow

Fans of the weekly Bandcamp Weekly podcast may have caught wind the succinctly good pop echoing from Oklahoma City natives Tallows. The band recently put out a nine-track LP on Bandcamp, which can give a good grasp of the subtle experimental touch, crowded by warm and engaging bedroom pop. If not, stream the effort below, which is out now.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Deeper

Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs, once again, has paired up with Los Angeles' preeminent producer Madlib for another gem.

"Deeper" is the first taste from the upcoming EP of the same name, which preludes the duo's 2014 LPiñata. So it's pretty safe to expect some explosive stuff from these two within the next few months. Until then, check out "Deeper" below and grab the Deeper EP before it ships out September 9.

Cults - High Road

Following July's first taste of Cults' upcoming sophomore LP Static, the dream pop duo released the swimmingly crafty "High Road."

The track comes off as direct and sweet with Madeline Follin remaining charmingly subdued throughout. It's a distinctly mellow take from the duo, who seem to be growing from their 2011 self-titled debut. Check it out below and grab Static October 15 on Columbia Records.

El-P on "Rhythm Roulette"

El-P was the most recent victim (or whatever you make of it) on Mass Appeal's Rhythm Roulette web series.

The Brooklyn rapper, known as well for his solo efforts as he is for the monstrously good Run The Jewels (never forget that), is also one of rap's finest producers. Fans familiar with the series will note the premise; a producer picks three random LP's blindfolded and warps them into something of a beat. El-P's collection comes with soul and Beethoven, so how he weaves that into something remotely good is insane. Check it out below.

Album Stream: Harrison - When It Rains

I've touched base very lightly on Toronto producer Harrison a while back this year. His well-versed eclectic touch swayed between jazz revivalism and staunchly accessible hip hop, making an instantly likable, indelible craft seem effortless. His newest project, When It Rains, comes to us at "name your own price" courtesy of his Bandcamp. The 11-track effort finds base everywhere, but largely stays in tune with the autumn inspired jazz sounds.

Stream/download the whole album below.

Shigeto - Detroit Part 1

Taken from his recently released No Better Time Than Now, Shigeto debuted the new video for "Detroit Part 1."

Following the title premise, Shigeto gives an inside view of his hometown and his studio. It's a pretty bleak perspective, but then again we're talking about Detroit here. Check it out below and grab No Better Time Than Now on Ghostly International.

All Dogs/Slouch split tape

At the end of last month Columbus, Ohio garage band All Dogs sent out this split cassette with Slouch, and for whatever reason it seems to have been kept quiet. The word is out, and the jubilant, straight-forward collection is starting to gain some headway. And by the way, it's only $1!

The six track tape is a grinning collection of lo-fi glory, with little to no fuss. All-around endearing, guys.

Danny Brown - ODB

Is it too much out of line to think that OLD might end up being the best rap album of 2013?

It's got steep competition with Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap and Run The Jewels (BOTH STILL FOR FREE), but first indications of the delayed Danny Brown follow-up to 2011's XXX are extremely high. Case and point; "ODB."

The oddball production from Brown's producer Paul White (who also produced XXX) is nothing short of extraordinary on the track, which has a fittingly bizarre video to go along with it. It's a serious must listen.

OLD is set for release September 30 on Fool's Gold.

Album Stream: Dpat - In Bloom

Houston's 23-year-old producer Dpat is already on his second album (still getting around to that elusive first one), with the brand new In Bloom. The seven track record is brimming with convexly cool and contorted rhythms and subtlety enriching harmonics, and is free to download courtesy of his Bandcamp page. As well, kudos to album cover creator Samüel Johnson, who has done previous work with the likes of Active Child, MS MR, XXYYXX, and plenty more. Fantastic work.

TV On The Radio - Millions

After releasing "Mercy," the first new single from TV On The Radio since the Brooklyn band's 2011 LP Nine Types Of Light, the band is back again with a brand new song/video for "Millions."

The track serves as a bright contrast to the frenetic "Mercy," offering a more sedated ballad that doesn't come up short. The video starts as garden show, serving as an ironic post for what garden shows tend to do - ignore the actual plights of the environment. Eventually it evolves into something of a statement of preservation and resilience. Watch below.

Dosh - We Are The Worst

The always lovely Graveface Records has brought out some deviant experimental work from Martin Dosh with "We Are The Worst." The static minimalism and subtle textures ream through in a sequence of sparse dream-like stretches, filtered with calming vocal echoes and hazy atmospherics.

The track comes from Dosh's upcoming Milk Honey, which is set for release October 22. Listen to "We Are The Worst" below.

ODESZA - My Friends Never Die

Over the past few months ODESZA has been culling together several new tracks, made specifically for live presentation, for the group's My Friends Never Die EP. The five-track EP, which is set for release September 17, includes the title track, which is available below to stream/download.

All of this also comes before ODESZA sets out on a U.S. tour, supporting the likes of Michal Menert and Pretty Lights. Check the ODESZA website for ticket information, per the link above.

EDIT: The embed link is not available. Check out "My Friends Never Die" here.

Oh No - Yeah/Doin' My Own/Hear Me

Using every tool at his disposal from Now-Again Records, producer Oh No debuted three new soul-sampled filled tracks from his newest installment in the Oh No Verses Now-Again series. "Yeah" is available to stream below but two separate tracks "Doing' My Own" and "Hear Me" are available courtesy at Rappcats. All three are instrumental efforts, using jazz and funk personas to wrap up the tight beat play.

Luckily, Oh No Verses Now-Again is 19 tracks deep and comes out tomorrow, so if you're feeling this, the wait is easy.

Darkside - Golden Arrow

Two months after Nicolas Jaar debuted his wonderful Daftside project (his remix album of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories), Jaar and collaborator Dave Harrington premiered the first taste of the duo's new Darkside project.

The first 11 minutes, which has an accompanying video of smoke and fire below, is also available now to download over at Jaar's Other People imprint. Those familiar with Jaar's celebrated Space Is Only Noise and the previous Jaar/Harrington effort, 2011's Darkside EP, won't be surprised by what transpires: echoing, dissonant sounds flirting with harmonious continuum, filling spaced nuance with somber vocals and personal touches.

Helada Negro - Detroit/Stop Living Dead

Brooklyn producer Roberto Lange, more commonly known as Helada Negro, has been jumping around from various projects in the past few years. From former partnerships alongside Julianna Barwick and Prefuse 73, Lange has come back into his own as Helada Negro for the second in his EP series Island Universe Story.

With Island Universe Story Two, Lange debuted the 80s synth-laden "Detroit," as well as the curiously dissonant and atmospheric "Stop Living Dead." The latter comes from the Helada Negro Bandcamp, which is offering pre-orders of the EP now for $5. The EP is set for release August 27.

Ahnnu - Shame

Leaving Records, fronted by Los Angeles producer Matthewdavid, in participation with Stones Throw, is highlighting little known West Coast producer Ahnnu with the brand new cassette World Music. Featured on the instrumental mix is "Shame," a lo-fi churn of jazz and soul-digging samples without miring in older progressions. Stream it below and grab World Music September 3.

Cass McCombs - There Can Be Only One

Featured on Cass McCombs' upcoming seventh (what he refers to as his "seventh-and-a-half") studio album is the low-hum, succinctly charming "There Can Be Only One." McCombs, per usual, plays with mild country aesthetics while letting his more inspired verses carry the weight of the track.

Stream "There Can Be Only One" below. McCombs' new 22-track album Big Wheel And Others is set for release October 15 on Domino. Pre-order the album here.

Holy Ghost! - It's Okay

After releasing a few teaser tracks from the upcoming album Dynamics, New York electro-pop outfit Holy Ghost! debuted the brand new "It's Okay." The dance-esque features more prevalent on the previous "Teenagers In Heat" dials back a bit for a slower climb, but ultimately ends up right where you expect Holy Ghost! Check it out below.

Dynamics is out September 10 on DFA.

Gent Mason - Eden

London label Aesop brought out this gorgeous gem from producer Gent Mason, entitled "Eden." Title befitting, the staggering pop production comes with some generous additional vocals, crafting a hazy, expansive sound of drone and nectar-sweet pop electro fused together. Listen to the track below.

Mount Kimbie - Home Recording

UK producer duo Mount Kimbie, months after the release of Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, have debuted the slow-shot new video for "Home Recording." Director Anthony Dickenson took charge of the effort, strewing an array of image and lighting contrasts for the slow-burn dub-infused track, making it seem ever more desolate and wanting.

Watch below, courtesy of Rolling Stone. Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out now on Warp Records.

Ejecta - Jeremiah (The Denier)

This dual piece from Neon Indian member Leanne Macomber and John Ford of Ford & Lopatin (known as Ejecta) floated around early yesterday, bursting with synth pop appeal. It's a lusher project from Ford, who's drone aesthetics play the way to airy atmosphere's on "Jeremiah (The Denier)." It's available now in the U.S. and Europe on Driftless Recordings. Otherwise, stream the adventure below.

Night Beds video - Ramona

Abraham Vilchez-Moran's video for Night Beds' "Ramona" tells the well-traveled story of a man facing his ever-longing disconnect. Before he fully collapses in his own swatch of emotions, he pulls himself together with a fairly heart-warming ending.

Stream the effort below and grab Night Beds' most recent LP Country Sleep today on Dead Oceans.

Budo - Barcelona

Seattle act Budo, whose newest album The Finger And The Moon is due out October 8, debuted the undeniably intriguing new single from the LP, "Barcelona."

The single, complete with Budo's low-hum verses, sparring between gentle bass and subtle arrangements, is available to download below. Expect big things soon.

Captain Murphy - Between Villains (ft. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, and Thunrdercat)

Next Monday, August 19, the Adult Swim Singles Series will feature the insane collaborative effort of Captain Murphy, aka Flying Lotus.

Featured on "Between Villains" will be an unreal trio, including DOOM's separate moniker Viktor Vaughn, along with Earl Sweatshirt, and Brainfeeder fellow Thundercat. With a lead in like that, its not that hard of a sell. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the effort before the full release.

The Stargazer Lillies - Endless Days

Black Moth Super Rainbow figure-head Tobacco has spread out his production duties even further, helping out shoegaze futurists The Stargazer Lillies on the band's brand new We Are The Dreamers LP. The September 10 release from Graveface Records features the swirling, ethereal "Endless Days," which finds singer-bassist Kim Field prodding elegant verses through smog machines of drum beats and firmly distorted rhythms, is available below.

Album Stream: King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

A day after King Krule released the supremely stellar "Neptune Estate," the UK phenom, after weeks of hype, has finally debuted the full version of his 6 Feet Beneath The Moon LP. Fans can get a full listen of the album and bonus street views of London provided by CCTV on his website (link provided above). Otherwise, stream the entire collection below.

6 Feet Beneath The Moon is set for full release August 26 on XL/True Panther Sounds.

Fort Romeau - Stay True

Ghostly alum Fort Romeau has released a series of singles in the past few months with "SW9" back in March and the duel single "Jetée / Desire" last month. Now, with word of a full-length coming in 2014, the producer has debuted the first cut from his forthcoming Stay / True EP. The lengthy Morodor-esque number burns away from classic house and disco inspiration, transcending into an Earthy stratosphere.

Stream the effort below. Fort Romeau's Stay / True EP is set for release September 16.

King Krule - Neptune Estate

Late last night, UK wunderkind King Krule debuted another impossibly stellar track from his upcoming 6 Feet Beneath The Moon with "Neptune Estate." The track sees a small evolutionary step for the 18-year-old singer-songwriter, who introduces moody beats and samples, which eventually grow to a massive piece with a full-fledged band (horns included). Stream the effort below, which is actually a video and not just a photo of the 6 Feet Beneath The Moon cover.

Pre-order the LP here, which is set for release on Archie's birthday, August 24 on True Panther Records.

Black Milk - Perfected On Puritan Ave.

After releasing the wonderful Synth or Soul EP back on Record Store Day, Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk has debuted the first track from his upcoming full-length LP No Poison, No Paradise.

"Perfected On Puritan Ave." features Black Milk back in full rap form, before an unrelenting march of samples and free-form jazz eventually thrash there way into the ending. Stream it below and grab No Poison, No Paradise October 15 on the producer's label Computer Ugly.

Flying Lotus and Thundercat debut new 'Aqua TV Show Show' theme

Fans of Adult Swim's original Aqua Teen Hunger Force will note that the show's title has changed multiple times over the years. And with another season on the way, the show has changed it up again to the brand new Aqua TV Show Show, enlisting the help of former collaborators Flying Lotus and Thundercat for the new smoother, jazz-inspired theme. The biggest shame here is that it doesn't run any longer than 45 seconds. There's gotta be an extended version somewhere.

Big Sean - Control (HOF) (ft. Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica)

In case you live under a Twitter rock, everyone has been going nuts (and that's saying it lightly) about Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)." The track debuted yesterday on Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97, which manages to stretch over seven-and-a-half minutes of verses from the three accompanying parties. Lamar's verse, however, seems to be overshadowing some fairly good verses from Sean and Jay Electronica, as Lamar calls out a litany of current rappers - including the other two on the exact same song. Andre 3000 and Eminem are safe, however.

Feel the hype, listen below.

RY X - Berlin

Magnus Bohman, the LA-via-Australia producer, has stepped out of the Imperial Recordings imprint and moved onto his brand new Dumont Dumont label. In his first move, Bohman tapped singer-songwriter RY X, who has the brand new "Berlin" out today.

The gorgeous, light cut comes from RY X's upcoming EP of the same name, which will be released digitally and as a vinyl August 28. Stream it below for now.

Haleek Maul - Lobo (prod. by Forest Swords)

Barbados rapper Haleek Maul recently teamed up with the increasingly beloved Forest Swords for the brand new abrasive and dark "Lobo." The production from FS feels strictly noir, befitting the surprisingly morose verses from the 17-year-old rapper. Check it out below.

Erlend Øye video - La Prima Estate

Norwegian singer-songwriter Erlend Øye, who some may remember as one of the members of Kings Of Convenience, has a new album coming out later this year, featuring this positively heart-warming "La Prima Estate." The accompanying video, which was shot in Sicily (it's in Italian, FYI) by Marcin Öz and Gabriele Galanti, does everything in its power to match up to the unreal charm of the track, with some fairly gratifying results.

Check the video out below. 
Øye's LP will be released later this year - his first since 2003's Unrest, courtesy of Bubbles Records.

Heavenly Beat - Complete

Beach Fossils' bassist John Peña released the newest track from his side-project Heavenly Beat earlier today, with the super-catchy and joyful "Complete." The track comes from Peña's upcoming full-length LP Prominence, which is set for release October 15 on the same label that houses Beach Fossils, Captured Tracks. Check it out below.