Favored Nations is DFA affiliates James Curd and Surahn Sidhu and Justice collaborator Morgan Phalen. Together they make frenetic, house-infused dance-pop with smooth new wave overtones. The title track from Favored Nations’ upcoming Amazon EP demonstrates the California/Australia trio’s prowess in that regard. It’s a joy; it’s a breeze. Blast it below.
Favored Nations – “Amazon” (Stereogum Premiere)
Death From Above broke up in 2006, after releasing a grand total of one album, 2004′s kinda-classic You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. They’re one for one! They got back together in 2011, and they were
Death From Above 1979 Announce Reunion Album The Physical World
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clipping. – “Body & Blood” Video (Stereogum Premiere) (NSFW)
In the 10 years since Brian Wilson finally released Smile, the Beach Boys maestro has mostly stuck to passion projects like What I Really Want For Christmas, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, and In The Key Of Disney. The only thing that could pass for a traditional Wilson album was 2008′s California song cycle with Van Dyke Parks, That Lucky Old Sun. But according to the Studio Notes section of Rolling Stone’s 6/19 issue, it sounds like Wilson has another LP in the works featuring some noteworthy guests of a more modern vintage.
New Brian Wilson Album May Feature Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Zooey Deschanel