Artist News Release Round-Up Releases

Release round-up: Cypress Hill, Britney Spears, Harmonomix and Sky Ferreira

By | Published on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Sky Ferreira

Rounding up the latest release news…

First order of this round-up is the report that all three original members of hip hop group Cypress Hill – that’s B-Real, Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs – are at present making their first LP since 2004’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part’. Whilst the last Cypress Hill album was actually, some would argue, 2010’s ‘Rise Up’, that wasn’t produced by Muggs so… doesn’t count, see.

Aaanyway, the still-untitled new record, which is due in 2014 (apparently the exact date is encrypted via the CH site), is only in its “beginning stages but moving along smoothly”. Muggs relayed in a statement earlier this week that “The sound is anti-everything that’s popular and is in a world of its own. The lyrics delivered with the vocal tenacity of a stoned gypsy roaming across the country through the mist”.

Meanwhile, B-Real adds: “It’s great to have DJ Muggs back at the helm of the production. When Muggs, Sen and I work together there’s a chemistry between us that brings forth powerful music. It’s going to be ill, man. He’s got fire and a lot of people have been waiting for us to reunite like that, so we’re all looking forward to it”.

As well as revealing she has a “simple” new beau, Britney Spears has, as an added extra, decided to stream a little piece of herself, aka her new LP ‘Britney Jean’, a week early via t’internet. GB-based Britney fans can hear it here, and then pay for it when it’s released on 2 Dec.

In ‘James Blake freebies’ news, this year’s Mercury Prize-winning artiste is giving away a Destiny’s Child ‘Bills’ remix he made under his Harmonimix. The track, which till now was available on vinyl only, is in stock digitally, at no cost, via this player:

In last place, Sky Ferreira (pictured) has premiered a sinister new clip to go with the title song to her irritatingly-still-not-available-in-Britain first LP, ‘Night Time, My Time’. It’s co-directed by Ferreira herself, and usual ‘visual collaborator’ Grant Singer, and features an array of wigs (okay, two). Watch it now anyway, and why not appraise Sky’s slightly shaky showing on ‘David Letterman’ while you’re at it?