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Release Round-Up: Rita Ora, First Aid Kit, Ratking, Todd Terje, Tomas Barfod and Brontide

By | Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

First Aid Kit

Rounding up the latest release news…

Having first revealed its title, then teased it via a clip, Rita Ora has now finally (finally), shared her new single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ in its entirety. The Calvin Harris-mixed track still isn’t due to be released till 11 May, though, so take it slow as you play it forward via this link:

Steering clear of Rita n Calvin now, it’s on to “supersupersuperpsyched” Swedish sisters First Aid Kit (pictured), who have confirmed details of their third LP, ‘Stay Gold’. The duo told fans of their FB page yesterday that the album was “made with love” at the ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska, with producer Mike Mogis, who also worked on First Aid Kit LP #2, 2012’s hearty folk comp ‘The Lion’s Roar’. ‘Stay Gold’ is out on 10 Jun. Stream a ‘Stay Gold’ trailer directed by Neil Krug here, and listen in on its lead song, ‘My Silver Lining’ (which is amazing by the way) here:

Sounding pretty damn jarring after FAK’s lush new single, it’s ‘So It Goes’, the first official LP from stony boombap trio Ratking. On course to come out this coming Monday on XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity, it’s available in preview right here, via NPR’s streaming channel.

Also giving the fans what they want (assuming what they want is to hear his Bryan Ferry-featuring new LP, ‘It’s Album Time’, in advance of its official 7 Apr release date), is Norway’s zaniest dance DJ Todd Terje. So yeah, I guess there’s little else to do at this stage bar giving it a spin at this link.

It’s also album time for prime Danish club DJ Tomas Barfod, who will, on 9 Jun in the UK, issue ‘Love Me’, his first LP since 2012’s ‘Salton Sea’. It’ll feature ‘Pulsing’, Tomas’s approved collaboration with singer Nina K, and other tracks looping in vocals by Night Beds and Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple. You can sample all that now, if you like, inside this ‘Loves You’ mix:

Last and absolutely not least, it’s vox-less instrumentalists Brontide, who’ve put a stop to a long-ish period of quietude by announcing a new album called ‘Artery’. Turns out the band have been working on it for a while, because, they say: “We put a lot of care into every aspect of these songs and wanted to get everything just right”. And that’s as fair an excuse as any. ‘Artery’ is due out on 30 Jun, c/o Pink Mist. Here’s a little AV clip featuring ‘making of’ scenes and a bit of music:

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