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Release Round-Up: The Antlers, Róisín Murphy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Woman’s Hour

By | Published on Wednesday 2 April 2014

The Antlers

Rounding up the latest release news…

The Antlers (pictured), who are just about the most ultimate of all the Brooklyn indie bands I can think of right now (sorry, Grizzly Bear) will on 16 Jun follow 2011’s ‘Burst Apart’ with another LP, titled ‘Familiars’. The band made it, in Brooklyn (of course), with Chris Coady, a past collaborator of TV On The Radio, Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and all that lot. Play around with the first single to come off ‘Familiar’, ‘Palace’, now:

Cool pop soloist Róisín Murphy, once of Moloko, is plotting a six-song release with all-Italian lyrics. And mamma mia, isn’t that a smart idea? ‘Mi Senti’, which translates as ‘I Feel’ in English, consists of one original track and Róisín’s interpretations of five classic Italian pop songs. It’s out 28 May via The Vinyl Factory. This is a quick teaser clip of her take on ‘Pensiero Stupendo’, a 1978 single by ‘Venetian diva’ Patty Pravo:

American indie types Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, aka main man Alec Ounsworth and friends, have revealed a new track featuring The National’s Matt Berninger, the first sign of their first LP in three years, ‘Only Run’. Considering his band, and things in general, from a distance, Alec says: “Lately, I’ve been assaulted by news, both distant and near, that suggests a certain sense of frustration. But Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – the entire concept of the band, the name itself – is about balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds”. Bear that in mind, or don’t, as you play the Matt Berninger-featuring ‘Coming Down’, which will be released with the LP on 2 Jun:

Rising young band Woman’s Hour have announced an album dialogue called ‘Conversations’. Out on the Secretly Canadian label on 14 Jul, it’ll accompany a busy stint playing shows and festivals including a headline tour of the UK that starts 25 Apr at Gulliver’s in Manchester. In the meantime, engage in ‘Conversation’ title track ahead of the big release: