Drop the Lime - Outlaws
It’s another 3-day weekend over here in Montréal (Canada Day is coming up on Sunday). Consequently, there will be no updates until Tuesday. To kickstart your weekend, here is “Outlaws,” a killer track from Drop the Lime. Oh and by the bye, you can grab it for free here. His new album Enter the Night comes out next on July 3rd via Ultra Music.
Chechen - EPA (feat. Carli)
Chechen is the new project by Frej Larsson of Slagsmålsklubben and Maskinen and DJ/producer Linus Eklöw from Style of Eye. The first track to come out of their collaboration features Carli Löf on vocals and it is titled “EPA.” The video was directed by Tim Erem and features the 3 party animals drinking vodka and driving around to some wasteland for what looks like an impromptu rave....
Hauschka - Radar
Watch the fantastic video for Hauschka’s (aka Volker Bertelmann) “Radar,” a track taken from his 2011 album Salon des Amateurs, (available via FatCat Records). The clip was directed by Jeff Desom and stars Twoface as the human marionette.
Little Dragon - Sunshine
Swedish electronic group Little Dragon have just shared a one-off single “Sunshine” in a music video sponsored by Absolut Vodka. The band premiered the video last night during The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Bonus: here are the behind the scenes for the video.
The Presets - Youth in Trouble
Here it is, folks… The Presets finally return with probably the best track that you will hear all year: “Youth In Trouble.” The new album Pacifica will be released on the 14th of September via Modular Recordings. The pixel-galore video was directed by Yöshi Sodeöka. Excuse us while we go change our pants.
Lykke Li - Silver Springs
On August 14, the Starbucks label Hear Music will celebrate the legacy of Fleetwood Mac with a new tribute album, Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The compilation includes 17 covers from across the band’s discography, featuring Antony, Best Coast, MGMT, New Pornographers, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Washed Out, the Kills, and more. It also includes several collaborations: Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic...
Ssion - Earthquake
Ssion is electro/glam-rocker Cody Critcheloe from Kansas. Best known for his works with CSS, Yeahs Yeahs Yeahs and Liars, Cody has just released his latest single “Earthquake” last week from his 2011 album Bent (sidenote: had Hot Shit existed at the end of last year, Bent would’ve made our Top 20 Best Albums of 2011 list). The video for the track, which was directed by Cody...
Sorcha Richardson - Early Morning Rising
Sorcha Richardson is a 21 year old folk singer from Dublin who is currently residing in New York City. She’s firmly demonstrated that she has a fine grasp on how to deliver perfect atmospheric folky pop songs with haunted, low-key drama that will remind you of Bon Iver and/or Perfume Genius. Definitely an artist to watch out for. Her Latest EP, Sleep Will Set Me Free, will be available for...
Krewella - Killin' It
Hailing from Chicago, Krewella is comprised of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf joined by producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. They have been blowing up all over the States, thanks to their infectious hybrid of powerful, pop-driven vocals and energetic dubstep production. The band’s current single, “Killin’ It,” has become a breakout hit since first dropping on...
Shadow Shadow - Riviera
Shadow Shadow is a brand new dreampop band to come out of the land of IKEA. Barely anything is known about them though; they don’t have a website, a facebook page… heck, we don’t even know which part of Sweden they’re from! Pretty impressive since they are the talk of many Swedish music blogs right now (the Swedes love ‘em mysterious; iamamiwhoami anyone?). Their...
Bell - Dialtone
Hailing from Brooklyn, Olga Bell or simply Bell as she’s known as on stage, is the latest electronic musician and singer-songwriter to come under the Hot Shit radar and her signal is strong. She’s been around since 2009, has released a debut self-titled EP and then a full-length (as a fourtet) titled Diamonite two years later, garnering 120,000 scrobbles on last.fm already—impressive...
Sacred Animals vs. Steffaloo - On Fire
Early last month, Dublin’s Darragh Nolan of Sacred Animals and LA’s Steph Thompson (aka Steffaloo) joined forces to re-produce and re-imagine Thompson’s track “On Fire” which renders the original recording completely unrecognisable and turning it into a mesmerizing and melancholic track (released via Delphi Label). And the video for the track just dropped; it is...
Sébastien Tellier - Russian Attractions
Beloved French vocalist Sébastien Tellier teamed up with Noisey, Vice, and Air to produce this kaleidoscopic new video for “Russian Attractions,” a track from his latest record My God Is Blue (available via Record Makers). The video was directed by Meredith Danluck and shot by Jake Burghart.
Lana Del Rey - National Anthem (feat. A$AP Rocky)
Lana Del Rey has released the video for her single “National Anthem.” The track is the latest to be taken from her debut LP Born To Die, which was released at the start of the year via Interscope. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler and features A$AP Rocky as John F. Kennedy (yes, really) and miss Del Rey as Jackie Onassis.
Jens Lekman - Erica America
Watch the brand new video from Swedish indie ambassador Jens Lekman. The track is titled “Erica America” and it’s talen off his forthcoming album I Know What Love Isn’t, which comes out September 4th via Secretly Canadian. The clip was directed by Marcus Söderlund. And the good news doesn’t stop there; Mr. Lekman will be touring Montréal at Le National with Taken by...
Diamond Rings - I'm Just Me
Watch the video for Diamond Rings’ for “I’m Just Me,” a track taken from the forthcoming sophomore album from the Canadian artist which will be released by Astralwerks in the fall. Information about it seems to be scarce right now (aside from the fact that he’s been working with Grammy-nominated producer Damian Taylor) but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we...
Metric - Youth Without Youth
Metric have unveiled a music video for their new album’s lead single “Youth Without Youth.” It was directed by Justin Broadbent and the album, Synthetica, has been available since the 12th of June. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to it yet, you can stream the whole thing below the video.
Florrie - Shot You Down
Here’s the official video for Florrie’s “Shot You Down,” the lead song from her current EP Late (her last to be released independently). The video was shot in London and directed by Tom Gallon.
Matt and Kim - Let's Go
“Let’s Go” is the first song off the upcoming album Lightning from Brooklyn indie pop duo Matt and Kim, which is penciled for release via the Fader Label this fall. The video was shot and directed by Colin Devin Moore.
Playlist: Hot Shit 009
Our 9th mixtape will be delayed until later this weekend (listen to the previous mixtapes here) due to lack of time. Keep your ears to the ground because it will happen! And to all of our Quebecer readers: Bonne St-Jean!
Post War Years - Glass House
Watch the visually stunning video from British experimental new wave band Post War Years. It’s for their track “Glass House,” which is the title track of their debut EP. The extended play will be available starting the 16th July via Chess Club Records. As for the video, it was directed and edited by Tobias Stretch.
jj - High Summer
Enigmatic Swedish duo jj are back with a brand new EP called High Summer packed with five new tracks. The EP is available for free, courtesy of Swedish label Sincerely Yours. Grab it here.
Juveniles - Through the Night
French synthpop trio Juveniles have just posted their new video online. The track is taken from their eponymous EP, released last week through their own label Paradis Records. The EP includes 4 original tracks, plus a couple of remixes of the single by Breton and Yuksek (stream it below). The video, which features an overbearing gymnastic coach and his subjects, was directed by Edward Housden. ...
Yeasayer - Longevity
“Longevity” is the second track (after “Henrietta”) to leak from Yeasayer’s forthcoming album Fragrant World that will be released August 20th via Secretly Canadian. Grab the track for free for the price of an email in the widget above. Catch them August 4th at Osheaga.
RAC - Hollywood (feat. Penguin Prison)
Here’s the official video for “Hollywood (feat. Penguin Prison),” the debut single from RAC (Remix Artist Collective). The video, shot in Los Angeles, was directed by Ryan Reichenfeld and if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll catch a cameo by Rose McGowan. Watch it below and while you’re at it, grab The Magician remix of the track for free here thanks to Green Label...
Kitten - Cut It Out
Kitten is comprised of Chloe Chaidez, Andy Miller and Chris Vogel and they are from Los Angeles. We’ve been waiting to hear from this band since the release of their previous single “Sugar” (which you can still download it here) a couple of months back and we’ve just got some good news: they are about to release a new EP titled Cut It Out on August 28th via Warner Music....
Eight and a Half - Go Ego
Eight and a Half are somewhat of a supergroup composed of The Stills’ Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil with Broken Social Scene’ Justin Peroff on drums. The interesting thing about Toronto-based trio is that they manage to maintain some aspects of their old projects whilst sounding completely new. Their self-titled debut album came out in April via Canadian imprint Arts &...
UhOh - Ride On
UhOh is an electropop fourtet from Berlin. They’ve reportedly just finished recording their debut album with Swedish producer, but now Berlin-based, Anders Ehlin (alias Hector de Guerre), so prepare to be blown away by the combination of the band’s hypnotic basslines, squirming synths and electronic beats with Hector de Guerre’s dreamy and gauzy production. They haven’t...
Manor - Afghan Hound
Manor (formely Our Husband) is Caitlin Duff and Nathaniel Morse, a duo based in Melbourne, Australia. The two joined forces and have been creating music magic since forming in 2011. They sound like a mix of Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear; how can that be bad thing? Their first single “Rhodesia” garnered a lot of plays on their Soundcloud since its release at the end of last year,...
Jade Lawhon - Sound of the Tomb
Hailing from Orlando but now currently based in Los Angeles, Jade Lawhon is the type of electropop darling that Hot Shit was destined to showcase. Some have compared her to Amy Winehouse, but she covers quite a wide array of different sounds (as featured on her Soundcloud); expect some psychedelic, jazzy beats and soulful lyrics accompanied by a beautiful, raspy voice. Give “Sound from the...
Boy Crisis - L'Homme
Boy Crisis is an electro pop quintet (including Victor Vazquez of rap group Das Racist) based out of Brooklyn. They have been out and about since 2008 with their danceable R&B hooks and released a debut album called Tulipomania via B-Unique Records back in 2009, bringing an electrofunk vibe to the dancefloors. They kinda disappeared after getting a bunch of hype when the album came out, that...
Savoir Adore - Dreamers
Watch the ethereal video from Brooklyn band Savoir Adore’s single “Dreamers.” It’s taken off from their forthcoming record Our Nature (but you can get the 7” for the track in the meantime from the Neon Gold store), coming later this year in Fall. The video was directed by Savoir Adore, Cory Allen and Kristen Winter.
Cats On Fire - After the Fact
Finnish twee group Cats On Fire have just released the video for “After the Fact,” a song from their third proper LP All Blackshirts to Me, available via Matinée Recordings since earlier this year. The video was directed by Appu Jasu. We’ve taken the liberty of embedding a few more tracks from the album, in case you hadn’t heard them yet, courtesy of the Matinée...
Simian Mobile Disco - Your Love Ain't Fair
Here’s the new clip from Simian Mobile Disco’ latest full-length Unpatterns (available via Wichita Recordings). It’s for “Your Love Ain’t Fair” and it was made by Laurence Stephens (director of photography) and edited by Hans Lo & Kate Moross.
Cat Power - Ruin
Listen to and download Cat Power/Chan Marshall’s infectious single “Ruin,” taken from her long-awaited ninth studio album Sun (and her first album of original material since 2006’s The Greatest) is set to drop September 4 on Matador Records. Marshall played everything on the album and produced the whole thing herself. It was mixed by Philippe Zdar of Cassius, and you can...
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
Last night in Times Square, Twin Shadow performed in front of an avid crowd for Art Takes Time Square. Shortly after, he premiered the new video for “5 Seconds,” the first from “Confess,” his new album arriving on the 10th of July via 4AD, on its giant double LED screens. The clip was directed by Keith Musil and it was based on a as-yet-unpublished novel “Night Of...
The Hives - Go Right Ahead
The Hives are back with their first album since 2007’s The Black and White Album. “Go Right Ahead” is the first track to be released from their new album Lex Hives, which will be released through their own label Disques Hives on the 5th of June. The video was directed by Johan Toorell and John Artur Nordqvist.
Sigur Rós - Fjögur Píanó
Sigur Rós has announced an upcoming project titled “Mystery Film Experiment,” which is a collection of music videos for the album, Valtari (available now via EMI/XL Recordings). Each video made by different filmmakers. “Fjögur Píanó” was written & directed by Alma Har’el and stars Shia LaBeouf and Denna Thomsen.
El Perro Del Mar - Innocence is Sense
We’ve been waiting for the return of Sarah Assbring, aka El Perro Del Mar, and our wish has been granted. She has just posted a music video for “Innocence Is Sense,” the first offering from her forthcoming self-produced fourth album Pale Fire. The album’s title was announced last September (it concerns the events surrounding the London riots), and although we have yet to...
Peter & the Magician - Memory
Peter & the Magician, the union between French producer Yuksek and ex-Aeroplane Belgian DJ/producer The Magician are back with their second EP Memory (they released their first EP Twist last year) due out on the 9th of July on Kitsuné! “Memory” is an italo-disco track that is definitely made for the dancefloors. The EP contains three exclusive remixes by Le Crayon, NSFW and...
Best Coast - The Only Place
Has it already been 2 months since we previewed Best Coast’s “The Only Way” on our blog? Time flies when the weather is nice outside. Which is precisely what their video (directed by Ace Norton) for the track is about. Total summer jam. We need a vacation. Thank dog the weekend is only one hour away.
Blänk - Do this thing (feat. Noonie Bao)
Swedish band Blänk have recorded single with Noonie Bao (whom we blogged about last week) called “Do This Thing.” The EP, which comes with remixes of the track by American producers Dubbel Dutch and Norrit, will be released on June 18th via Blänk’s own Grind Records. You can stream the whole thing below. As for the video, it was filmed in Atlanta, and was directed by Gustav...
Dirty Projectors - Dance for You
Here’s “Dance for You,” our second taste from Dirty Projectors’ forthcoming album Swing Lo Magellan (“Gun Has No Trigger” was the first track to leak). The album comes out on the 10th of July through Domino Records. On a sidenote, the band will be playing here in a month at Club Soda on the 7th of July with Purity Ring.
The Presets - Youth in Trouble (teaser)
The Presets have returned with a teaser video for Youth In Trouble. No idea if the title refers to a new single or the band’s fourth album, but the Sydney electronic duo are expected to release a new record later this year. It’ll be their first since 2008’s Apocalypso. Excuse our French, but we’re so fucking excited!
Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
Here it is, ladies and gents: the video for “Every Single Night,” the first single off Fiona Apple’s highly anticipated album The Idler Wheel. It comes out on June 19th via Epic Records. The video, directed by Joseph Cahill, which is highly influenced by surrealism, was shot in Paris.
Passion Pit - Take A Walk
Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos was sick of music videos looking like commercials for the song. Henceforth, he wants every Passion Pit video to be short films, so they teamed up with British director David Wilson (view most of his impressive portfolio here) for the first video to come out from their forthcoming album. Once again, Gossamer comes out on July 24th.
Young Wonder - The Lucky One
Young Wonder is an electronic pop duo from Cork, Ireland. Their debut eponymous EP Young Wonder was released last April (via Feel Good Lost Records) and they have been ticking inside us ever since thanks to their previous single “Orange.” Currently, they are making a big splash with their catchy new tune “The Lucky One.” With producer Ian Ring’s driving beats and...
Battlekat - Business
Battlekat (they used to be known as “Just A Number 05272011”) are an electro/experimental fourtet from Copenhagen. One of the most talked about up-and-coming bands at the beginning of the year, topping all the new-bands-to-watch-for lists, they have slid their way into the Danish electro scene gaining a lot of radio airplay thanks partly to their latest single “Business.”...