Album Reviews: The Tough Alliance: A New Chance. Issued in Scandinavia on Service (Jens Lekman, Studio), the Tough Alliance's early EPs introduced an electro-pop duo capable of covering both 50 Cent and C-86-era Primal Scream, replying to Daft Punk's "Teachers", recording could-be Top 40 singles, and spiking an optimistic love song with the words, "I don't give a flying fuck.
" TTA finally made inroads in the U.S. and Canada this summer when Montreal-based Summer Lovers Unlimited (Crystal Castles, Teenagers) reissued 2006's New Waves EP, which featured the shiny tropical wistfulness of "Silly Crimes". Soon the wonderful A New Chance-- which landed in Sweden this May via TTA's own Sincerely Yours imprint-- will join it, providing the best introduction yet to this singular group.
(Summer Lovers also plans to issue the group's 2005 album, The New School.) At barely more than half an hour, A New Chance may lack heft, but it's the purest expression so far of Sweden's ongoing pop hybridization.
Jay-Z. M.I.A. Arcade Fire en concert à Paris le 5 juillet. Music - Dirty Fun - Band’s Midnight Evolution. Björk/Dirty Projectors Mount Wittenberg Orca Track "All. [Awesome Mashup] Aeroplane vs Friendly Fires vs Flight Facilitie. DIRTY PROJECTORS + BJÖRK. Album Reviews: Gucci Mane: Mr. Zone 6. Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Summer 2010. Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to upcoming releases!
Four times a year, we round up a big ol' list of albums, singles, EPs, and DVDs set to be unleashed over the coming months, hoping to get you pumped about going out and buying records. (You do still do that, right? RIGHT?) This installment covers summer 2010.