Things We Love This Week: Big Red Machine, Frontperson, Beak>, Interpol

We’re already over halfway through the year. Scary right? Time, would you mind slowing down a bit please hun? To avoid existential crises, have a listen to some lovely new music things that dropped this week.

Big Red Machine

…is now on Spotify! The four track EP by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner of the National and a long list of collaborators was initially only available on the new digital platform PEOPLE, but is now ready and waiting to be added to all of your playlists and collections on the go. Dream!

In even better news, Big Red Machine have announced they’ll release a FULL LENGTH ALBUM on August 31 across digital and physical formats! I can’t wait.

For now, listen to my favourite track from them so far, Forest Green (which also happens to be my favourite colour – double win).

Frontperson – Tick-Tock (Frontrunner)

Here’s a nice little throwback to your school Sports Day, except everything is in reverse and kaleidoscopic. That definitely would’ve made the day more interesting.

Frontperson, a duo made up of the New Pornographers’ Kathryn Calder and Mark Andrew Hamilton of Woodpigeon, give us a bright track with cutesy guitar patterns that might remind you of a floral countryside in the sunshine in the verse, and a more airy, wider soundscape of a chorus.

It comes from their debut album ‘Frontrunner’, out on September 21 through Oscar St. Records.

Beak> – Brean Down

I’m not quite sure what’s going on here, but I want to know more. Brean Down opens with an eerie sample and some shadowy vocals. The whole thing is pretty shady, if you’re looking for a soundtrack to some shenanigans.


Brean Down comes as the first cut from ‘>>>’, Beak>’s forthcoming album, due on September 21. How do you even pronounce that?

Interpol – The Rover video

In other news, make sure you don’t miss Interpol’s latest video, featuring actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach going on an adventure in Mexico City, interrupting a press conference, and becoming a cult leader. All in a day’s work.

Shot in one take at a real press event for the band’s new album, Mexican media were given no explanation as to why a sweaty, scraggly haired man got on the stage and grabbed Paul Banks’s head before the band carried on answering questions as if nothing had happened.

Directed by Gerardo Naranjo, watch below.

Happy Friday one and all xo

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