New White Denim Album ‘Last Days of Summer’ For Free

Last Day of Summer is the aptly-titled new record from Austin’s White Denim released last week. The band have been busy in the studio this summer laying tracks for their un-titled third studio album, this from the same session serves as a stopgap until album number three arrives.

Musically Last Day of Summer is a bit brighter, breezier and mellower than what has gone before. It was released via their website for free or you can send a donation to help the band pay for the cost of upcoming tours and the third album.

Download the album here.

White Denim – Champ

White Denim – Out Get

Babe, Terror – ‘Summertime Our League’

Brazilian artist Babe, Terror is set to release a number of 12″ EPs on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label. It will see his unconventional charms finally introduced to listeners on this side of the Atlantic.

First up is ‘Summertime Our League’ a decidedly eery, off the wall yet perfectly cool and crisp piece music but if dream like spectral chills isn’t your bag there’s some excellent remixes on offer from Appleblim and Four Tet. The later re-imagination is outstanding, intricately introducing a sense of warmth, heavy beats and lush textures while retaining the eery vibes.

Summertime Our League is followed by Haval in October and includes remixes from Memory Tapes & Duke Dumont.

Babe, Terror – Summertime Our League (Four Tet Remix)

Babe, Terror – Summertime Our League

Two Charming Men – ‘Transmission Set’ 25 Sept

As mentioned last week Two Charming Men were at Transmission in Dublin’s Button Factory on Saturday night. I finally managed to drag my lazy arse to one of their live shows and it didn’t disappoint one bit, dropping a superb tight set jammed full of house/electro which sent the crowd nuts.

For those of you unlucky to miss the night you can hear it now. Keep an eye out for these guys, big things may be on the horizon.

The tracklisting is after the jump.

Two Charming Men – Live @ Transmission 25th September ’10

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Video: Akala – ‘Yours Are My Children’

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Akala returns with ‘Yours And My Children’, his 2nd single from the superb album DoubleThink. Akala is without doubt one of the most articulate, intelligent and talented MC’s on the planet right now.

It’s out 18th October on Illa State Records.

DoubleThink was reviewed on the blog earlier in the year here

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