ft. Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Drowners, Beth Orton, Frightened Rabbit, Gallant

jameslondon1_blue_blurPrime Cuts this week is another well proportioned slice of folk, R&B, Electronic and good old Indie Rock.  The severely underrated electro-folk ground breaker, Beth Orton works with Fuck Buttons on her latest cut and Robin Pecknold, the face of the Fleet Foxes played a new song live that we got from YouTube and just had to share.  Welsh/New Yorkers band Drowners are back with a new rocking cut and we also got seduced by LA’s Gallant, a beautiful soulful, R&B cut that just gets warmer on each listen.  Enjoy!

 

 

Artist  Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes)robin peck

Prime Cut  New Song and Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Cover)

Cut From  Seattle, USA

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Bright Eyes, Iron and Wine

There is still no word on a new Fleet Foxes album, although lead singer/songwriter Robin Pecknold is currently busy touring with Joanna Newsom and more recently played a new song live that we had an urge to share.  The soundcloud clip is also a recent cover Pecknold did of doo-wop band group The Five Keys.

 

Artist  Drownersdrowners

Prime Cut  Cruel Ways

Cut From  New York City, USA

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys

When Downers released their debut album  in early 2014, there was the usual hype surrounding the band, with their full rock sound and a sense of  much-needed attitude back in to indie rock.  Things were a little quiet but the NYC based band are back with this Prime Cut in lead up to their June album release ON DESIRE.  It is raw as it is to the point.

 

Artist  Beth Ortonbeth orton

Prime Cut  Moon

Cut From  London, UK

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Roisin Murphy, Annie Lennox (yep!)

It has been 20 years since the release of Beth Orton’s debut album, Trailer Park, and for the 5 studio album releases this accomplished artist has produced, not to mention a load of special guest appearances on some outstanding tracks (Chemical Brothers), Moon has Ms Orton altering her direction again, thanks to Fuck Buttons production.  Orton dives a little deeper into her fascination with electronics on this Prime Cut, a unique sound and a grower of a track.

 

Artist  Gallantgallant

Prime Cut  Bourbon

Cut From  Los Angeles, USA

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  FKA Twigs, Jack Garratt

TWL does not often dabble in R&B and soul, but when we come across Prime Cuts like this by Gallant, we have an urge to share.  The production on this track is exceptional, the sound is soulful and silky smooth thanks to Gallant’s soaring vocals and the gentle nods to the 80s make this a definite, shall we say, guilty pleasure.

 

Artist  Frightened Rabbitfrightened-rabbit-0025-LST069749

Prime Cut  Get Out

Cut From  Selkirk, Scotland

Kind Of Reminds Us Of  Phosphorescent,  Midlake, The National

Frightened Rabbit have consistently produced music that is considered and mature, with some remarkably powerful lyrics to match.  Get Out is the first single taken from their April release album, Painting of a Panic Attack, produced by Aaron Dressner of The National.  Whatever Dressner seems to put his fingers on these days, turns the music to gold for this is some of the best music Frightened Rabbit have ever produced. A great music video too.

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