CHVRCHES contribute new song “Get Away” to reworking of Drive soundtrack – listen

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CHVRCHES have been touring relentlessly in support of their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Despite their arduous schedule, the Scottish synthpop trio have still found time to write new material: They debuted a track — titled either “Richard Pryor”, “Gene” Wilder”, or “Eddie Murphy” — during their performance at Austin City Limits earlier this month. Today, meanwhile, they’ve unveiled another new composition, “Get Away”, which is part of a forthcoming reworking of the 2011 soundtrack to Drive.

Part of a project curated by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe — which has received approval from the film’s director, Nicolas Winding Refn — “Get Away” will join other new, original music contributions from acts like SBTRKT, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Banks, Laura Mvula, and more. The film and its new score will air on BBC 3 on Thursday, October 30th at 10 p.m. GMT.

Speaking to Lowe, CHVRCHES’s frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said of the song, “We were really excited because musically, the kind of music in the original score fits in with what we are doing.” Featuring a vibrant synth backbone and an undulating vocal sample, “Get Away” rivals any of the band’s previous releases with an affecting chorus and darkly-shaded but still infectious atmosphere. It captures the hazy moodiness of the original soundtrack, feeling like a distant cousin to Chromatics’ original contribution, “Tick of the Clock”.

Listen to “Get Away” and watch a trailer for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe below.

 

 

 

Listen: The Antlers’ gorgeous new song “Hotel”

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The Antlers will release their new album, Familiars, on June 17th through ANTI- Records. Recorded and produced at the band’s Brooklyn studio with mixing done by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Future Islands), the forthcoming nine-track offering is preceded by the understated lead single “Palace”. Today, the Brooklyn trio has unveiled “Hotel”, another architecturally-titled taste of the forthcoming album.

While not as downbeat as “Palace”, “Hotel” is still slow-morning with smooth electric guitars, spacey synths, muted piano chords, and velvety horns. Vocalist Peter Silberman’s pained croon soars when sings, “in the hotel, I can’t remember how the past felt” echoing the drama of their excellent 2011 album Burst Apart. Listen in below [click on image]

 

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Familiars Tracklist:
01. Palace
02. Doppelgänger
03. Hotel
04. Intruders
05. Director
06. Revisited
07. Parade
08. Surrender
09. Refuge