Been a lot of new music floating about the interwebz as of late, so here's AMR to signpost you to some of the best and newest.
- Jonathan Boulet's other musical outfit, Parades have just released a new single. Their first new material following in the wake of their excellent debut Foreign Tapes (a Top 10 album for 2010). Water Stories is available to download from the band's revamped webspace, along with tour dates to support the new tune. There'll be much anticipation considering their recently cancelled shows supporting Ernest Ellis (via Paradesmusic)
- In a move harkening back to their MySpace-buzz inception, Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys have snuck a brand new tune onto their YouTube page almost unannounced. Entitled Brick By Brick, it finds elements of glam and psychedelia creeping further into their sound. The tough track is the first taste of the group's as yet untitled fourth album, working again with producer James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco) (via Pitchfork)
- As previously reported, post-punk dandies Wild Beasts are set to unleash a new album in early May. The first single to be taken from it is Albatross, which debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC show. Hayden Thorpe's rubbery falsetto remains intact, but imbued with a slower-blossoming track with warm splashes of piano and a more relaxed rhythmic pulse. Lovely. (via Stereogum)
- My beloved Bat For Lashes has recorded a cover of Depeche Mode's Strangelove, as part of a promotion for a new Gucci cologne called Guilty Pour Homme. The 1987 gothic pop perfectly suits her musical sensibilties, even if cashing in for a designer label doesn't. (via Stereogum)
- Gayngs, the indie supergroup smitten with eighties soft-rock, have released a remix EP of their debut Relayted. Made available free online, Affiliyated, is a set of drastic reworkings by producer collective Doomtree, armed with random stems from the album. The rules were that they had to use all samples from the album, and adhere to the 69bpm meter. The results are very interesting indeed. (via The Good, The Bad & The Unknown)
- Finally, the delighfully eccentric work of Californian Merrill Gambus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, has dropping all manner of teasers for her forthcoming sophomore w h o k i l l (she likes her idiosyncratic spelling as you can see). First there's the rhythmically vibrant Bizness, which demonstrates how she scored a slot supporting Dirty Projectors; now there's the grimy tongue-in-cheek of Gangsta as well as a new song, Doorstep, performed live on the streets of Paris. All great teasers for what is sure to be a highlight in 2011's release calendar (via PrettyMuchAmazing & Le-Hiboo)