Xiu Xiu, “Stupid in the Dark”: Xiu Xiu’s Nina Simone covers album, Nina, doesn’t even drop until December 3rd, but the band has already announced plans for their next album, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, due out February 4th. “Stupid in the Dark” is the first single:
The Notwist, “Close to the Glass”: Check out the clattering, handclappy title track from German band the Notwist’s upcoming album, which will be released on February 25th on Sub Pop Records:
Death Vessel featuring Jónsi, “Ilsa Drown”: Sigur Rós’s Jónsi sings lead vocals on “Isla Drown,” a track from Rhode Island neo-folk band’s Death Vessel’s third album, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, out February 25th on Sub Pop. It’s pretty precious.
Bombay Bicycle Club, “Carry Me”: “Carry Me” is the mesmerizing new single from U.K. band Bombay Bicycle Club’s upcoming album, due next year. Check out the nifty interactive video over at the band’s official site.
Marram featuring Owen Pallett, “With Us Instead”: Scottish band Marram have teamed up with Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) for “With Us Instead,” a track from Sun Choir, one of two compilation albums that drop January 20th and which benefit Scottish Love in Action, a charity that provides food, clothing, education, and medical care to children in southeast India.