• Future Classic readies compilation, Teen Idols
• Hear Morgan Geist Remix Les Sins
• Grammy Awards Nominations Announced
Future Classic readies compilation, Teen Idols
Australian label Future Classic will release a compilation called Teen Idols on December 19th.
This year has been one of Future Classic’s most successful so far. The recent label of the month has enjoyed a rapid ascent up the global label ranks, which has been bolstered by well-received albums from homegrown acts Seekae and Flight Facilities. The compilation is mostly made up of tracks released this year. A wide cross-section of the label’s roster appears, including heavyweights like Chet Faker, Flight Facilities and Seekae, and overseas signings like Woolfy and Karma Kid. In addition to the previously released cuts, new selections from Hayden James,Touch Sensitive and 123Mrk all appear. Stream Touch Sensitive’s contribution via the player below.
01. Touch Sensitive – Teen Idols
02. HWLS – 004 feat. Noah Breakfast
03. Basenji – Heirloom
04. Chet Faker – Gold
05. Seekae – Test & Recognise
06. George Maple – Talk Talk
07. Karma Kid – Bird of Prey
08. KOA – All Of My Love
09. Thrupence – Silk
10. 123Mrk – Gotta Choose feat. Martin Mey
11. Cashmere Cat – With Me
12. Wave Racer – Streamers
13. Hayden James – Something About You
14. Chrome Sparks – Goddess
15. Flight Facilities – Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Lido Remix)
16. Woolfy – City Lights
Future Classic will release Teen Idols on December 19th, 2015.
Hear Morgan Geist Remix Les Sins
Following shortly behind the release of Chaz Bundick’s (a.k.a. Toro y Moi, pictured above) debut album as Les Sins last month, disco don (and one-half of the fabled Metro Area outfit) Morgan Geist has been tapped to remix LP cut “Bother.” A soul-lined, percussion-heavy production in its original form, Geist strips “Bother” down to a more efficient effort, hanging a series of sharp synth patterns from the remix’s crisp rhythms, while sneaking in a particularly bouncing bassline underneath the procession.
Morgan Geist’s new remix can be streamed in full below, and is out now via Bundick’s own Company label, from which Les Sins’ debut LP, Michael, is also currently available.
Grammy Awards Nominations Announced
The nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards continue to roll in. Rather than do a big announcement of everything all at once, this year, the Recording Academy has decided to reveal the categories slowly throughout the day, via the Twitter accounts of various celebrities. All except for Album of the Year: that announcement will be made tonight during the “A Very Grammy Christmas” special on CBS.
“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, “Chandelier” by Sia, “Stay With Me” (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, and “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor are nominated for Record of the Year.
The Song of the Year nominees are “Chandelier”, “Shake It Off”, “All About That Bass”, “Stay With Me”, and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church”. (Sorry, “Fancy”.)
Haim, Bastille, Sam Smith, Iggy Azeala, and Brandy Clark have been nominated for Best New Artist, as announced by Alanis Morissette.
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig announced the Best Alternative Music Album nominees, which are Arcade Fire, Jack White, St. Vincent, Alt-J, and Cage the Elephant.
Jack White, Beck, Ryan Adams, the Black Keys, and Paramore are up for Best Rock Song. Weirdly, Jared Leto got to announce the Best Rock Album nominees: U2, the Black Keys, Beck, Ryan Adams, and Tom Petty.
LL Cool J announced the Best Rap Performance nominations: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Childish Gambino, Lecrae.
Four categories were revealed on “CBS This Morning” by Pharrell and Ed Sheeran: Record of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Country Album. Ryan Seacrest announced the Best Pop Solo performance nominees (John Legend, Sia, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Pharrell) on his show.
Other nominees include Beyoncé, Pharrell, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande. Find the full list on the Grammys’ Twitter.
The 57th Grammy Awards take place on February 8, 2015.