Now Playing - February 2014
On this page you'll find a selection of the music we're enjoying in February!
More tracks will be added to this page throughout the month so come back often!
The 8tracks playlist below will give you most of the same content as the Spotify playlist above, so choose the format that works best for you. The 8tracks playlist has the tracks in reverse order though, so the newest additions to the playlist are up first.
Stream the forthcoming Sally Seltmann album Hey Daydreamer here courtesy of Exclaim! Magazine.
Stream the new Beck album here prior to it's release on Friday 21 February, thanks to NPR.
Stream the new Band of Horses album Acoustic at the Ryman here.
Angel Olsen will release her new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness on February 18th. Stream it here ahead of its release.
Other music we're enjoying this month...
We're loving the new track "Springful" by the UK's Adult Jazz. Watch the video for it here.
Chet Faker has just released the second track from his debut album Built On Glass. Watch the video for "Talk is Cheap" here.
Lorde did a great cover of James Blake's "Retrograde" for Triple J's Like a Version. Watch it here.
We're loving Sally Seltmann's new single "Catch of the Day". Check out the super-cute animated video for it here.
Want more music?
Check out our January Now Playing page. It features music from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mac DeMarco, London Grammar, Beck, James Blake, St Vincent, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and more.
Visit our Best of 2013 page for our wrap of the Top 10 Australian Albums of 2013 and the Top 10 Albums of 2013 by International acts, plus the best songs, videos and live shows of 2013.
For more music, visit our December Now Playing page or pages from other months here.
To listen to our current Feature Album go to the HOME page.
Previous Feature Albums from further back than that can be listened to here and include Beaches, Phosphorescent, Parquet Courts, King Krule, Mazzy Star, James Blake, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Washed Out, Horrorshow, Jen Cloher, Sebadoh, Jagwar Ma, Laura Marling, Adalita and stacks more!
You can also visit our Timeless Albums page. It includes some of our faves that have stood the test of time and you can listen to them in full. We've included albums by The Breeders, Beck, DJ Shadow, Neil Young, Songs: Ohia, Elliott Smith, Mazzy Star and Nirvana.
UK outfit Yuck released the excellent Glow and Behold in 2013, their first album following the departure of their frontman Daniel Blumberg. If you missed it, have a listen to "Lose My Breath" via the 8tracks or Spotify playlists on our November Now Playing page. They've now announced a new EP Southern Skies. The first track from it is "Athena". Listen above.
Perth act Scenic have released "Ride The Thrill" this week. It follows the four-piece's EP Shockwaves, and coincides with the group's appearances as part of Laneway Festival.
Twin Caverns consists of Sydney-siders Louise Millar and Michael Macias.
UK band Superfood released "TV" at the start of February. Listen to it above.
Beat Culture is the name adopted by Sunik Kim, who was born in Hong Kong and has since lived in Tokyo and the USA. "Shibuya" is his current single, to be included on his forthcoming album.
"Rumble" comes from Kelis' forthcoming album Food, due out April 22nd through Ninja Tune.
"Born To Break Your Heart" is the new single from Melbourne's Saskwatch and will appear on their album Nose Dive which is due out on 11th April.
Lapsley is a teenager from Liverpool. You can listen to her previous song "Station" here.
We're loving the new album by Missouri-born, Chicago based songwriter Angel Olsen. Her second album is called Burn Your Fire For No Witness and features the above track "Hi-Five". We've also added "High and Wild" to the MadfaMusic Feb 2014 Playlist which you can listen to via Spotify or 8tracks (on the left of this page).
"Blue Sunshine" is from the forthcoming HTRK album Psychic 9-5 Club, due out 1st April. Savages' frontwoman Jehnny Beth made her love of the Melbourne born duo known on her band's recent trip to Australia for Laneway Festival, wearing a HTRK pendant on stage. Savages
"Klapp Klapp" is the first single from Little Dragon's 4th album. The Swedish group will drop their album Nabuma Rubberband on May 12th.
"Me At The Museum, You At The Wintergardens" is the lead single from Tiny Ruins' forthcoming album Brightly Painted One. Tiny Ruins started as a solo project for Hollie Fullbrook, with the lineup these days rounded out by Cass Basil (bass) and Alexander Freer (drums). The album is due out on 2nd May.
Sydney 3 piece DMA's have recently signed to I Oh You. They're yet to play a live show, but are getting set to release their debut self-titled EP on March 28th. Listen to "Delete" above.
Melbourne band Harmony released their second album "Carpetbombing" on February 7th. Listen to "Do Me A Favour" above.
Disco Doom hail from Switzerland and have just released their 3rd album Numerals. The album features Built to Spill's Scott Plouf on drums and was produced by Built to Spill's Jim Roth. Listen to "Rice and Bones" above.
Melbourne MC Remi is getting set to release his album Raw X Infinity later this year and has dropped the above lyric video for his new single "Livin".
Stonefox are a Melbourne three-piece. "All I Want" is their first single. Visit their website for details of upcoming live shows.
South London teenager Shivum Sharma released a demo version of "Flicker" last year. The re-worked version above was released in January.
The new St. Vincent album is due out on 21st February. "Prince Johnny" is the third track from the album we've heard. Check out "Birth in Reverse" and watch the clip for "Digital Witness".
"Waking Light" is the second single from Beck's forthcoming album Morning Phase, which is due out on 24 February. Listen to the first single "Blue Moon" here.