Pixies, Um Chagga Lagga.

From their forthcoming Head Carrier full-length, Black Francis’ Pixies stream the ‘nonsensical, surrealist’ Um Chagga Lagga.

The Avalanches, Subways.

Channeling ‘that same classy, incontrovertibly classic sound as, say, A Different Feeling, or Little Journey’, The Avalanches reveal Subways.

Portishead, SOS.

At long last, Portishead stream SOS – ‘an unremittingly dour, if truly remarkable cover of ABBA’s antithetically uplifting 1975 single’.

Review: Wolf Parade, Scala.

‘Wolf Parade are back; and they’re both thanked, and thankful for that fact.’ We review the Québec-based cult band, live at London’s Scala.