The Joy Formidable – This Ladder Is Ours

In keeping up with their recent string of grandiosity, the Joy Formidable have released a beast of a video for the explosive Wolf’s Law single, “This Ladder Is Ours.” Watch as the Welsh trio battles the dust storm of the century using nothing but the unbridled power of rock and roll. Hey, it’s gotten them this far. Wolf’s Law hits shelves January 22nd via Canvasback/Atlantic.

STREAM: The Joy Formidable – “This Ladder Is Ours”

Atlas Genius – Trojans

It’s about time. You would think that over a year since releasing “Trojans” and making a name for themselves across the globe, Australia’s Atlas Genius would have made a video for their breakout debut single by now. Better late than never though. Check out the eye-catching piece for the Through The Glass EP track, out now on Warner Bros.

STREAM: Atlas Genius – “Trojans”

Video: The Weeknd – The Zone (Ft. Drake)

Abel Tesfaye rounds out a busy week, which included the release of new songs “Valerie” and “Twenty Eight,” with an official video for “The Zone.” The track, originally featured on The Weeknd‘s second mixtape, Thursday, makes a remastered appearance on his upcoming major label debut, Trilogy. Get down with the balloons and brooding — plus a brief visit from Drake — in the video above. Trilogy will see a release on November 13th via Universal Republic.

STREAM: The Weeknd – “The Zone (Ft. Drake)”

Young Magic – You With Air

Young Magic get kaleidoscopic in their new video for “You With Air.” The visual metamorphosis marks the latest single off the Australia-via-NYC trio’s debut LP, Melt. Get hooked on the trippy, genre-bending track and grab a copy of Melt, out now on Carpark. You can also catch them on tour with Purity Ring in January 2013.

STREAM: Young Magic – “You With Air”

Crystal Castles – Affection

If anybody was going to release a new track on Halloween, it would be Crystal Castles. In true holiday spirit, the haunting Toronto duo have dropped “Affection,” another song off their upcoming LP, (III). This time around, though, Alice Glass and Ethan Kath’s work isn’t the usual experimental fare, instead going for a beat-centric approach more in line with electronic R&B. Have a listen below.

Crystal Castles’ (III) is set for release on November 12th via Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic.

STREAM: Crystal Castles – “Affection”

Shad – It Ain’t Over

Shad‘s video for “It Ain’t Over” opens with a plea to Lenny Kravitz who, along with being “uncommonly talented and handsome,” also serves as the refrain for the song thanks to a sample of his 1991 hit, “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over.” Assuming the London, Ontario rapper doesn’t hear from Kravitz’s lawyers any time soon, the artist né Shadrach Kabango can spend his time wooing his dream girl with chips and cola. Check out the video for the nostalgia-laden track above.

“It Ain’t Over” appears on Shad’s digital-only EP, Melancholy And The Infinite Shadness, which you can name your own price for over at his BandCamp.

STREAM: Shad – “It Ain’t Over”

Pale – Too Much

It seems there is no shortage of anonymous music projects emerging from London these days. Pale is the latest of the bunch, whose debut track “Too Much” has already started to make waves hardly a week after going public. The track plays like a sensual, minimalist version of the Knife, laid over lyrics begging whether a failed relationship fell by the wayside because the protagonist did too little — or too much — to save it. Great debut effort from another mysterious UK producer worth keeping an eye on.

STREAM: Pale – “Too Much”

Ticket Giveaway: Wolf Gang, Atlas Genius, The Royal Concept @ U Hall

As promised, we’re giving a way a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Wolf Gang show with Atlas Genius and The Royal Concept at U Street Music Hall. What do you have to do win them, you say?

The title of Wolf Gang’s debut LP, Suego Faults, sounds like it could be an actual place. According to frontman Mac McElligott, however, Suego Faults is not of this world, and instead came to him in his dreams. To win a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s show, we want to know what your dream world is called. Bonus points for description. You have until 3PM today to sound off. Go!

STREAM: Wolf Gang – “Lions In Cages”

STREAM: Atlas Genius – “Trojans”

DOWNLOAD: The Royal Concept – “Gimme Twice”

Solomon Grey – Firechild

One watch through Solomon Grey‘s video for “Firechild” and you would think the band had an army of industry brass behind them. In reality, the UK/Australia duo — comprised of Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson — has been writing and operating without any financial backing for the past three years. Today is the outfit’s first major outing onto the internet and in a mere matter of hours they have, at least to us, proven themselves a force to be reckoned with. Solomon Grey describe “Firechild” as a cross between TV on the Radio and Twin Shadow, a comparison that hits the nail on the head and then some. The track is smooth, sexy, and will probably dominate your headphones for the foreseeable future. Get in the know and download “Firechild” below.

MP3: Solomon Grey – “Firechild”

New Noise 006: U.S. Royalty, Misun

UPDATE #2: Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Tixelated’s payment provider will be down until the end of Thursday at the latest. For those of you who want to buy a ticket until then, you can make a $10 PayPal transaction directly to No extra fees added. Otherwise, we’ll let you know when everything is back up and running. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you all Saturday!

For our sixth New Noise installment, we are returning to the Gibson Guitars DC Showroom for an intimate evening featuring stripped-down performances from two of our favorite artists from the District. U.S. Royalty have already proven themselves to be one of the nation’s capital’s premier acts, especially following the release of their stellar debut full length, Mirrors, back in 2011. The four-piece will show us how it’s done with a special acoustic set. Opening the night will be Misun. This self-described “aquawave” outfit is one of DC’s finest up-and-coming acts and the summery pop of their debut The Sea EP has already received praise from Washington City Paper, The Fader, and more.

This all goes down Tuesday, October 30th at the Gibson Guitars Showroom from 7PM – 10PM. Get there early for the open bar from 7PM – 8PM. Event is 21+. ASCAP and Listen Local First will be on hand to drop general music knowledge. We’re teaming up with our friends over at Tixelated to sell tickets for this show. Visit the link below and name your own price. We assure you, though, this one will be well worth your money. See you then.

TICKETS: Tixelated
RSVP: Facebook

STREAM: U.S. Royalty – “Equestrian”

STREAM: Misun – “Coffee”