Staff Picks: Best of Bundle, May 2015 Edition
Echoes in the valley, cosmic alchemy, and other true stories from the last 30 days in BitTorrent Bundle. Herewith, the best of May in ten downloadable objects.
Untold: Echo in the Valley Deluxe
Jack Dunning’s work under Untold spans the sprawling evolution of electronic, and foreshadows its future; the bruised echoes of another world. 2014’s Echo in the Valley was a surprise coda to Black Light Spiral; a meditation on texture, harmony, and repetition. In May, Untold issued a deluxe digital edition for Echo, featuring four unreleased tracks and original stem files.
Low Roar: Remix EP+
In Ryan Karazija’s work under Low Roar, every song is exploration — sound, atmosphere, and the spaces between. For an artist who never stops exploring, an album is only a starting point. Low Roar’s Remix EP+ is a curated collection of re-imagined tracks, spanning two albums and four years. Download the Bundle for $6.99 to unlock the Remix EP+, featuring six tracks, a 40-minute live recording of the band, and an exclusive, unreleased acoustic track, “Without You”.
Hermitude: Through the Roof
The multi-instrumentalist duo Hermitude kicked off 2015 with “Through the Roof”, a heavy, bass-infused island groove boasting a mariachi horn hook that’s bound to be heard loud and wide across major summer festival stages including Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Lightning In A Bottle, Osheaga, HARD Summer and more. Last weekend, the group invited fans to mix their own version of “Through The Roof”. Cop the Through The Roof Bundle to grab the stems, music video, and AWE remix.
Gramatik: The Condor
Directed by Nina Varano, and scored by electronic producer Gramatik, The Condor is a provocative ten-minute thriller filmed in Slovenia. Cop the Bundle for the short film, plus the original soundtrack, bonus tracks, and Gramatik’s latest single, “Native Son”, featuring Raekwon and Orlando Napier.
Michal Menert: Space Jazz
You never know what to expect from musical alchemist MIchal Menert. The Colorado producer has routinely impressed listeners from release to release, continuously pushing the fold, fusing an array of genres into an electronic sound that is all his own. His latest album, Space Jazz, follows suit; as the producer weaves seamlessly between classic funk and soul breaks and heavy bass infused world rhythms. Download the Bundle to unlock the full record, live tracks from Red Rocks, and a 4-album sampler from Menert’s Super Best label.
Brown Sugar Sinks: Sister EP
Sister marks the debut EP from LA-based indie pop band Brown Sugar Sinks. Across eight tracks: sixties garage rock, soaring vocals, and the hazy sheen of the California coast. Summer is here.
Spike Island: Preview Bundle
On love, rock, and demo tapes: Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Elliott Tittensor (UK’s Shameless) star in this coming-of-age story about five kids in search of their big break into the UK alt scene. We get all kinds of Stone Roses nostalgia.
H8 Society is a dark comedy that explores the struggle of love versus hate, through the lens of two rival gangs caught in an apocalyptic American dream. It’s also a revolutionary post-digital adventure scored by 26 independent artists from around the world, with illustrations and art by Bill Sienkiewicz.