This weeks freshness:

Brockaflowersaurus-rex And The Blueberry Biscuits – Yams [NZ]
I’ve spent a weekend trying to work out what to say about this track but it really speaks for itself. Its hip-hop, its jazzy, its soulful, its got horns and stuff. I don’t even know, just give it a listen and decide for yourself!
http://brockaflower.net/

Carb On Carb – Smash [NZ]
Auckalnders Carb on Carb have just come off another tour and release their new EP ‘Ladies Mile’. If you’ve seen them live then you’ll probably recognise this one, the usual catchy indie pop goodness from the two piece.
http://carboncarb.bandcamp.com/track/smash

Deerhoof – Sexy, But Sparkly
Theres something endearingly cute about the vocalist of this Deerhoof, and with a track name this good its hard not to listen with a smile. This one hits with all the power and grace it can muster and leaves you more than satisfied.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbKQIzew86A

Free N Losh – Where Do They Go
A cool remake of The Mills Brothers classic from these Toronto based producers gives you something to slip into a bath with. Warm feelings for sure.

Tommy Ill – Giraffe [NZ]
Another goodin from Tommys new album. This one samples Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” and is the fun loving Tommy Ill we know and love.
http://tommyill.bandcamp.com/track/giraffe

Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers
VW’s new album dropped last week and looks like it is living up to all our hopes. This one is another catchy upbeat track about a love in the face of mortality and afterlife. Beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZGgPKu_fk

Best Of The Rest:
Azekel – No Ordinary Love
Bass Drum Of Death – Dregs
Disasteradio – Personal Bubble [NZ]
HUF – Design To Fall (Radio Edit) [NZ]
Nat Lover – Combat
P-Money – The Hardest (ft. M.O.P) [NZ]
Sweater Beats – Make A Move
Thee Oh Sees – Devil Again

And the winners are…

Jay Knight – Train Of Thought (ft. Raiza Biza & Times X Two) [NZ]
Smooth chilled beats from YGB beatmaker Jay Knight, this one treated with some Raiza Biza and some Times X Two.
http://jayxknight.bandcamp.com/track/train-of-thought-feat-raiza-biza-times-x-two

Joe Blossom – Tyger Tyger [NZ]
A little bit spaced out and chilled, a little bit groovy pop song, and its tough to know where one ends and the other begins. This track is apparently inspired by the poetry of William Blake, nice!
http://joeblossom.bandcamp.com/track/tyger-tyger

Kittens Of The Internet – Living The Dream [NZ]
They call it ‘dream-pop’, I call it the best damn band name I have heard in a long time. Whatever its called it is catchy and very now, as are kittens and the internet I guess.

Quasimoto – Planned Attack
Alter ego of produced Madlib, Quasimoto hasn’t been releasing music since 2005. This one comes out of nowhere and is a very strong preview for Quas’ full length out June 18th called ‘Yessir Whatever’.

Short Stories – On The Way
Koreless and SBTRKT’s Sampha team up to form Short Stories, this single hopefully a preview of what to come from the two. If this doesn’t get you moving or at least bobbing your head then you aint human.

Transistors – Your Life Could Be So Easy [NZ]
New Zealand garage rock at its finest here, catchy lyrics and breakneck speed help to make this one a classic from the Christchurch three-piece.

Best of the Rest:
Chet Faker – I’m Into You
ChromadaData – BestofSynth
Frightened Rabbit – Backyard Skulls
Ghost Wave – Here She Comes [NZ]
Newtown Rocksteady – Jem’s Tune [NZ]
Skaters – I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)
Supervillains RMC – Durham Lane [NZ]
The Black Keys – Sister
The Black Seeds – Don’t Turn Around [NZ]

Plenty in the goodie bag for this week.

Azealia Banks – Young Rapunxel
Azealia has been going nuts recently pumping out track after track and this one is just as strong. This time she shows her angry side, accompanied by a bizarre video that you have to see. She does the female version of Death Grips pretty good we think!

Disclosure – You & Me (ft. Eliza Doolittle)
Disclosure are having quite the rise to fame at the moment, and some of that fame has to be put down to the features that they are getting on their tracks. From low key house DJs to radio heavyweights, this one features ‘Skinny Genes’ indie singer songwriter Eliza Doolittle.

Donny Oh – Bag Fries
Can you believe that this kid is only 16? Well yes, you probably can considering he mentions it in the song, but that doesn’t take away from how impressive it is for him to be producing music like this. Hip-Hop that isn’t too serious, but also doesn’t mention the word swag too much. Sounds like the perfect balance.

Sigur Ros – Isjaki
I might be biased as a big fan, but I don’t think I’m the only one who is looking forward to the new Sigur Ros album. The sound has changed slightly, but this second single released of the new album is just as powerful and emotive as you’d expect from these champions of Iceland.

The Phoenix Foundation – Thames Soup [NZ]
Another indie pop banger from the lads doing kiwi-land proud. This one off their new album ‘Fandango’ has the usual suspects, jangly guitars, catchy lyrics and chanting vocal lines. It’s a goodin for sure.

Tommy Ill – TV [NZ]
Sampling Moby’s ‘Porcelain’, this leading track from Tommy’s soon to be released free album ‘Fearless Bueler’ shows the rappers gentler more introspective side. And lets face it, who hasn’t fallen asleep with the TV on once or twice!?
http://tommyill.bandcamp.com/

Best of the rest:
Buska Dimes – Boogie2988 [NZ]
2am Orchestra – Aint Got The Fight [NZ]
’83 Girls – Ahwell [NZ]
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Grounders – Speedboats
Junip – Line of Fire
Perrion – Get A Job
Snakehips – On & On
Wilberforces – Paradise Beach [NZ]

Here’s what control have up new this week:

Dial Square – Clear Light
Wellingtonians Dial Square released their debut EP ‘Clear Light last week here: http://dialsquare.bandcamp.com/ and the title track is an awesome blend of the indie attitude with the chilled out clangy guitar feel, definitely a group to watch. The live video for this song here:

Husk – Go Alone
More kiwi goodness, Husk are at it again with another abrasive indie rock and roll track, this one a single which you can download on bandcamp.
http://huskband.bandcamp.com/track/go-alone

Phoenix – Drakkar Noir
Phoenix release their newest effort ‘Bankrupt’ today, so you can make your own mind up on it very soon. This was out favourite off the new album, and below is a live version of the song from the recent coachella festival.

The Flaming Lips – Look… The Sun Rising
Boy have this band evolved, I bet you wouldnt imagine to be describing The Flaming Lips album as a dark electronic album. This is the MOST accessible track on the album would you believe, and if you like it as much as we do, we suggest you dive even deeper down the rabbit hole.

Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks
Thundercat is probably best known as a phenomenal bass guitarist, but perhaps less known for creating nice atmospheric RnB type tunes like this one. Flying Lotus is taking him under his wing in both a label and touring sense, with the two heading off on tour together soon. There’s something about the way he makes his bass sound like an electric piano near the end of this one that really gets me.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Slave
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs dont let us down with the new release, continuing to change and evolve their sound. This one starts gentle and ends with the usual raucous YYYs we might have predicted, our top pick off ‘Mosquito’

And the rest:
Bondax – Gold
Cosmos Midnight – Phantasm
Deerhunter – Back To The Middle
Ghostface Killah – Rise Of The Ghostface Killah
Laura Mvula – That’s Alright
Major Lazer – Sweat
Slug Cutters – Oh Girl
The Veils – Dancing With The Tornado
Tom Lark – Hipsteranity

Here’s what Radio Control sniffed out for the week of April 15th 2013

Action Bronson – Compliments 2 The Chef feat. Lauriana Mae
Another culinary masterpiece from the chef turn rapper Action Bronson, on another beat from Harry Fraud. Off his new mix tape New York Renaissance.

Ghostpoet – Meltdown
Continuing where he left off in chilled-out-lyrically-mumbled-electronic-soul, this one with female vocals courtesy of Woodpecker Wooliams, off the upcoming ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’.

Glass Vaults – Ancient Gates
With their debut album ‘Sojourn’ on the way, this is a taste of what they have in store for us, and its definitely something to look forward to.

James Blake – Take A Fall For Me feat. RZA
Probably the one track on the new album that sparked the most intruige when announced, and the result doesn’t disappoint.

Paddy Fred – You Belong feat. Alby Love
Soulful and deep beats from Wellington producer Paddy Fred, off the soon to be released EP titled ‘Laminate’

Queens Of The Stoneage – My God Is The Sun
Pretty much what you’d expect from Queens, and thats definitely not a bad thing, especially since we’ve waited 6 years for a new single!

TAI & Diplo – Booty Drop
What isn’t Diplo up to these days, this time teaming up with TAI to give your rave/party/radio station the dance music integrity it deserves. Free download too!

The National – Demons
Theres something about Matt Berninger’s Nick Cave-esque baritonal vocals that gives The National a timeless feel, this new track is off the upcoming ‘Trouble Will Find Me’.

Wet – U Da Best
The Brooklyn three piece ‘Wet’ give you a vocally led downbeat, almost R&B sounding track with this one. The more I listen the better it gets too! Look out for these guys.

And The Rest:
Given Names – Opening Bottles On Tables
Big Friendlies – Dr Robotnik’s Evil Robotics
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Hiding
Mali Mali – All The Shy Will Congregate
The Shrugs – Cobham Bridge
Tokimonsta – Sweet Williams
Totems – Speakers Going Hammer
Trust Punks – Amphetamine Psychosis
Unmap – Good Love