New Music: Little Dragon

Ritual Union, by Little Dragon Here’s the tip for this week. A record that’s just a few weeks old is Ritual Union, the latest from Swedish electro-whatever band Little Dragon. With fantastic female vocals from Yukimi Nagano, and a genre-bashing set of tunes that recall everything (in my ears) from James Blake to Deerhoof, this has been fueling the Dunk Tank offices for several weeks, in that it’s instantly listenable, and holds up to casual, mood-based spins as well as closer, focused listens.

Screen-shot-2011-08-15-at-9.28.23-PMThe album is on sale right now for $5.99 at AmazonMP3, and if you want to check out the live thing, there’s a cool concert & interview they did with KCRW last month.