Monday, October 14, 2019
RIDE has released an excellent new album called This Is Not A Safe Place. I have already posted their song "End Game" but I decided to post this Gabe Gurnsey remix of their track "Repetition." It's a furiously addictive dance remix that gets your day started off right. I have also included the original version as well for context.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Shoegaze band DIIV returns with its excellent new record Deceiver. It was hard to pick just one track that stands out, so I went with the epic closing track "Acheron," which slowly builds to a ferocious climax.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 18th album Ghosteen is a haunting song cycle meditating on loss and grieving. The album is the first one released since the accidental death of Cave's son Arthur. It asks the big questions about life but is never heavy-handed or maudlin. For me, the record is most touching during the quiet, contemplative moments. Cave's voice is so emotionally bare and resonant on "Waiting for You." Stark piano chords and subtle electronics provide the perfect canvas.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Nineteen-year-old Canadian singer bülow is steadily gaining momentum with her pop skills, winning the Juno award as 2019 Breakthrough Artist of the Year. From her new EP The Contender, bülow mines darker territory with the stark, trap-inspired song "Upside Down."
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
I read a description of London-based singer-songwriter Rhi that seemed fairly apt; that she is the lovechild of James Blake and Lana Del Rey. She has just released her sophomore record The Pale Queen, which is filled with dreamy, hazy tracks like "Swagger."
Monday, October 7, 2019
Josh Eustis has released the first album under the Telefon Tel Aviv moniker in over 10 years after the death of founding member Charlie Cooper. Dreams Are Not Enough is a fascinating album dealing with love and loss. "standing on the bottom of the ocean" is ghostly synthpop that questions existence and death, with pointed lyrics like "What good are we/If we can't see?/The things we knew/
They can't save you."
Friday, October 4, 2019
More euphoric house music perfection from The Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem. This is the perfect song to get you amped up for the weekend.