Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After I recommended her single "Habits (Stay High)" for well over a year, the American public is finally waking up and making it a hit song, where it is currently sitting at Number 13 on the Hot 100 Chart. While none of the songs on her debut album Queen of the Clouds quite reach the perfection of that single, there are still plenty of catchy ear worms to sample. My favorite on the record is the skyscraping "Got Love" which features a soaring chorus.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Intriguing, haunting, and lovely, "Penultimo," from Blonde Redhead's latest record, plays forward like the languid repetitions in Last Year at Marienbad, drawing you into its lush, foreboding spell.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Dan Smith, a London musician currently working in L.A., records under the moniker T.O.L.D., which stands for The Order Of Life And Death. His track "Lucifer's Eyes" sounds like the perfect mesh of The xx and Jamie xx's solo work (which honestly would likely propel that band a bit more forward). While the steel drums and overall music of the track provide a sunny feel to the song, Smith's lonely voice contrasts this mood with an almost despairing tone. It's a subtle track that will take some time to grow on you. If this song is any indication, Smith is going to be someone to watch out for.