Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jam of the Day: Fryars - "Prettiest Ones Fly Highest"

A glorious mix of pop, future R&B, and electronica, Fryars' latest single is a catchy number that promises good things for his upcoming debut record Power.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jam of the Day: Hooray For Earth - "Racy"

The dramatic and soaring title track from synth-rockers Hooray For Earth's new album is a definite highlight.

New: FKA twigs - "Pendulum"

Gorgeous track from FKA twig's upcoming debut album LP1, which is out on August 12.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jam of the Day: Kate Boy - "Self Control"

More driving synth pop from the quartet called Kate Boy; featuring strong vocals from Kate Akhurst.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jam of the Day: Reid - "Singapore"

From his upcoming EP Fractures, Irish producer Reid builds gorgeous melodic layers on the track "Singapore," all punctuated by haunting piano chords.

New: Karen O - "Rapt"

From her upcoming solo record Crush Songs, Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman Karen O releases this stark album cut "Rapt."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jam of the Day: Laura Doggett - "Phoenix"

Debut single from singer Laura Doggett, produced by SOHN, who pairs Doggett's smoky, mysterious voice with glitchy drum programming and muted synths. Gorgeous.

Videos of the Week

It has been a rough re-entry back into the real world after the wedding and Bear Week; these videos made it better:

Post-apocalyptic video from alt-rockers Spoon.

Post-apocalyptic appears to be a theme this week, with another setting taking place in this Lykke Li clip.

Moody clip from SZA which is slightly NSFW.

Segways and pogo sticks feature in this heist clip from UK pop-house producer Duke Dumont.

Stylish clip from buzz band Merchandise.

Sleek, digital animation highlights this clip for RL Grime's bass heavy track.

Watch a sinister dance rivalry unfold in this clip from Magic Hands.

Stunning and striking clip from Alt-J focuses on a man running through the forest with his body riddled with arrows.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jam of the Day: Lowell - "The Bells"

Lovely indie electronic pop track from Toronto based artist Lowell. The track can be heard here.

New: Jessie Ware - "Share It All"

Jessie Ware shares a new track, which I will assume is from her upcoming record Tough Love. It's another gorgeous ballad that she excels at so effortlessly.

New: Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite"

Rockabilly-tinged track from Danish post-punkers Iceage.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jam of the Day: Shura - "Just Once"

Wistful breakup song from London via Moscow singer Shura, who gets the mood just right.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New: SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig - "New Dorp, New York"

First listen from SBTRKT's upcoming second record Wonder Where We Land, a very off-kilter, clanging number featuring vocals from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.

Jam of the Day: BANKS - "Beggin For Thread"

Another killer track from BANKS' upcoming debut album, Goddess.

New: Raveonettes - "Endless Sleeper"

From their surprise seventh record out today, Danish narco-rockers Raveonettes share this single.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New: Tricky ft. Francesca Belmonte - "Nicotine Love"

Sleek new track from Tricky. I find he is more appealing when he is not trying so hard to impress. Hopefully, this bodes well for his upcoming record.

Jam of the Day: Prayer - "Hesitate"

Haunting and eloquent instrumental from Prayer, which can be heard here.

Video: Spoon - "Do You"

Post-apocalyptic video from Spoon for their masterful new single.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Videos of the Week

It is finally Friday, and I am off next week to head to Provincetown, Massachusetts for the famed Bear Week. Here are the videos that made this long week go by a little better:

Slick, black and white clip for the first official single for Interpol's upcoming record.

Intriguing song and video from Adult Jazz.

Microscopic images are the focus of this video from Zammuto.

The warped texture of this clip from Cloud Nothings makes it almost look 3D.

Gorgeous clip from Jessie Ware.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Video: Interpol - "All The Rage Back Home"

Slick, black and white clip for the first single from Interpol's upcoming record El Pintor.

Jam of the Day: Spoon - "Do You"

Who would have thought Spoon would be throwing down my Summer Jam? "Do You" is a hooky masterpiece of a single and gnaws on my bones like a starving dog. Instant classic. This song is so good, it may just end up at the top of my singles' list this year.

New: We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Safety In Numbers"

Excellent new single from We Were Promised Jetpacks' upcoming record Unraveling.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New: Usher - "Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)"

While I am not a huge fan of the original track, Disclosure work their magic and amp this Usher track up.

Jam of the Day: Distant Cousin - "Floating Above Nothing"

Distant Cousin has put out a lovely 4 song EP on SoundCloud. "Floating Above Nothing" is one of the more driving tracks on the EP, sounding like a chance encounter between Moby's populist expansiveness and Burial's late night internal wanderings.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014