Monday, June 26, 2017
Evocative track from Grizzly Bear's upcoming record Painted Ruins. Touching on impermanence and issues as personal as homelessness, and as global as war and refugees, it's a deeply moving and haunting track.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Bitch, I don't need introduction
Follow my simple instruction
Wind to the left, sway to the right
Drop it down low and take it back high."
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
From their first album since 1996, Ride showcase their signature sound (driving basslines, fuzzed out guitars, beautiful harmonies) and spike it with electronic flourishes on lead track "Lannoy Point." While Weather Diaries doesn't reach the highs of Nowhere or Going Blank Again, it is definitely a vast improvement over Tarantula.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gorgeous electronic pop track from CVRL, featuring the lovely vocals of Karin Park. If you are looking for a Chvrches-esque fix, this will satisfy you.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
From her amazing new record CTRL, SZA throws down this smooth pop track. You really need to check out the album, as it blurs all the lines between pop, R&B, rock, and electronic music. A true gem.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
People slag Major Lazer all the time, but you know what? They know how to throw down some serious summer jams. Really love this effortlessly catchy track.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Beach Fossils' new record Somersault is some of the best shimmering guitar pop of this year. What I love about the tracks on this record is that they seem to lock into a groove, but then are constantly changing directions and morphing shape, so that there is always something new to hear when you are listening. "Sugar" is a prime example.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
A dear friend of mine killed himself this week. It's haunted me because I wish I had at least been able to talk to him and hopefully make him see there is such beauty in this world despite all the pressures we have. The day I found out I heard this new song from Active Child that struck a chord with me.
"I dedicate my life to something richer
And all the things that come
'Cuz that's no price at all
And I know you'll be there
And I want you to know I care because
Keep your head up, hold your head up even though
It's a cruel world."
If you feel you can't go on, please try to reach out to someone, even if they are a stranger. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is at 1-800-273-8255.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Icelandic supergroup Gangly is made up of Sin Fang’s Sindri Már Sigfússon, Oyama’s Úlfur Alexander Einarsson, and Jófríður Ákadóttir. This spectral track is hauntingly beautiful.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Along with Selena Gomez' new single "Bad Liar," Carly Rae Jepsen's new song "Cut to the Feeling" is vying for summer jam of the year. It's ridiculously catchy.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Their new, self-titled album has been on endless repeats for weeks. You will likely not find a more lovely track than album opener "Slomo." It is the personification of sublime beauty.
"Give me your love, it's a curious love
Give me your heart, it's a curious thing."
Thursday, May 25, 2017
I'm eagerly anticipating Zola Blood's debut full length, Infinite Games, which drops tomorrow. If you are a fan of elegant, art-pop such as Wild Beasts, Clock Opera, and Metronomy, you will definite find much to love. "The Only Thing" is a sweeping, synth-drenched track that gradually builds to a satisfying emotional conclusion.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
My obsession with this band has reached DEFCON Level One. So dreamy and languid, as if they exist solely to be featured in the new incarnation of Twin Peaks.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Everyone knows how much music means to me. That such a horrific act of violence occurred at a concert chills me to the bone. My thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims in Manchester. Today's song is a simple, yet gorgeous track that warms my heart and hopefully yours. Peace.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Selena Gomez and the sampled bassline from Talking Heads' classic "Psycho Killer," what is not to love. It even has the approval of David Byrne. It's a super cool pop track that is sure to be a massive hit.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The second song to be released from Grizzly Bear's upcoming record Painted Ruins, "Mourning Sound" is probably their most straightforward track to date. A driving beat and chugging guitars propel the song forward, punctuated by wonky synths and the dueling vocals of Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Another amazing track from The National, which has a Rolling Stones' swagger to it. Really excited for their new record.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Elohim's self-titled debut album last year was a perfectly good electro-pop album, but was not truly striking. Her new single, the blisteringly dark track "Skinny Legs" shows Elohim finding her own voice, sounding like the love child of Nitzer Ebb, Portishead, and Crystal Castles.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Pssst! I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Little Cub's debut album Still Life is one of the best records of the year. It was near impossible to put just one of their tracks down here, so you will likely see a few more over the coming months. "Hypnotize" is a good entry point on the record, throwing down a fierce groove as synthesizers swirl around. The best description of the band's is that they sound like the intersection where Blur, Pulp, Wild Beasts, and Pet Shop Boys all meet. Please check them out.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
LCD Soundsystem come roaring back to life with with this blistering track full of signature LCD sounds: chugging bassline, sparkling synths, wailing guitars, and James Murphy's wry vocals.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
From Sylvan Esso's practically perfect second record What Now, "Just Dancing" is one of many amazing dance tracks. I really can't get enough of this record, and I highly recommend you search out its charms.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I can't get enough of this moody track from Swedish duo Wy. I guess the best way I can describe this track is that is as if Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain got into an accident with Siouxsie Sioux. It's pretty darn awesome.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Banging electro-pop track from Rachael Collier that has a very Santigold vibe to it.
As an added bonus, here is an in-studio live version she did for Abelton, where you can see her build all the loops.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
What a beginning to the week. Been slammed with work and it's stressing me out. I need something smooth and calming and this spacey, trippy track from Teen Daze fits the bill. Find your bliss.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Ferocious new single from Son Lux that was formed out of the social and political upheaval of the US elections. All proceeds from the sale of their EP Remedy will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.