Monday, October 16, 2017

Jam of the Day: Nosaj Thing ft. Kazu Makino - "How We Do"

Moody synth pop collaboration with Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jam of the Day: Yaeji - "Drink I'm Sippin On"

New York/Seoul based producer Kathy Yaeji Lee usually makes more house inflected tracks, but trades that in here for booming trap beats and a rap flow on the beguiling "Drink I'm Sippin On." Infectious.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jam of the Day: Julien Baker - "Turn Out the Lights"

This is one truly amazing song. It starts out in a defeatist tone, as if the weight of the world is crashing down upon her shoulders, but changes into one of empowerment and strength. Check out Julien Baker's sophomore record Turn Out the Lights, you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sassy 009 - "Pretty Baby"

Sassy 009, a Norwegian trio of friends named Sunniva, Teodora, and Johanna, throw down this infectiously throbbing dance track "Pretty Baby."

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jam of the Day: M.E.S.H. - "Search.Reveal"

Berlin-based producer M.E.S.H., a.k.a James Whipple, is set to release his new album Hesaitix next month. He previews the record with this insane dance track that gets so intense it will send you into a frenzy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jam of the Day: Kiasmos - "Paused"

Electronic duo Kiasmos, Olafur Arnalds and Jonas Rasmussen, have released a new EP called Blurred. "Paused" is a gorgeous, meditative track that slowly builds over a skittering beat, haunted strings, and plaintive piano and synths.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Jam of the Day: R.E.M. - "Devil Rides Backwards (Demo)"

R.E.M.'s classic masterpiece Automatic for the People turns 25 this month. A deluxe anniversary edition of the record comes out next month, featuring several unreleased tracks, including this haunting ballad.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Jam of the Day: Kelela - "Onanon"

From Kelela's brilliant debut album Take Me Apart, "Onanon" is a stunning collaboration with producer Arca, that sounds like something Bjork and Janet Jackson would make should they ever get in the same room. You can hear it here, on Spotify.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jam of the Day: The Breeders - "Wait in the Car"

The Breeders return with their first new song since 2009, the blistering two minute guitar attack of "Wait in the Car."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jam of the Day: Smerz - "No harm"

Norwegian duo Smerz' songs always seem to sound like conversations with the dark voices within one's soul. "No harm" takes dark, sinister keyboards layered over shuffling beats while their almost whispered/muffled vocals twist and turn around each other.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Jam of the Day: Majid Jordan ft. DVSN - "My Imagination"

Melancholy, mid-tempo jam from Majid Jordan and DVSN that explores the lingering effects of a devastating breakup.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Jam of the Day: Four Tet - "LA Trance"

Four Tet builds subtle layer upon layer in this stunning, tranquil song off his latest record New Energy.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jam of the Day: Wild Beasts - "Punk Drunk and Trembling"

Wild Beasts, one of my favorite bands ever, have announced that they are splitting. They are about to release their final EP, Punch Drunk and Trembling, which is culled from tracks left over from their last record Boy King. This is the title track and is another beautiful, elegant song. It saddens me that they are breaking up, but they leave a wonderful body of work that I will always listen to.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Jam of the Day: Lomelda - "Thx"

Take two short minutes out of your day to listen to this sublimely gorgeous song.

"Just please don't be mad at me
There's no need to be sad for me
I've got lots of love left."

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jam of the Day: Baths - "Yeoman"

Baths, a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld, returns with his first new album in four years, Romaplasm, and releases the first single "Yeoman." It's a quirky, yet endearing synthpop number, full of odd touches that reveal themselves with each listen.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jam of the Day: Tricky ft. Marina Topley-Bird - "When We Die"

Wonderful hearing Tricky collaborate again with his initial muse Marina Topley-Bird and, even better, come back with a song as beautiful and haunting as this.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jam of the Day: The Killers - "Some Kind of Love"

Based on a sample from Brian Eno's ambient composition "An Ending (Ascent)", The Killers' latest single from their upcoming album Wonderful Wonderful is a touching, atmospheric ballad.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Jam of the Day: Björk - "The Gate"

Mesmerizing and gorgeous, Björk's new single is warmer than anything off Vulincura, a heartbreaking, bleak meditation on her breakup with artist Matthew Barney. Strings and woodwinds lay a beautiful base on which Björk's vocals swirl and climb, as later, warped electronics and subtle beats wander in and out of the mix.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jam of the Day: Burial - "Rodent"

After an increasing number of vastly experimental singles, Burial releases probably his most accessible track ever. "Rodent" builds off a deep bass line and thumping house beat. Filtered throughout are ghostly vocal and horn samples.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Jam of the Day: Charlotte Gainsbourg - "Rest"

Produced by Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, "Rest" is a quietly addictive lullaby with twinkling, dreamy synthesizers providing a soft bed for Charlotte Gainsbourg's half whispered vocals.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Jam of the Day: Zomby - "Zkittlez"

Slamming electro track from enigmatic UK producer Zomby. It's from his upcoming Ep Gasp!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jam of the Day: Tove Lo - "Disco Tits"

Tove Lo continues her streak of hedonistic singles with "Disco Tits" coming from her upcoming album Blue Lips.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jam of the Day: Kelela - "Frontline"

Killer breakup song from Kelela's upcoming debut album Take Me Apart. The slick track was produced by frequent collaborator Jam City. Listen to it here on Spotify.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cassie ft. G-Eazy - "Love a Loser"

Sleek R&B track from the always amazing Cassie.

"I'd rather lose a lover/Than love a loser." Amen sister.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Jam of the Day: Gotts Street Park ft. Dielle - "Love in Bad Company"

Absolutely stunning single from Leeds-based collective Gotts Street Park, from their debut EP Volume 1. It's a sultry, jazz-inflected R&B track with a smoldering vocal from Dielle. Endless repeat.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cut Copy - "Standing in the Middle of the Field"

This deceptively simple track from Cut Copy is a huge ear worm of a song that refuses to go away. Each listen just gets better and better.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Jam of the Day: Colouring - "White Whale"

Sleek alt-rock from UK quartet Colouring. "White Whale" starts off with a glitchy, Radiohead-like vibe, but continually surprises by morphing throughout, staking a claim to their own sound.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jam of the Day: Hundred Waters - "Fingers"

Atmospheric track from Hundred Waters. I love all the layers of sounds going on here; each listen reveals more and more.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jam of the Day: Daughter - "Burn it Down"

The London trio release this dramatic track from their soundtrack to the video game Before the Storm.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Jam of the Day: Alice Glass - "White Lies"

From former Crystal Castles' singer Alice Glass' debut EP comes this industrial-tinged track that effortlessly balances the harsh with the beautiful.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jam of the Day: Everything Everything - "Can't Do"

Killer synth-rock track from Manchester quartet Everything Everything. Their new record Fever Dream is their best record yet, and I highly recommend it for those that like quirky guitar rock like Foals.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jam of the Day: LCD Soundsystem - "tonite"

Throbbingly sexy dance track from LCD Soundsystem that will have you dancing so quickly you won't realize the song is about death.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jam of the Day: HEALTH - "Blue Monday (New Order Cover)"

The best cover versions pay homage to the original while making your own distinct version. HEALTH completely nail it on this sublime cover version for the Atomic Blonde soundtrack.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jam of the Day P!nk - "What About Us"

A lovely melody and gorgeous vocals propel this new track from P!nk from her upcoming recording, out in October.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jam of the Day: DEDE ft. Ed Droste and Kingdom - "Faultline"

Sublime collaboration between singer DEDE, from Tiny Hearts, and Grizzly Bear singer Ed Droste. The song was produced by Kingdom, and is a moving meditation on the state of things today.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sharon Van Etten - "Not Myself (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)"

Wonderful club-leaning remix of this beautiful song, done In Memory of the Victims of Orlando and in support of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jam of the Day: Everything Everything - "A Fever Dream"

The title track to Everything Everything's new record starts quietly as a somber piano ballad, but builds to a apex of swirling synths, meaty piano chords, and pulsating drums.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jam of the Day: Purity Ring - "Asido"

In honor of the fifth anniversary of their debut record Shrines, Purity Ring release this new track "Asido." It's a gorgeous song that finds them moving into more subtle territory.