Monday, October 16, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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
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
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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
Monday, October 2, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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
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
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
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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
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
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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
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.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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
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.