Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jam of the Day: Fever Ray - "This Country"

"Free abortions and clean water/Destroy nuclear/Destroy boring!"

From Fever Ray's second album Plunge comes this delightfully weird and twisted track.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Jam of the Day: Rina Mushonga - "Jungles"

Zimbabwe born-London based singer Rina Mushonga releases this electro/Afropop track full of clattering drum programming, booming synths, and textural guitars. Of course, focus remains on Mushonga's commanding voice.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jam of the Day: Dutch Uncles - "Oh Yeah (Bossy Love Remix)"

The original version of "Oh Yeah" from British art-popsters Dutch Uncles sounds a bit like a goof off of a J. Geils Band single. It's fun in its own right, however, this remix by Bossy Love, adds a Cupid & Psyche '85 Scritti Politti sheen to it, with a killer rap from Amandah of Bossy Love. You can hear it here on Spotify.

You can hear the original version here:

You can listen to all of my 2017 Jams of the Day on this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1219202696/playlist/5dYzg75nP03gj7vqDTtEKI

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jam of the Day: Brian Eno & Kevin Shields - "Only Once Away My Son"

Epic 9-minute drone/ambient track from Brian Eno and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. It's both beautiful and almost brutal, but amazing nonetheless.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sleigh Bells - "And Saints"

From their upcoming mini-album Kid Kruschev, Sleigh Bells throw a bit of a curve ball with "And Saints." The gorgeous synths pile on top of one another as you expect Derek Miller's wall of guitars to take over. Whether or not they do, you will have to listen and find out.

If you would like to hear all of my 2017 Jams of the Day, you can hear them on this playlist.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Jam of the Day: RKCB - "Naive"

Haunting ballad from LA electronic duo RKCB.

All of my Jams of the Day for 2017 can be heard here at this Spotify Playlist.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Jam of the Day: Fischerspooner ft. Caroline Polachek - "Togetherness"

Co-produced by Michael Stipe and BOOTS, the new single from Fischerspooner is a decidedly urbane and modern track, full of start and stop rhythms, warm and rushing synths, and textured vocals. Its cool, sexual allure is palpable.

If you would like to hear all of my 2017 Jams of the Day, I have collected them all here on a Spotify Playlist.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jam of the Day: H.E.R. - "Facts"

Stunning ballad about finding that right person who gets the ultimate compliment, "you make me want to put my phone down/when we're alone I want to zone out."

If you would like to hear all of my 2017 Jams of the Day, I have collected them all here at this Spotify playlist. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I do.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jam of the Day: Kllo - "Last Yearn"

Kllo, the Melbourne, Australia electropop act, released their debut album Backwater this week, and it is beautiful collection of gorgeous pop songs. "Last Yearn" starts off as an aching ballad, then builds into a mid-tempo dance track that soars into the clouds.

If you would like to hear all of my 2017 Jams of the Day, I have collected them all here at this Spotify playlist. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I do.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jam of the Day: Fever Ray - "To the Moon and Back"

Demented synth pop from Fever Ray, a.k.a. Karin Dreijer of The Knife. This is her first new music under the Fever Ray moniker since 2009. No word yet on whether a new album is about to drop or not.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cold Cave - "Glory"

Gothy synthpop titans Cold Cave come back with a new single "Glory" that almost finds them in a happy mood. The glossy synth hooks feel like prime New Order territory, with frontman Wesley Eisold's icy vocals front and center.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jam of the Day: A Perfect Circle - "The Doomed"

The first new music from A Perfect Circle in four years is the hyper-dramatic track "The Doomed." A Perfect Circle have also announced a new album will be released in 2018.

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.