Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sufjan Stevens - "Visions of Gideon"

Stunningly gorgeous song from Sufjan Stevens, written for the upcoming movie Call Me By Your Name.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Jam of the Day: Fischerspooner - "Have Fun Tonight"

Sleazy electropop track from Fischerspooner's upcoming record Sir. This track was co-produced with Michael Stipe and Boots.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jam of the Day: Tove Lo - "Bitches"

Another irresistible pop track from Tove Lo.

"Bitches, I don't trust 'em
But they give me what I want for the night
Bitches, I don't trust 'em
But I tell 'em and they do what I like."

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jam of the Day: HEALTH x NOLIFE - "Hard to be a God"

HEALTH and NY producer NOLIFE team up for this slow burning synth based track that is simultaneously gorgeous and sinister at the same time. In the words of the band, "If you like weird shit, this shit is for you. If not, then not so much.”

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jam of the Day: Quicksand - "Cosmonauts"

I am digging this soaring, atmospheric track from Quicksand's first album in 22 years, Interiors.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jam of the Day: Kelly Lee Owens - "More Than A Woman (Aaliyah cover)"

Loving tribute to the late Aaliyah. Kelly Lee Owen imbues this classic track with her own style but honors the spirit of Aaliyah's version.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jam of the Day: Champion ft. Four Tet - "World"

UK funky producer Champion teams up with Four Tet on this track that takes a punishing bass line and marries it to twinkly synths.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jam of the Day: Porches - "Find Me"

From the upcoming record The House, "Find Me" is more forlorn, bedroom pop from Porches. As usual, it is seductively charming.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sleigh Bells - "Blue Trash Mattress Fire"

Mixing more electronics in with their trademark air raid siren guitars, Sleigh Bells kick it in high gear with the explosive lead track off their new mini-album Kid Kruschev.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cherry Glazerr - "Lucid Dreams"

Equal parts Breeders' brashness and Blonde Redhead's post-rock icy coolness, Cherry Glazerr's album Apocalipstick is an indie rock treasure. "Lucid Dreams" is a number that combines both approaches and shows why this is a band to watch out for.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Jam of the Day: Yaeji - "Raingurl"

Seductive deep house track from Yaeji. "Mother Russia in my cup/make it raingurl, make it rain."

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jam of the Day: Filterheadz - "Tipping Point"

Relentless, icy techno track from Filterheadz that crawls under your skin. Play loud. You can listen to it here.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Jam of the Day: Young Galaxy - "Stay for Real"

A call to arms to remain true to yourself and your ideals in the face of these troubled times, "Stay for Real" is Young Galaxy at their dream-pop best.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jam of the Day: Clock Opera - "In Memory (Under the Floorboards Version)"

From their new EP You've Got What I Need comes this stripped down version of "In Memory" from their second record Venn. This song has haunted me all year. All relationships are difficult because you have two people on two paths trying to remain on the same one. People always change, and the challenge is adapting to those changes. Sometimes the changes are just too great and things fall apart. "In Memory" chronicles the moment when you have to ask the tough questions.

"Do you want me as I am???
Do you want me as I was
Do I still do things that made you fall in love
Oh cause I won't ever change
I'll never change
I won't ever change
I will never change
I won't ever change
If I never change for you."

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jam of the Day: Julien Baker - "Appointments"

Stunning song from Julien Baker's brilliant second album "Turn Out the Lights." It's a haunting song about a failing relationship and the raw, honest reasons why it failed.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Jam of the Day: N.E.R.D. ft. Rihanna - "Lemon"

Rihanna's rap completely steals the spotlight on this sassy track from N.E.R.D. (a.k.a. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of Neptunes fame).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jam of the Day: Drab Majesty - "Dot in the Sky"

Sounding like a lost treasure from the 1980s glory days of the 4AD record label, Drab Majesty's gorgeous synthgazer sound echoes bands like Clan of Xymox, the Cure, and Killing Joke. Their second album The Demonstration is a solid set of killer tracks. It is hard to pick one song over the other, but I love this driving track which you can listen to here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jam of the Day: Dawn Richards - "Stopwatch"

Euphoric kiss off song from Dawn Richards, produced by her frequent collaborator Machinedrum. We should all follow her lead when people aren't up to snuff in our lives: "Ain’t got no time to waste anytime on you."