Monday, April 30, 2018
Jon Hopkins' latest single from his upcoming album Singularity is ten minutes of throbbing, pulsating dance music that reaches euphoric heights.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rival Consoles' new album Persona is quickly becoming my favorite electronic record so far this year. It is the sound of a man effortlessly coming into his own. There is not a weak track among the 12 songs. Each day a new song takes over my head, and today it just happens to be "Hidden." What starts out almost abstract and pointillistic, slowly builds layer upon layer, until the skittering beats, drones, and swirling electronics merge into something sublimely haunting.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A dark, druggy beat anchors this kiss-off track from Princess Nokia: "“I make money to replace you/Used to love you, now I hate you.”
You can listen to the track here on Spotify. The song is on her intriguingly emo mixtape A Girl Cried Red.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Canadian producer Jacques Greene releases this hypnotic track for the Adult Swim series. It is a sleek song, that draws from the throb of deep house and the shape-shifting drum programming of 2-Step and Garage.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Lykke Li returns with two new tracks off her upcoming record so sad so sexy, due out in June. "Deep End" is a dramatic pop track with a slight R&B bent, that focuses on Lykke's gorgeous voice.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Portland's Wild Ones create some pretty amazing, dreamy electro-pop; think Chvrches or Purity Ring. I love this forlorn ballad off their wonderful new record Mirror Touch.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Brisbane, Australia singer Harriet Pillbeam, who records under the name Hatchie, creates lovely dream-pop songs that echo the best of artists like Cocteau Twins and The Sundays. "Sugar and Spice" is easy to get lost in.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Warpaint's Theresa Wayman is set to release her first solo album LoveLaws, under the moniker TT. "I've Been Fine" is a dreamy yet sinister track that slowly builds into a maelstrom of industrial textures.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
It always makes me nervous when an edgy band I like takes a more pop-leaning turn, as 9 times out of 10 they end up erasing what made them special to begin with. Gang Gang Dance have always been a gloriously odd art-pop collective whose releases get quirkier and quirkier. However, "Lotus," from their upcoming sixth record Kazuashita, shows the band crafting elegant pop, while still retaining the charm that drew me to them in the first place. It's a mesmerizing transition.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
National treasure Janelle Monae teams up again with Grimes on this pulsating track that imagines a more gender-fluid society. I love the eye-catching video as well.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Swedish psych-rockers hone their sound further on their latest record In Transit, making their guitars cleaner and more atmospheric, as if Tame Impala, The National, and Slowdive merged together into a massive supergroup. The build up on this track is mesmerizing and haunting and almost overpowers in its intensity. Fascinating song on a very fascinating record.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Yesterday I listened to Young Galaxy's new record Down Time over a dozen times and each time it unraveled new riches. It is a subtle, hushed album that feels like an island in a storm. One of the standout tracks is "Seeing Eye Dog," which pulsates with soft synth pads and heartbeat-like percussion. It is a balm in these troubled times, relying on love to see one through dark days. I love these lyrics: "Our love is a buffer to the bullshit / Is a fire that burns right through it / These days I want to lean into — even harder than I have before." I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do, and also give Down Time a chance, and it will definitely feature high on my list of top albums this year.