Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Vancouver dream pop quartet The Belle Game release this swooningly epic new track "Follow." Crunchy guitars are layered over thumping beats and icy keyboards, while vocalists Andrea Lo and Katrina Jones' voices intertwine with each other.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
"If You Really Love Nothing" is the lead track off Interpol's new record Marauder and is a aching song that sets the tone of vulnerability and disillusionment that permeates the record. Kristin Stewart stars in the shadowy video.
Friday, August 24, 2018
There's something endearingly over-the-top about this highly political song that I just love. This single is from their upcoming record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. I can't find any info to back it up, but it seems like they sample or at least pay homage to The Blue Nile's "Downtown Lights."
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Brooklyn duo Kodacrome return with their new record Think of the Children. Their sound is like early Goldfrapp mixed in with a little Phantogram and Sylvan Esso. "Eyes So Round" is the dramatic closer to the record. The album itself is a true jewel; definitely worth checking out.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
It's been fascinating watching the progression of St. Louis band Foxing. Like The National, each of their releases gets more and more confident, finding their own voice and trajectory. Their third record Nearer My God is by far their most exploratory and gutsy record yet. "Heartbeats" is a dramatic, soul-searching track that builds into a swirling hurricane of intense emotions.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Indie rock trio half•alive have released their new, infectious single called "still feel." It's a super catchy rock track with some funky undertones. Even more impressive is the video, which is sort of like an indie-rock version of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," with some carefully orchestrated choreography.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
From Santigold's dancehall album I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, "Coo Coo Coo" is a delightfully frothy summer jam that is perfect for sitting by the pool, cocktail in hand.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Yorkshire duo Litany, Jake Nicolaides (production) and Beth Cornell (vocals), release another catchy single that draws from 90s alt-pop and R&B, with a dash of synthpop. "Call On Me" is about that first freedom you get as a teenager. It's a really fun track, and Cornell has some very rich pipes. Check out their 4 Track EP as well, if you want to hear more.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL release another single off their upcoming record Solace. "Underwater" is a deep house exploration that is hauntingly beautiful. The song slowly, effortlessly builds to an intensely cathartic conclusion.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Chaka Khan returns with her first new music in over a decade. "Like Sugar" is an infectiously funky track that is the perfect summer groove. The video is completely fantastic and fun.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
What starts out as a lovely take on prior Aphex Twin tracks suddenly disintegrates into almost madness, with Richard D. James expertly holding onto sanity.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Catalan singer Rosalía's new song "Pienso en Tu Mirá" from her upcoming record
Friday, August 3, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The formidable Neneh Cherry returns with this haunting track about Europe's refugee crisis. Co-produced by Four Tet and Massive Attack’s 3D, the song rests on a dubby backdrop, with a loping bass line, twinkling keyboards, rising strings, and Cherry's always commanding voice.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
This is my song of the summer. Its brilliance lies in its simplicity: looped strings, a lovely guitar riff, an insistent bassline, a disco beat, and a haunting Gladys Knight vocal sample. This song could go on and on forever, and I would not be mad about it.