Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
To me, How to Dress Well's new, visceral record The Anteroom is everything Bon Iver's electronic foray 22, A Million was not, unabashedly experimental, but keeping a firm grip on melody and flow. One of my favorite tracks is the intense "Nothing," which twists and distorts Tom Krell's voice over slamming beats and glitchy electronics, as if Depeche Mode had embraced Nine Inch Nails and Autechre.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Haunting, trip-hop inspired track from Helena Deland's 12" project From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied.” The song is also made even more affecting by this eerie video.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lorely Rodriguez, the singer/producer behind Empress Of comes out with her sophomore record Us tomorrow. We've already heard several singles and it seems like this is going to be a huge record for her. The latest taste is the wonderfully catchy love song "I Don't Even Smoke Weed." Fall under her spell.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and Bicep's Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar, Jessie Ware's new single "Overtime" is a return to her dancier roots. This is late night, bass-heavy club track that is a wonderful earworm. Jessie has indicated her new record will be more in this vein and I, for one, am pleased to hear that.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Production duo Beacon return soon with their new record Gravity Pairs, and tease it again with this exquisite track, "On Ice." While the moody synths and crisp programming conjure images of snowy vistas, vocalist Thomas Mullarney III's warm vocals offer a delicate contrast.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Haunting song about losing someone important in your life but accepting it gracefully. It has some really beautiful lyrics.
"I thought you were my copilot
How will I ever run this ship
Without you by my side to navigate
Thought you were my copilot
Now I know that you were just taking me for a ride
And that's alright it was a beautiful ride."
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Brooklyn electronic artist Jim-E Stack takes vocal samples from Amy Winehouse's track "Stronger Than Me" and tweaks and bends them to haunting effect on his new single "Forgotten."
Monday, October 8, 2018
Art School Girlfriend is the solo project of London musician/singer Polly Mackey. "Outside," taken from her new EP In the Blue Hour, is atmospheric pop at its best, marrying Mackey's ethereal vocals with cavernous percussion and waves of shimmering keyboards and low bass rumbles.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Fun collaboration between Charli XCX and Troye Sivan that waxes nostalgic about the late 90s, from the Matrix-themed cover art to references to Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time."
Thursday, October 4, 2018
I've always enjoyed London duo Alpines' trip-hop/downtempo tracks, but there always seemed to be one thing missing to really make me love them. If the first single from their new album is any indication of their new direction, then I think they have found that missing element. The music has gotten darker, deeper, and fuller, finally matching singer Catherine Pockson’s massive voice.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Soulful and heartbreaking collaboration between the amazing collective called Gotts Street Park and new singer Celeste, whose vocal range and emotional connection are sublime. This song is the opposite of flashy, with sparse, minimal accompaniment that is the perfect foil for Celeste's tender interpretation. Prepare to be stunned.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
From Young Galaxy's final EP Snow Leopard(the band has decided to go on indefinite hiatus), comes this throbbing midtempo dance track that is a fitting close to this band's wonderful output. They will be missed.