Friday, May 31, 2019

Jam of the Day: Herve Pagez, Diplo, & Charli XCX - "Spicy"

Herve Pagez, Diplo, & Charli XCX rework the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" in this super fun, buzzy track.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jam of the Day: Burial - "Claustro"

Burial returns after a two-year absence with a killer new single called "Claustro." It's dancier than his usual material but still retains his singular sound. It debuted on Mary Anne Hobbes' radio show. To listen to it, skip ahead to the 1:10:40 mark.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jam of the Day: Holiday Sidewinder - "Baby Oil"

If you like Robyn, Annie, and Little Boots, you will love Australian singer Holiday Sidewinder (which is her actual name). "Baby Oil" is pop perfection.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Jam of the Day: Hayden Thorpe - "Human Knot"

Hayden Thorpe, the former lead singer for art-pop band Wild Beasts, has released his first solo album, the gorgeous piano-led Diviner. One of my favorite tracks is the starkly beautiful "Human Knot," which focuses on Thorpe's haunting voice.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jam of the Day: HVOB - "Butter"

Austrian electronic duo HVOB veer headlong into Berghain-like techno on dramatic track "Butter." It is taken from their new album called Rocco.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jam of the Day: SAFE - "Wasteland"

Smooth R&B singer SAFE has just released his debut album STAY. It is full of atmospheric jams like "Wasteland."

Monday, May 20, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Jam of the Day: Interpol - "Real Life"

Interpol seems to have gotten their mojo back on new EP A Fine Mess. Spiky single "Real Life" goes back to basics.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jam of the Day: CUT_ - "Not Addicted to You"

Dutch electronic duo CUT_ release the bold synth-pop track "Not Addicted to You," from their album A Small Group of Individuals.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jam of the Day: Sandra Kolstad - "Catch-22"

Stunning single from Norwegian artist Sandra Kolstad's new album Burning Love. Her commanding voice stands out among a phalanx of rising synths.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ANOHNI with J. Ralph & Jade Bell - "KARMA"

ANOHNI lends her gorgeous vocals to this collaboration with J. Ralph, singing the poetry of Jade Bell. All proceeds from the track go to Bell’s non-profit foundation Jade’s KIDS.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Jam of the Day: HÆLOS - "Empty Skies"

British band HÆLOS have just released their remarkable sophomore record Any Random Kindness. It builds upon their initial trip-hop sound, making things more dense and organic. "Empty Skies" is a standout track with its drum patterns recalling Massive Attack's masterful song "Unfinished Sympathy." The band brings in their excellent use of harmonies all, of course, anchored by Lotti Benardout’s Valkyrie-like voice. It's a stunning achievement.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Jam of the Day: Drinker - "Fragment II"

Production duo Drinker has just released their stunning debut album Fragments. Moody single "Fragment II" is the centerpiece and one of the many highlights on the record.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jam of the Day: Big Thief - "Strange"

The brilliantly off-center pop/folk band Big Thief return with their best album yet, the grandly surreal U.F.O.F. "Strange" sounds like Joni Mitchell fronting a dream pop band. Their album is a treasure trove of riches. I keep finding something new each time.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jam of the Day: Chasms - "Deep Love Deep Pain"

LA duo Chasms returns with their new record The Mirage. They sound like a mix of Cocteau Twins and The xx, with a dash of Public Image Ltd.'s dub soundscapes thrown in for atmosphere. "Deep Love Deep Pain" is an evocative track that is a perfect embodiment of their sound.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Jam of the Day: Diplo ft. Tove Lo - "Win Win"

Diplo releases this new club banger featuring Tove Lo from his house-centric EP called Higher Ground.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Jam of the Day: Rhye - "Needed"

Rhye return with this haunting, and vaguely sinister new track called "Needed." Lyrics like "Why you look so fragile? Do I seem so bad?," hint at a darker under current, as the narrator implores his lover that all he wants is to be needed. The song was co-written with Dan Wilson of Semisonic.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Jam of the Day: The Ninth Wave - "Used to Be Yours"

Hypnotic goth pop song from Glasgow band The Ninth Wave. It is off their debut album Infancy. I love the rush of synths and guitars, and the heavenly harmonies of singers Haydn Park-Patterson and Millie Kidd.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Jam of the Day: Ex:Re - "The Dazzler"

Elena Tonra, the leader of British rock trio Daughter, has released her first solo record under the moniker Ex:Re. It's a somber record that chronicles a recent breakup she went through. "The Dazzler" details the loneliness and emptiness that can be experienced in a hotel room. Tonra lays down a minimal musical background, but punctuates the song with lots of odd electronics, strings, and treated guitar.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019