Friday, June 28, 2019

Jam of the Day: Thom Yorke - ANIMA (short film)

This is a bit of an odd Jam of the Day, as it is a short film and not necessarily a single track. It has a pretty high pedigree. It was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (The Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood), cinematography from Darius Khondji (Se7en, The City of Lost Children) and choreographed by Damien Gilet (Suspiria). It's a beautiful piece of work that incorporates three pieces from Yorke's new record ANIMA: "Not the News," "Traffic," and "Dawn Chorus." You can watch it on Netflix.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jam of the Day: Thom Yorke - "Dawn Chorus"

Achingly beautiful song from Thom Yorke's just-released solo album ANIMA. It's a song that tries to imagine second chances but finds they are merely ashes blown in the wind. You can listen to the song here on Spotify.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jam of the Day: Caroline Polachek - "Door"

Former Chairlift singer Caroline Polacheck releases her first solo single, the absolutely gorgeous track "Door."

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jam of the Day: Friendly Fires - "Silhouettes"

From Friendly Fires; upcoming new record titled Inflorescent, "Silhouettes" is a candy-colored, euphoric pop single.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jam of the Day: Floating Points - "LesAlpx"

Floating Points, the electronic project of UK producer Sam Shepherd, throws down this throbbing slice of techno.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jam of the Day: BEA1991 - "Did You Feel Me Slip Away"

Dutch artist BEA1991 channels some early Sade realness on this sleek track. Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) plays bass on the song, which will be featured on her debut album Brand New Adult.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jam of the Day: Art School Girlfriend - "Diving"

Dreamy new single from Art School Girlfriend that touches on desire and anxiety. I love the way the synths quietly build to a dynamic conclusion.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Jam of the Day: Friendly Fires - "Lack of Love"

Friendly Fires amp up some dancefloor grooves on this loving cover of the House classic "Lack of Love" which was originally done by Charles B and Adonis.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jam of the Day: Flume ft. London Grammar - "Let Me Know"

Australian producer Flume marries his stuttering, warped electronics with London Grammar's striking vocals on this excellent collaboration.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jam of the Day: Clairo - "Bags"

Rostam produced single whose breezy, lackadaisical nature belies a haunting narrative about a relationship falling apart.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jam of the Day: Jay Som - "Superbike"

Jay Som (singer-songwriter Melina Mae Duterte) is set to release her second record, titled Anak Ko. The first single is the delightful song "Superbike," which moves effortlessly from Brit-pop, jangly guitars, to Cocteau Twin washes of sound, to a final shoegazy rave-up for the finale.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jam of the Day: Marina - "Life is Strange"

Formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, Marina returns (minus "the Diamonds") with a new double album called Love + Fear. "Life is Strange" is a dramatic, string-filled synth-pop number that focuses on Marina's expressive voice.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Jam of the Day: Japanese Breakfast - "Head Over Heels (Tears for Fears cover)"

Japanese Breakfast releases this tender cover of the Tears for Fears classic song "Head Over Heels." Proceeds from the single benefit the ACLU.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019