Monday, November 23, 2020

Empress Of - "Broken"


 Empress Of contributes this brooding alt-pop track to the upcoming Lord of the Flies meets Lost television series The Wilds which premieres on Prime in December.



Friday, November 20, 2020

James Blake - "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face"


 James Blake is masterful at picking the best songs to cover.  Here is a live performance of him singing the Ewan MacCall written song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," made popular by the incomparable Roberta Flack.  Blake's voice is hauntingly beautiful.



Thursday, November 19, 2020

Litany - "Uh-huh"


 Litany (Beth Cornell) releases her latest single "Uh-huh," a really fun alt-pop song about the joys of sex.  



Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Molchat Doma - "Lubit' I Vypolnyat"


 Belarusian coldwave/goth band Molchat Doma unexpectedly became an Internet/social media sensation when their song  “Судно (Sudno),” from their 2018 album Этажи, became the subject of over 100,000 TikToks.  They have just released their new album Monument.  I really love the closing song "Lubit' I Vypolnyat" which marries New Order esque basslines, brittle early-Cure guitars, and singer Egor Shkutko’s deep baritone which channels Ian Curtis at his most heartfelt.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tiny Deaths - "Extra Life"

On her lovely EP If I Am Dreaming, Tiny Deaths (Claire de Lune) turn inwards in a collection of songs that deal with letting go of toxicity in your life and becoming a freer person.  I love the dream-pop of "Extra Life" with its subtle synths and pianos and the booming drums on the chorus.  If you are a fan of Purity Ring, Beach House, and Phantogram, you will love Tiny Deaths.


 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Benee Ft. Grimes - "Sheesh"


 New Zealand alt-pop singer Benee is making huge waves with her debut album Hey u x.  One of the standout tracks is "Sheesh," a spacy collaboration with Grimes which hovers back and forth between rave-keyboard stabs and a fluttery drum n bass beat.  



Friday, November 13, 2020

Billie Eilish - "Therefore I Am"


 Billie Eilish returns with her throbbing new single "Therefore I Am."  The fun video finds her cavorting around a deserted mall.