Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wolf Alice - "Smile"


Photo by Jordan Hemingway 

Wolf Alice is set to return with their new album Blue Weekend. The second single is the Smashing Pumpkins' Gish-era channeling "Smile." Pounding drums, deep bassline, and roaring guitars set the scene for singer Ellie Rowsell's voice that goes from a whisper to a scream.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

CHVRCHES - "He Said She Said"


CHVRCHES returns with their first new music since 2018. "He Said She Said" is a pounding synthpop track that tackles the stupidity of mansplaining. It's a killer return.

 

Monday, April 19, 2021

The Armed - "ALL FUTURES"


Detroit hardcore collective The Armed have come out with their latest, brilliant record called ULTRAPOP. The album, while being hardcore, also incorporates an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink ethos, merging hardcore, rock, synthpop, electronics, and even their approximation of pop. "ALL FUTURES" is an intense track, but beneath all the goings-on is a killer pop hook. Highly recommended.

Friday, April 16, 2021

K/DA ft. Madison Beers & Kim Petras - "VILLAIN"


Virtual K-pop group K/DA is joined by Madison Beers and Kim Petras on this Rihanna-like track that is just a lot of fun.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

SOHN - "Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley Cover)"


 The venerable 4AD label recently released a 40th-anniversary collection of cover songs from their inimitable back catalog, performed by current 4AD signees. British electronic producer/singer SOHN tackles folk singer Tim Buckley's majesterial classic "Song to the Siren" which, probably even more famously, was covered by This Mortal Coil, sung by Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser. With these versions casting a large show over him, SOHN is more than up for the task. His forlorn vocals bring gravitas and emotion over a stirringly atmospheric instrumental backing.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Doja Cat Ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More"


Doja Cat teams up with SZA for this fun, flirty, and breezy track. They play off each other very well. This should be a huge summer hit.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

LoneLady - "(There Is) No Logic"

LoneLady (a.k.a. Julie Campbell) releases a funky, electro track called "(There Is) No Logic" which combines brittle drum machines, chopped up vocals, and a funky bass line. It is quite infectious.