Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Ironically, the first song I pick to post in a long time is "Back, Baby" from a long time favorite Jessica Pratt. The mysterious songwriter with the Stevie Nicks "Landslide" delivery and early Marianne Faithful rasp-on-command, delivers a beautiful new track in "Back, Baby" - the lead track from her upcoming new album and Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again due Jan 27. Welcome back to Jessica Pratt, and to me, baby.
This is just a pure love-this-song post. Shamir is an exciting and infectious new artist singed to XL. His recent EP is solid cover to digital cover - and this new single is just genuine exuberence. Not sure album details - but for now, just grab this track (out now) and enjoy.
Easily one of the most exciting new artists making music - Texas-based Leon Bridges recalls the most genuine raw soul and classic melodies - taking you back to early Muscle Shoals (Percy Sledge or Arthur Alexander) and all the way through to the crystal voiced pop of Sam Cooke. Bridges has a bright future, and we can only hope we can be a part of it.
Continuing to bring you some essential new songs - we continue with the new track from long-time Swedish warriors The Amazing who's new tune "Picture You" while clocking in at a patience testing 9 minutes and 27 seconds - delivers in its languid melodies and intricate guitar work. Recalling vocal and instrumental influences direct from vintage Red House Painters, The Amazing's upcoming album Picture You is set for release Feb 17 from the lovely folks at Partisan.
Friday, October 31, 2014
- Baauer - One Touch Feat. AlunaGeorge & Rae Sremmurd
- Sound Remedy - Victory (Feat. Evvy) - Zella Day - “Hypnotic”
- Made In Heights - “Ghosts”
- Lion Babe - "Jump Hi (Feat. Childish Gambino)"
- Leon Bridges - “Better Man”
- Flume - “That Look (feat. George Maple)”
- Madeon - “Imperium”
- Diplo - “Everyday”
- Tourist - “Wait”
- Tove Styrke - “Borderline”
- Years And Years - “Desire”
- Peking Duk - “Take Me Over Feat. SAFIA”
- AlunaGeorge - “Supernatural”
- Gorgon City - “FTPA (Feat. Erik Hassle)”
Happy Halloween or some bullshit like that.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We like new exciting things. Mapei is just this and her debut album Hey Hey (streaming here on NPR) is delivering. After watching her bubble up on Hype Machine again and again with hits like "Don't Wait" and "Believe", we were waiting for the next move. A solid voice laid atop dope production techniques meld into what has become the common vernacular of "left-of-pop" displayed here. Magnus Lidehäll is a straight down the middle pop producer working with Britney Spears, Katy Perry and more, but cuts a different rug with Mapei.