MΔDRID - Ima Work
Even those of us with amateur swag can do work to this one, so vogue it up and get down with the get down to MΔDRID’s “Ima Work.”
Anthony Ellect - Debt
…I was immediately captured by his poignant beats and rumbling bass. Semi-shrill vocal samples are scattered over breathing bass-lines as Anthony confidently plays with both speed and space.
Disclosure - Boiling
…a sultry house number featuring the alluring vocals from fellow Brit Sinead Harnett and synthesizes milky and progressive elements!
Florish Fill - Swimmer
swimming swimming stroke
breathing breathing just don’t choke
i lose this, i’m dead
The Spyrals - Lonely Eyes
These 3 dudes are taking the old city sound of San Francisco, from where they hail and adding about 3 sticks of butter and a gallon of cream to make it oh so thick.
Boy Friend - The Lair (Alex DeGroot Remix)
Before, under a shroud of reverb, the chorus felt one impatient glance away from calling it quits on life: All I ask is are you ready to go? What are you waiting for?
Bam Spacey - Taigan
Like Michael Jackson meeting Frank Sinatra, you’re unsure if it should happen but when it does it’s a beautiful thing.
Lace Curtains - High Fantasy
Still sounds kind of like the soundtrack to kids jumping on the bed playing tennis rackets like guitars, just with more grown-up sentiment (“you were right / i was wrong / i didn’t mean to turn your pain into a song.”)
Ghost Loft - Seconds
Here’s a new one, just as whitelightning as the last.
Poor Spirits - Mellow
The drums are notably raw and I like it.
Old Bricks - Anthem
It’s getting closer to being summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, but there’s still bound to be some not-so-sunny days somewhere on Earth. When those happen, City Lights will be there to hear you out— regardless of whether you’re driving through the night to get to Vegas, suddenly to find yourself detoured by the most amazing sparkling desert ever.
Field Dress - Fingernails
Songwriter Brent Sluder tells me this is a “weird, summery optimistic song for us poor saps who suffer the burden of dreams (creative people) all year round.”
Friendzone - I Miss Y’all
The intimately delicate sounds of the Bay Area production duo, Friendzone, are the type of sounds that you might hear in your dreams late at night.
Ditt Inre - Månljus (saknad)
Neither did it surprise us that they are a duo of few words: with one foot in the future and one foot in the grave, and a time machine set back to 2008.
Marble Lion - Foliage
Maybe it’s the snare that comes in a bit later, or a combination of the song’s glockenspiel melody + unclear vocals that join the track, but it actually might be the tracklisting, itself, that truly ascends the song and EP for me.
Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
A new summer song. I’ll need to take a few more listens to digest, but I love that he has perfected this revived, 80s synth-pop sound.
Wildcat! Wildcat! - Mr. Quiche
it’s the kind of song that makes you want to run to the beat of your own drum..
Liquid Skulls - Mutt
There is a distinct and dark aroma surrounding the latest Liquid Skulls single. Much like its name would suggest, “Mutt” is a motley beast that lurks somewhere in the blackness just beyond the tree line.
Cavalanche - Red Mama
Here’s some lush, California dream pop for your Thursday afternoon.