Sandro Perri - Love & Light
Infused with a slight hint of samba and tropical infused fog.
Temples - II
…built around glistening rhythms and crystalline, shimmering textures of chimes and synth pads, faithful, classicist dance music just as it was meant to be.
Yung Life - Isn’t This
[Yung Life] have a certain knack for melody that feels like they walk around their yard and just pluck it from heavy-laden fruit trees. Succulent.
Kindness - House
There is a slow-tender-minimalistic side to this song that really hits the inner’eds more so than vibin’ next to a large speaker during a song that could posses “drops”. The tones that come from the piano and the syncopated synth that comes in seem to hit my ears and travel to my toes tingling everything along the way.
LLLL – Drowned Fish
the sky-gazing purity of LLLL is nothing but impressive with its beat loaded production and highly pitched vocals.
Believers - Foward Forward Back
Their sound reminds me of “Wild Beasts goes to Bali”.
Frederic Robinson - Roadtrip
On “Roadtrip”, Robinson again mystifies his listeners with an otherworldly beat structure that requires intense concentration to navigate the twists and turns of the rhythmic flow.
Tours - Grand Lux
I listened to this yesterday as I made my first summer beach trip. Walking along the sand, as the waves periodically crashed up over my feet, and then back down. Grand Lux is a perfect soundtrack to that scene.
Onuinu - Happy Home
This Portland group has swept off the technicolor dance floor to strut their stuff. Calling to the dance floor Crazy-legs Magoo, Lanky Leroy, Bobbin’ Bob and Richard Shifty to grease up their hip joints to relive their glory days.
Night Manager - Broke Haircut
Inventive melodies are tough to do because it’s like walking the knife edge of cheesy sheesh and awkward - fall just a little to one side and yr cooked. This one from Brooklyn, however, skates that razor all the way to the end of the rail. Quirky, odd, but perfectly executed.
Pure Bathing Culture – Silver Shore’s Lake
As a little peak of what to expect from next week’s release, listen and download the newly recorded and mastered version of “Silver Shore’s Lake” below.
Anenon - This is What I Meant
Into the picture postcards we disappear. “This is What I Meant” when I said getaway.
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.”)