St. Vincent - Black Rainbow
throwback. i love annie.
Kimbra - Love in High Places
The Golden Echo has been a pretty poppy affair so far, but this particular track, featuring bassist Thundercat, has that right amount of groove and production touches (particularly those light synths that remind me of TOKiMONSTA’s Creature Dreams). Kimbra’s sounding a lot like Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm here.
Death Valley Girls - No Reason
If you’re in Echo Park tonight, do not miss this band. This cassette is mental!
Twin Peaks - I Found A New Way
Off of Wild Onion. Favorite band at the moment. This album destroys. Like Iggy Pop & the Stooges meets Donovan.
Adult Jazz - Am Gone
On “Am Gone,” [the second track off Gist Is], Leeds quartet Adult Jazz sounds like a smoother, sleeker answer to Dirty Projectors — quirky and disjointed, yet somehow gliding gracefully through the air. There are slight bluesy and jazzy undercurrents, but at the core is burning-heart songwriting. It sounds as if all the jerks and quivers are ways for the band to work out its neuroses. This is a hell of a song, understated and powerful.
Jeremiah Jae - The Heat
Off of the Good Times mixtape. Feelin’ the LA heat right now, “thinkin’ life’s sweeter than a churro”.
Summer Twins - Forget Me
Off of 2013’s Forget Me EP on Burger Records. Riding that mid-July high.
New Sound I’m working on, trying to produce everything from scratch. XX female producing what up!
Sampha - Without
Off of 2013’s Dual EP. Tonight, tomorrow.
Tirzah & Micachu - I’m Not Dancing
Tirzah is a singer from the UK, singing in this track on top of a Micachu (from indie pop band Micachu & the Shapes) production. It’s weird, yet strangely addictive.
Machinedrum - Want Me
Following Giorgio Moroder’s track, Machinedrum drops an Adult Swim Single.
Machinedrum - Hazel Ash
Eventually I’ll start posting rock music. Maybe. But for now, this kinda of stuff brings me a lot of joy. New tune from Machinedrum, w/ vocals from Brandy(?).