Monday, 26 January
Vintage-sounding blue-eyed soul from a new solo artist picked as one to watch by Pitchfork, Time, Fader, Stereogum. In his own words: "I didn’t listen to any 70′s music when I was young or even until I heard it’s what people thought my music most sounded like. When I was younger I listened to things like the Fugees and Aretha, along with all the other radio hits of the time. My favorite song was ‘give me one reason’ by Tracy Chapman, I remember going to listen to it in the vegetable section at the grocery store because they played it all the time and I didn’t have it on tape u… Read more
Heart-strung shoegaze pop shimmer from Greece's Keep Shelley In Athens. Danish producer Tomas Barfod contributes a slower, swaying remix for romantic dancefloors.
Chaz Bundick reverts from Les Sins back to sun-drenched indie-pop as Toro Y Moi with the title tracks taken from his 'Empty Nesters' album.
Leading up to his 'Notes' album, Johan Agebjørn meets Paper Bag label-mates Young Galaxy amidst the romantic, Gallic atmospheres of 'You Passed Through'. Canadian dream-pop duo Memoryhouse condense and furnish the same elements with a rustling march rhythm for a more succinct pop effect.
Sunday, 25 January
Friday, 23 January
Ok, this is more like it - a crackshot slab from the crackpot producer putting his computer controlled acoustic orchestra thru its paces. As promised or alluded to in various interviews around last year's 'Syro' LP, he's done a proper Pierre (Bastien, Henry, Schaeffer) and manufactured a whole mechanical band of things that hit other things - mainly pianos, drums and gongs - to make a very pleasing sound indeed. It's the sound of an artist exerting optimal control over his instruments but allowing for, or even cultivating the natural infidelities of sy… Read more