Savage Sister, “tealtongues”. Let the hours pass watching the snow fall. Or, better still, close your eyes and imagine it. When it ends you’ll have something to cherish. Their self-titled album is available now.
"We’ll Never Be Afraid" is the magnetic new single from Parisians Bois Noirs, and it sounds cool, like the moon is. It’s a sparklingly-polished fusion of sound and vision. Michaël Mitz directed the enigmatically-magical video, and you can listen to more of their music at their Soundcloud.
Langorous, ultramodern late-night jazz with plenty of space for your imagination, "Overdone" is a sparse, alchemistic and seductive track from XXYYXX, and it features the caramel voice of Anneka. The video is starkly lit, creatively editied, and directed by Can Eren for EHEMM. There’s so much more of this to be found at their Bandcamp.
London duo KALEIDA have revealed a second track called "Tropea", a series of electronic swells that rise and fall with powerfully-gentle variations. Underneath the waves there’s a powerful current: irresistible pop music with broad appeal. Dip your toe in — you’ll stay all day. Via The Line of Best Fit.
Shoegaze is stamped on some hearts — if you close your eyes you can see the sound when you want to get away. "Lights" by Bristol’s The Fauns is a beautifully-transformative example of sounds you love to see. Bristol’s Invada has released an exclusive digital edition of their Lights LP featuring bonus Record Store Day tracks. You can buy that here.
Balancing density and translucence, Warpaint’s “Biggy” is the second song they’ve shared from the forthcoming record. It sounds like a newly-discovered element. It’s starting to feel like the wait will be very much rewarded. You can pre-order the new album Warpaint, which will be out on January 20th.
Zia Anger has directed a video for "Forgiven/Forgotten", Angel Olsen’s incendiary new song, and it’s amazing. It looks and sounds like it was important to the people who made it, and that they loved doing it. Her new LP will be called Burn Your Fire for No Witness, and it will arrive on February 18th from Jagjaguwar.
No distractions, just a rich, honey-coated, and very beautiful voice, confidence and talent. This is "Worst Part" by Toronto’s STACEY, and she’s produced something that sounds timeless and classic. This is a very exciting first step. Her self-titled EP is out now.
Clean Bandit filmed the video for their new single in Tokyo, and it tells a hallucinatory story that’s great fun to watch. The song’s called "Rather Be", and it features the soulful singing of Jess Glynne. It’s slick, reassuringly tuneful, and available to download now.
"The Good Life" is a phosphorescent and welcoming single from Elizabeth Rose, a singer, songwriter and producer from Sydney, New South Wales. It’s the sound of a twinkling satellite. Lie on your back and watch it pass. The single is available now digitally.