Chelsea Wolfe, “The Waves Have Come”. The original appears on her Pain Is Beauty LP, and this extraordinary excerpt is taken from Mark Pellington’s film Lone, which stars Ms. Wolfe. It is stirring and creative and powerful and beautiful. You can purchase the film now on a custom and very cool-looking USB here.
This September Joanna Gruesome and Trust Fund will release a 6-song split 12”, and "Jerome (Liar)" leads off Joanna Gruesome’s 3-song contribution to it. I could, and may, listen to this all day. Look for it to be released by Reeks of Effort and Athens, Georgia’s own HHBTM. The U.K. pre-order link is here, and the U.S. one here.
The track glides without resistance and the clip, directed by Alice Glenn, tells its story with restrained and non-literal sincerity. "Got It" is the most-recent single from Melbourne’s Martha Brown, a.k.a. Banoffee, and it’s taken from her new 5-track EP, available from August 22nd care of Two Bright Lakes and Remote Control Records.
Lindsay Powell has styled the new video for "REIGN" from her Fielded project with boundless creativity and imagination, and director Gabrielle Muller’s images are innovative and original. It provides the ideal backdrop for Ms. Powell’s visionary pop. Her Universally Handsome EP is due out on July 29th, and you can find a good deal more by visiting her Bandcamp.
Their songs move with unpremeditated elegance, so it makes perfect sense that Blessa’s new video for "Unfurl", directed by Jem Talbot of East City Films, should be a study of fluid variations. The wonderful Love Is An Evol Word EP is available now from Carmel Records and Generator.
Written with Romy Madley-Croft from the xx, "Share It All" is the newest chapter in Jessie Ware’sTough Love story, and it’s a seamless and untroubled meeting of their cloudless musical minds. Look for the album to be released sometime later this year. You aren’t likely to miss it.
The Dew Lasts an Hour is the absolutely wonderful title of the forthcoming record from Berlin-based Ballet School, and "LUX" is another of its glimmering jewels. By looking to so many genres, they’ve created one of their own. It will be released on September 8th/9th care of Bella Union, and you can pre-order the deluxe version of yours now. I love that there’s a track called “Pale Saint”.
Stylish Brooklyn duo EX COPS have announced the release of their second album, Daggers, and they’ve unveiled a new single, the muscular and dreamily melodic "Black Soap". It moves effortlessly, taking elements you’re familiar with and amplifying them. The album, whose executive producer is Billy Corgan, is due out from October 28th on Downtown Records and bound to make waves. Via Vogue.
Melbourne’s Jane Tyrrell is in the process of recording her debut album, and the excellent "Wild Waters" will be one of it’s tracks. What begins as a tranquil, moonlit sail turns stormy, and the drama is always controlled and understated. The song is available to download via iTunes Australia, and be on the lookout for her album when it’s released by Elefant Traks.
You can imagine it flowing from an RCA Hi-Fi console as blocks of sunlight creep across the floor and dust dances as sunlight streams. "Way to Be Loved" is the nostalgic and vibrant new single from Montréal’sTOPS, and it will appear on their next record, Picture You Staring. You can pre-order it now from the influential Arbutus Records, and it will be released on September 2nd.