Here Sharon Van Etten plays "Every Time the Sun Comes Up" from her Are We There album live on David Letterman, sounding sadly beautiful. The album is out now on Jagjaguwar. Have a great weekend, everyone…
Featuring contributions from members of Warpaint and Roxy Music, "Limitless" is a streamlined and intoxicating new single from Australian singer and songwriter Megan Washington. It’s produced exquisitely, and it sounds as natural as rushing blood. Her new album will be entitled There There, and it’s due out on September 12th. Via The Line of Best Fit.
"Secret" is a sizzling new single from Los Angeles-based Chelsea Lankes, which sounds destined for huge speakers and lots of playlists. It will also provide you with a heartwarming memory of this quickly-vanishing Summer. You can download this for free via the above link.
Birmingham, Alabama-born Orenda Fink will release a new album called Blue Dream on August 19th, and "Holy Holy" is our second peacefully-fleeting glimpse of it. It’s a reassuring and open-hearted song — it sounds like she’s sharing something. You can pre-order a copy on CD, LP or limited-edition colored LP from Saddle Creek now.
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.