"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.
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.
Hong Kong-born producer and Yale Student Sunik Kim is Beat Culture, and he’s teamed up with Brooklyn’s Psychic Twin to record the spectral, dizzying and dazzling "Drifter". The track is taut and tough, and the melody emanates from behind a veil. The Drifter b/w Shibuya single will be released on January 21st both digitally and on 7” from B3SCI Records.
The always excellent Laura Groves has covered the Paul McCartney classic "Waterfalls", and it sounds like a fulfilling fairytale, and her own. The video was directed by Laura Coulson, and shot in blue-rosed hues. Find this on the Pun for Cover compilation, available now from DEEK Recordings.
Kaleidoscopic both musically and visually, "Flowers" is a new single and video from Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance and his new project bEEdEEgEE. Featuring the vocals of Lovefoxxx from CSS, it’s a wild, very creative ride with a vintage electronic sound and a love of adventure. The new LP is called SUM/ONE, out now on 4AD. Via Vogue.
Brooklyn’s suave French Horn Rebellion have fused with Brooklyn’s sophisticated Savoir Adore to create "The Fire", a well-groomed and very cool new song. It sounds like wearing your favorite sweater with a short skirt. You can grab a free download of it now.
Mereki’s crystal-clear and altogether excellent single "Blue Lake" now has a video, directed by Ariane Stewart and the artist herself. Its cloudless D.I.Y. glamour is a very cool reminder of this refreshing and very cool track. The single is available to download now.