Packed with ideas but always one cohesive statement, "Black Scorpio" is the new single from London producer TĀLĀ. It’s a burst of energy, a blurred sprint — you’ll catch your breath when it ends and watch it explode past again. This will appear on a forthcoming EP, and her The Duchess EP is available now digitally via iTunes.
It’s innovative yet comforting, taking your ears on an unexpected trip by using identifiable elements in new ways. "OOO AAA" is the new single from San Francisco’s CATHEDRALS, and its dark, almost Gothic textures are deep, complex and sumptuous. Their self-titled debut EP, released on September 8th, is sure to be a good one, and you can pre-order it now from Neon Gold Records.
Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis are Peaking Lights, and they’ve released a new single, "Breakdown", and announced the release of their new album, Cosmic Logic. This sounds like the Summer you might have had, or one you’ll look forward to next year. The album will be released by Weird World on October 6th/7th, and you can pre-order it now.
Imogen Heap, “Entanglement”. Filmed by Ms. Heap’s partner filmmaker Michael Lebor, the video is unadorned and intimate, while the song, taken from her new album Sparks, is a place to feel safe and calm. The album arrives on August 18th, and she will perform this track live for the first time on August 24th at Reverb at London’s Roundhouse, a festival that she curates.
The Morning Birds are a band from Idyllwild, California, located high in the San Jacinto Mountains, and this week they’ve released their Bloom EP. For it, they asked some of their favorite DJs to remix the title track using their favorite season as their inspiration. The mysterious Dimond Saints re-imagined the track for Summer’s fading light, and the result is "Indian Summer Bloom (Dimond Saints Remix)". The video, appearing here for the first time, was produced by the Frazier Drake photography team, and features time-lapse footage taken in the band’s Idyllwild hometown. You can buy the Bloom EP, as well as a bookmark with the phases of the moon and sun, right here.
18+ formed in 2011 and remained anonymous until 2013, when they began playing shows throughout Europe, including the Venice Biennale. Their tremendous new single "Crow" is seductive and confrontational, multi-textured and spellbinding. The Crow / Horn 7” is their first commercial release, and you can get it from Houndstooth now. Via Dazed Digital.
Its jazzy elements fuse with a light, soulful and joyous melody and it sounds carefree and warm. "Paradise" is another untroubled and groove-laden track from Sinead Harnett, casual but polished and ready to go out. Find this on her forthcoming N.O.W. EP, released on August 31st by 333 Records.
Salt Cathedral arrived in Brooklyn by way of Colombia, and their new single "Holy Soul" skims the water effortlessly, barely rippling its glassy surface. OOM VELT is the name of their new record, available digitally from August 25th, with vinyl shipping on or around September 10th, and that can be found here.
They were until recently Wildest Dreams, but now Londoners Zoe Mead and Holly Mullineaux have rechristened themselves Wyldest, and they’ve released a delicately-resonant new single called "Wanders". There’s more than a splash of soul in this dreamy, meandering and inviting river. The pair are working on a debut EP, and you can stream their previous track “Dark Matter” via Soundcloud. Via TLOBF.
Idris Vicuña, a.k.a. Eyedress, is a visionary producer from the Philippines, and on "Would You Do the Same for Me" he’s joined by Alyana Cabral, whose voice streams a golden sunlight. It’s immediate, spontaneous, and very sweet. You can stream his recently-released Egyptian Night Club EP here.