February 24th, 2014

World Tour - Surreal

World Tour have come down from the snowy peaks with something golden. Ever since I first listened to some World Tour demos almost three years ago I knew I’d never stop pining for more. Over a year since their last single ‘Forever Tonight’, the Swedish three-piece is back with a lush pop gem, ‘Surreal’—and it is just that; the dark winter sky, brimming with stars, falling down. I can feel it.

February 12th, 2014

Yumi Zouma - The Brae

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Christchurch/Paris/New York-based band Yumi Zouma released their debut EP yesterday on Cascine. Four tracks deep, the first glimpse from the three Kiwis has been on repeat all day. They craft the sort of infectiously smooth pop gems that stretch the days and melt the snow outside. Listen to the whole release and Wild Nothing’s remix of ‘A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers’ below.

November 25th, 2013

Champions League - Ebiza

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French duo Champions League brings back that Air France vibe just as the days are beginning to freeze over. While the rays hardly climb above the horizon, Champions league’s sun-drenched vocals and big beats seem the remedy to these frosted blues. As direct a homage as you’ll find, the duo’s latest single “Ebiza” brims with balearic beats and shimmering synths. Out via (The Tough Alliance-inspired) French label 25 Years & Running, the song is the pair’s fourth single— listen to them all over at their soundcloud.

November 7th, 2013

Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry

The wonderful Jordan Lee gathered some friends for the loveliest impromptu backyard session in Jamaica Plain, Boston with Allston Pudding. His latest record Love’s Crushing Diamond is simply flawless and after seeing him play in various basements and living rooms around Boston and Brooklyn over the past few years I’m so excited to see him finally get the recognition he deserves— not only for his talent and music, but also his kindness, enthusiasm, and undeniable status as a chill-bro.

September 11th, 2013

Heavenly Beat • Honest

Jorge Peña (formerly of Beach Fossils) is back with ‘Honest’— our most recent glimpse at Prominence, the sophomore album from his Heavenly Beat project, which is set to drop next month on Captured Tracks.

"How bad does it seem? You’ll have to be honest."

June 27th, 2013

Selebrities - Born Killers (Spanish Version)

Brooklyn-based four-piece Selebrities are back with their second full-length Lovely Things, following up 2011’s Delusions. The wonderfully romantic, 80s-infused album is out now on Cascine. Today, Selebrities released an alternate version of their track ‘Born Killers’ off the LP. The band’s vocalist Maria Usbeck goes back to her Ecuadorian roots— delivering a swoon-worthy, spanish new wave ballad b-side.

tan felices y contentos

April 9th, 2013

Postiljonen - Supreme

Swedish/Norwegian trio Postiljonen, a staple as of always, returns with their latest single ‘Supreme’. Following up on their last release ‘How Will I Know/All That We Had Is Lost,’ they’ve continued to move away from the slow and brooding nature of some their earliest songs like ‘Vi var en gang’ and ‘Skyer’ in favor of bigger beats. I couldn’t be happier— Postiljonen take it one step closer to that sun-soaked, Air France/Southern Shores/Korallreven irresistibility with this latest jam. Look out for a lush debut album from this crew in the near future.

Good times on the rise.

March 27th, 2013

cry guy - nike, goddess of victory

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Boston-based duo cry guy released their debut EP earlier this month. A soft blend of the sort of beats and bloops that characterize Cameron’s other project Little Spoon and his friend Virginia’s often-ethereal vocals, ‘tears of whatever' houses five alluring, slow-burning pop tunes. I'm already looking forward to hearing what these two will conjure up next.

until then, big love from bosstown. 

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February 27th, 2013

the bilinda butchers - the lovers’ suicide!

San Francisco-based dream-pop duo The Bilinda Butchers have emerged with their latest single ‘the lovers’ suicide’ which will debut march 5th with b-side ‘love so estranged’ as a 7” on BEKO and CD on Zoom Lens. The title track pulses with the sort of the jangly guitars riffs that I’ve come to expect from Michal and Adam alongside a driven drum base while ‘love so estranged’ offers something a bit different— a dreamy wash of synths and airy, vulnerable vocals that begins with birds chirping and builds throughout. This is not last time we’ll hear from these two this year— though they say that their "future plans are shrouded in mist," they’re planning a tour for later this year and are working on their first full length, following up their two EPs goodbyes (2012) and regret, love, guilt, dreams (2011). 

February 15th, 2013

Floridas - somewhere else

Take me anywhere.

Victoria, Canada’s Tayler Thompson is producing some hypnotic tropical getaways under the name FloridasLittle drops of water drip down from the roof— the snow is starting to melt. I know these late-afternoon rays can often be deceptive but this feeling is pure. Spring feels closer than ever. Sunglasses on, I’m soaking it up with Floridas’ first two sun-drenched tracks. Keep an eye on the horizon & maybe we’ll see new things from this project when spring finally arrives.

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