On October 30, Matador will release Teens of Style, the latest from Will Toledo's Car Seat Headrest project. In advance of the LP, you can check out the lyric video for "Times to Die," another fine example of Toledo's ability to pen downbeat anthems that are wryly funny yet riddled with crippling anxieties.
Premiere: Sin Fang Mixtape (Iceland Airwaves Edition)
Oct 06, 2015
On Nov 4 Under the Radar is jetting off to Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves. (This year Father John Misty, John Grant, and Hot Chip are gracing the festival stages, so color us excited.) As per our tradition, we’re revving up our mixtape series to feature just a few of the many artists we’re excited about seeing at the event.
Our first tape comes from Iceland native Sin Fang, who combines Robyn, David Bowie, Arthur Russell, TLC and more to great effect. Listen to the expermental troubadour's eclectic mix below. If you’re joining us on our Icelandic adventure, you can grab all the festival info you might need here.
Fuzz-pop dreamers Kid Wave have shared a video for "I'm Trying to Break Your Heart." Below, you can check out the moody clip, which is full of lovelorn, beachside imagery. The track was taken from the full-length Wonderlust, which is out now on Heavenly.
Earlier this month, Airbird & Napolian (a.k.a. Joel Ford and Ian Evans) shared the "J.Park." Now they've followed-up that single with "Only You," another spaced-out cut blending fractured vocal samples, aerial synths, and lurching beats. Listen below. Both tracks were taken from the upcoming Mr. Foolish, which is due this November on Cascine.
“Good To You Again” MP3 Stream
Oct 01, 2015
IKO Chérie (Marie Merlet, formerly of Monade) has shared "Good To You Again," a single from her forthcoming solo debut Dreaming On. The single plays like vintage yé-yé pop that's been slowed, elongated, then glazed with layers of honeyed atmosphere. Stream/download the track below. Dreaming On is due out October 16 on Elefant.
Though he hails from New Zealand, singer/songwriter Marlon Williams surely knows his way around the Anthology of American Folk Music series, not to mention the New Weird American canon. Williams' "Strange Things" finds a middle ground somewhere between Grizzly Bear's creepy choirboy act and a story song straight from the Dust Bowl. Below, you can check out the song, which was taken from a forthcoming self-titled LP due out February 2016 on Dead Oceans.
In advance of the forthcoming full-length Rest in Paradise, L.A. duo Kisses has offered up the slinky disco-pop cut "Jam." Listen to the succinctly (but aptly) titled track below. Rest in Paradise is set for an October 9 release on Hit City USA & Rallye.
Following their Keep Shelly in Athens collaboration, Greece's Ocean Hope have made their proper debut with the aqueous pop statement "By Your Side." Spectral yet ultimately uplifting, the single is wholly reverent of 4AD's ethereal halcyon days. The track was taken from the Chamber Dreams EP, which is out November 13 on Hush Hush.