Hello boys and girls and welcome to this week’s LRDC New Music Playlist. I’m going to shorten this post up as the past ones no doubt take you and me a ton of time to get through. Let’s do this.
Starting off we have some crazy chill new jams from Lewis Del Mar & Aquilo. The former comes from a duo out of NY and has been buzzing for a while leading up to a new EP coming out 1/15. Aquilo is no stranger to our site and his newest cut, entitled “Best of Us”, I think may be my favorite song he’s dropped yet! A bit more poppy, we have a single from Pete Yorn that was released last week that really stuck with me!
Getting a bit more raw, check out the track from Abi Reimold. In her entire album, she’s able to create the perfect unkempt sound that unfolds into a cohesive and incredibly honest album. Another returning artist to our list is Nap Eyes, who holds down the chill in “Lion in Chains” and reminds me a bit of Phosphorescent. While the next track may start off chill, it certainly builds into a straight banger. I heard this Grandtheft track on my commute on CBC Radio 3 and was so down for it, I didn’t have words.
Bibio showing up in strong, funky form this week with “Feeling” off his upcoming LP coming April. It’s been great hearing what this guy has been producing. If you want to hear one of his older tracks, make sure you check this out! Keeping up the vibes, this track from Stillhound called “Shy” isn’t necessarily new-new, but it’s freaking sick and will be stuck in your head for the next month, I promise you that. Going a bit darker, we see HÆLOS with another new track off of their upcoming release. They share a bit of the deep mysteriousness with Purity Ring and have oodles of synth textures that plays in and out with soft, luscious vocals.
Back again in strong form, we have a new song from Bishop, and it’s entrancing. Much like her past track “Wild Horses”, “River” surely delivers on the intensity and further establishes her as a small artist who is destined to stay around for a bit!
Los Angeles outfit, Harriet has a ton of great things going for them. They have a bit of a .fun vibe mixed with Passion Pit. These comparisons are completely genuine but they have a great new, yet not unfamiliar sound. I’m excite to see where these guys go! Also, I’m super excited for new music from a favorite of mine, Savoir Adore. This track has so much to it and at times it’s here and there yet it feels so intimate. ANNNND, another band I’m stoked to hear more of is Islands! After some radio silence for a couple years, they are getting ready to drop not one…but two albums!!! Who do they think they are? Beach House? I love it, and I’m so excited to get neck deep in all these new tracks!
Proving that moody, almost ambient, instrumental music is not boring, Explosions in the Sky has the equation all worked out. Complex and gripping, “Disintegration Anxiety” takes you on a journey with playful plucked notes & heavy, earth-shaking drums. It’s a masterpiece! These guys are a bit different and so is the last artist, Jessy Lanza, and she absolutely rocks it. It’s poppy, yet it’s experimental and a bit synthy. Signed to Hyperdub, Jessy has a similar sound to Grimes (a contemporary of hers) yet does it in a much more minimalistic fashion. This is the first track we have heard off of her upcoming release and I’d love to know what you think of it!
Thanks y’all and enjoy the rest of your week,