Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Guys, we have the Labor Day holiday coming up and what sounds better than a break from work to just chill out for three days? Well, we have the perfect playlist for you to chill the eff out this weekend! We have all new music coming from some of my favorite buzzbands from the past few years with UK’s Chad Valley and Quebec’s Majical Cloudz and one from my not-so-favorite buzzband, FKA Twigs. That last comment aside, FKA Twigs‘ new track “In Time” ebbs and flows so seamlessly, you’d think it was multiple songs. Other strong showings on this playlist include a new favorite of mine by electro-indie duo, GEMS, called “Living as a Ghost”. Give this track a listen and you’ll be hooked instantly. Could this group be the next CHVRCHES, and sweep the world by storm? I think they show such potential here, and I’m stoked to see what else they have to offer when their full-length is out on Oct 30th (on Carpark Records). Honorable mentions on the list are YACHT with a new witty new song called “I Thought the Future Would be Cooler” and a SIIIICK, disco remix of Hot Chip’s “Started Right” by Joe Goddard.
I hope y’all enjoy!
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
It’s that time of the week again! New music y’all! Here’s another solid hour of music to get you through your week. We see some strong showings from Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture with the dreamy, M83esque “Pray For Rain” and the Duke Dumont’s funky house anthem “Ocean Drive”. Since Tame Impala basically blew up 2015 with the release of “Currents,” I’ve included my favorite track from the album, “Eventually.” New music has been popping up from a couple bands we haven’t heard from in a while as well, so to cover that, we have new tracks from Silversun Pickups, Small Black, and Beach House. All of these are strong showings and prove to not disappoint.
Stay tuned in to Le Rez for the eventual return of Los Angeleno quintetet Local Natives who have been hinting to new music coming soon with some time being spent in Thailand writing and back in Los Angeles recording. As a HUGE Local Natives fan, I’m beyond excited to hear a follow up to 2013’s Hummingbird!
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Hey you…yeah, YOU! You like music, right? You probably like new music as well! Well, you’re in luck. I’m embarking to try and curate short, digestible new music playlists to get you through your week. This week I have some great new music from the likes of Hot Chip (currently rocking it with their new album “Why Make Sense?”) and CHVRCHES who is planning on releasing their next LP next month (GET STOKED). There’s a little bit of pop, a little bit of weird, and a whole lot of new included on this list, so give it a run through and let me know what your favorite track is. I’m just going to get the ball rolling and say that my favorite on here is BAIO’s (Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend) “Sister of Pearl,”
Ready. Set. GO!