Entries by Jason Adams

[PREMIERE] Quiet Domino – “Mystery Cup”

It’s easy to slap a Thom Yorke comparison on any left-leaning electronic song with falsetto male vocals, but “Mystery Cup” is much more than another copycat track indebted to King Of Limbs. A unique skittering percussion loop keeps things active even at the most minimal moments, but manages to never interfere with Quiet Domino’s voice as […]

Riah – “Prom” // Art: Julie Gautier

Visual art above by Julie Gautier [via] “Prom” is an apt title for a song that channels muted pastels, magenta lights from above, and slowdances where neither partner is quite sure of themselves. Riah’s insistent chorus of “Don’t wanna call, but I’m thinking bout you” is the perfect blend of teenage maturity and melancholy. Best […]

Koresma, Feverkin, Sendai Mike – “Bluff” // Art: Michelle Kingdom

Visual art above by Michelle Kingdom [via] In the last minute of “Bluff”, we get vague outlines of a string section that might have been, and it’s a moment where the outline makes a much bigger impact than the full element would. Complete with a smoldering bassline, this three-way collaboration is a perfect accompaniment for […]

ELOHIM – “Hallucinating” // Art: César Pelizer

Visual art above by César Pelizer [via] It’s time to pack away your coats and scarves, because ELOHIM has released her new album and it contains this undeniable summertime jam. From the surf guitar to the mariachi brass, if you aren’t poolside when this song comes on, you’ll want to be. Just don’t slip as […]

Inspired & the Sleep – “First Time” // Art: Lisa Lloyd

Visual art above by Lisa Lloyd [via] “First Time” is a straight-forward song – light guitar chugs follow the constant bass and simple drum pattern – but the lack of complicated instrumentation leaves lots of space for the earnest voice and the big payoff of the chorus. It’s the rare pop song that feels familiar […]

Erki Pärnoja – “Leva” // Art: Hedvig Jenning

Visual art above by Hedvig Jenning [via] With a beginning that could have been written by Sigur Rós, a middle that could be a Warpaint song, and a ripping finale that sounds indebted to Jack White, Erki Pärnoja covers a lot of ground in “Leva”. But despite these three very different musical touchpoints, the song […]

Superheart – “Satellite” // Art: Refik Anadol

Visual art above by Refik Anadol [via] Superheart is one of our recent favorites and they deliver again. Superheart describes themselves as “dreamy underwater anti-gravity flying music”, and they check every one of those boxes on “Satellite”. The song doesn’t so much play as it floats, buoyed along by bottomless synths, airy guitar passages, and […]