Anoraak’s new song proves what we’ve known for a long time – his music makes the most epic soundtracks. And to prove it, the official video for “Last Call” plays like the introductory to a massive blockbuster about warriors, champions, virtual reality, and the neon hyperreality of Japan. Anoraak gives it all a space disco stomp, with retro-synthy goodness worthy of the biggest names in Hollywood. Player One, Ready…Fight!
RegularÂ readersÂ know that DYAN absolutely stole my heart last year with their stunning and immensely repeatable debut album Looking For Knives. Now, after great press from NPR,Â Billboard, Kick Kick Snare, & Indie Shuffle, (plus over a million Spotify plays of the album’s title track) it seems the rest of the world is taking proper notice! Today DYAN returns with their first video from new single “Of Love”, the tender and stripped back sleeper favorite from Looking For Knives. The video is a fantastic pairing to the music as it takes us on a visual adventure high above the frozen earth below. As if watching the world we live in through a lens of either hazy memories or wistful longing. It’s never quite clear with DYAN. That why it’s so perfect.
Los Angeles, come see DYAN at School Night this Monday! Details below. RSVP for free entrance here.
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Move too fast and you might miss it. Like a stunning sunset reflected in a rain puddle, you may miss the beauty in Esbie Fonte’s “Pools” if you aren’t paying attention. If you aren’t keeping your eyes and heart open to the tender voice singing to you from the other side of the water. So slow down this Friday. Breathe deep and soak this in. The weekend will come soon enough. For right now there is “Pools”.
Of the song, Esbie says:
Written in Cornwall, England on a rainy night, â€œPools,â€ confronts the very genuine love of someone residing many miles away in America. The â€œsomeoneâ€ in the song is a childhood love who lingers painfully into the present.
“Poolsâ€ was recorded in Fonte’s home city, San Francisco, California – vocals in Fonte’s apartment closet vocal booth, and piano on a Steinway at Hyde Street Studios. A field recording of children splashing around in water is layered with various analog sounding synths reminiscent of a vintage record. Esbie elaborates:
The video is shot around Los Angeles and Laguna Beach capturing a down-tempo and cinematic atmosphere filled with symbolism of universally relatable feelings â€“ feeling trapped and hopeless, but eventually breaking free, letting go, and as the video showcases, literally emerging from the â€œPoolsâ€ of oneâ€™s own confines.
It’s a big week for Fort Lean! Their album Quiet Day is finally out in Europe! And they dropped a video for “New Hobbies” (below). AND they have 2 brand new tracks out! “Easily” is on heavy rotation around here with it’s laid back grind/groove fitting perfectly with this Summer sun sitting outside my window. The more I listen, the more I want to get outside! But then I watch the “New Hobbies” video and get scared about ever leaving the house again…
“Please explain whatÂ angels mean to you?” is a great question to ask anyone you meet when you wake up from a post-swim nap in an alternate textile based reality that is both exciting and a little itchy. Speaking of alternate realities, dive deeper in Boh Doran’s with her stripped back cover of BÃ¸rns “Electric Love”. These two songs are all we have so far but I’m liking where they are headed.
Sounds like… Mont Oliver are fittingÂ to get 2015 started off with a dance party. Â Last year’s stunning and irresistible 19 EPÂ lived in a bit darker territory but “All Yours” kicks up the funk and demands movement. Give in, yo.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Future: More greatness (them). Better swagger (you).
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Sounds like… the tenderest moment you have ever had set to the tenderest striped back piano melody sung by a voice that you could have sworn was the one in your head. Its a beautiful thing that strikes you right in the heart.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Future: Debut album Goon is out next month but get into the slightlier more fleshed out, but no less heartbreaking, “How Could You Babe” below. And take a gander at 6’7″ Tobias.
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