This song is a collage of genres, all mixing beautifully. A little indie beach rock on the guitar, some dark new wave vibes with the vocals, a little bit of indie pop keeping it upright until it all descends at the end in to a vicious conclusion. I love it. I can’t wait to see what else comes out of Orchin. If it’s anything like this, it’ll be big.
Coming from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is this fresh dancy jam. It’s just infectious, it makes me smile. No more to say than that.
I haven’t been very active recently, and probably won’t be in the near future. But, I do have a couple tracks to post today just to update the site a bit. I think we are fading off in to the sunset though.
‘Be Apart’ is the peak song from Porches newest album, ‘Pool’, but there’s reason to post even more of the stand-out tracks. This album feels like a Still Corners album, where at first I zero in on a couple songs and it’s not until weeks or months later that I satisfyingly let the entire album play through. ‘Pool’ is a huge success for a band that is now breaking out of the shadows and forcing everyone to take notice. I certainly have, even if it took a little while.
“Listen to the sound of the new tomorrow”
I’m not sure about that, but it certainly is fun. M83, a long time favorite of mine, is known for making grandiose soundscapes that encapsulate the beauty of the world. His music has been appearing in movie trailers that want to capture a powerful emotional resonance. His music normally takes on the feeling of a giant electric orchestra, but not today. I think Anthony Gonzalez is just having fun now and I’m enjoying it. Even his poppy upbeat song still hits with the force of a supernova.
HUMANS last album, Noontide, was maybe the best album I heard in 2015. It’s definitely the best electronic album, and the best party album of the year. It blew me away, and I was already enamoured with the Vancouver band. They’ve recently teased us with a new song from their next album due out in the coming months. When they released songs for Noontide last year I was a bit hesitant to post them. I wasn’t in love with them, they weren’t getting a ton of play from me. But when the album came out it turned out every song just needed to be married to another, to flow in and out of eachother. It was a masterpiece. So I have no doubt that Water Water will fit right in their next album and create a non-stop flow of good times and fuzzy beats.
Get hyped, 2016 looks to bring new Wild Nothing for future album of the year mentions. This is my favorite of the two singles, and I’m really excited to see the new angles WN is bringing to their music this year. I still have massive regret from not seeing them when I had the chance, as shortly after the show I fell in love with every release.
Hey, Halifax is finally getting a cool music thing to pair with HPX! Maybe this city is starting to figure it out? The list of bands is both fantastic and under-exposed, which always leads to great crowds and great shows. It will be about the music, not festival culture. I hope everyone that loves good music ends up supporting this (hopefully real) festival.
TR/ST was a band that I didn’t know, but thank god I do now. It’s become my most listened to music of 2016 so far, I can’t stop.