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New Music // Caribou – Silver

12 Nov

Caribou’s track Silver from his new album Our Love sounds like it could’ve comfortably scored a scene cut from the movie Drive, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Languid bass synths creep along the city streets at night while Snaith ruminates wistfully about a girl who’s chosen the other guy, wondering where they’re going, what they’re doing.

It’s an intimate and solitary moment that we get to peek into, perhaps even feel a part of, because who among us hasn’t wondered about the one who chose someone else?



New Music // Röyksopp – Monument

5 Nov

13 years after their debut album, Melody AM, Röyksopp are calling it quits, so to speak. While they’ve stated they’ll continue making music they’ve decided to part ways with the traditional album format after the release of The Inevitable End on November 11.

While they haven’t had the same peaks as some of their electronic contemporaries like The Chemical Brothers or Daft Punk, Röyksopp have been consistently releasing their particular brand of music for as long or longer than some of the biggest names out there. It would easy to assume this album may not be able to manage the same magic this deep in their career, or that perhaps it will be a victory lap of proven ground, but this reworked track Monument (featuring Robyn on vocals) sounds just as fresh and energetic as anything they’ve ever done. In fact, they sound like they’re just hitting their stride.

What this means for Röyksopp’s music in the future, only time will tell, but for now, enjoy some of the best electronic music from one of the best electronic bands around.



New Music // Sons of Magdalene – Hold on Hold Still For A Second

28 Aug

Sons of Magdalene is the solo project of New Orleans producer Joshua Eustus, who’s also know as half of the electronic band Telefon Tel Aviv. Sadly his bandmate Charles Cooper died accidentally in 2009 which, needless to say, has altered the course of Telefon Tel Aviv.

Eustus has stated that after the release of his solo album as Sons of Magdelene, called Move to Pain, he would return full time to Telefon Tel Aviv once more.

Here on the track Hold On Hold Still For A Second, he channels the spirit of early New Order extremely well, setting a propulsive rhythm early, punctuated with staccato flourishes, providing the landscape for his plaintive vocals to soar above.



New Music // London Grammar – Sights (Until The Ribbon Breaks reimagining)

12 Aug

Until The Ribbon Breaks is the moniker for Pete Lawrie Winfield, a UK producer who’s achingly beautiful and bleak tracks, both original and reimaginings, are a must listen. Here he takes London Grammar’s Sights and makes it his own, to absolutely stunning effect.

“I wanted to imagine how the lyric ‘What are you afraid of?’ could be interpreted and reset musically. I thought of it as a question to a child.” ~Pete Lawrie Winfield



New Music // TOPS – Way To Be Loved

28 Jul

Montreal-based newcomers TOPS pair playful guitar riffs with a languid rhythm section and breathy vocal harmonies, crafting an airy summer groove perfect for these long and hazy days. Look for their new LP, Picture You Staring, on September 2nd via Arbutus Records.