Credit: Pierre Voisin
This weekend’s selection as contrasting as spring tends to feel. This temperamental’s fast, slow, angsty and tender.
Read on and listen below.
Grace Joyner sets quite the somber tone with her single, “Dreams”. Despite narrating a familiar topic: heartbreak, the rhythm through this one feels like one that’s uphill, rather than just the opposite.
For fans of: Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Lucy Dacus
The Cherry Pies are a beautiful consequence of last year’s lockdown. The Torino, IT-based duo are drawn to “lo-fi fuzzy” adventures, 90’s garage punk and the iconic Lee and Nancy partnership. “What Have I Got”, a recent release lured us in with its ominous introduction, ever-suspicious tone to their vocal harmonies and their forever nostalgic.
For fans of: Crystal Stilts, Shannon and the Clams, Vivian Girls
Mareux just created our absolute favorite Cure cover. “The Perfect Girl” is a daunting, insistent, danceable rendition of the original’s brightness. The release feels like it should be played at least several times in a row just to experience it correctly.
For fans of: the Soft Moon, Lebanon Hanover, Black Marble
“How Come?” is the first single from Stray Fossa‘s debut full-length album, telling the tale of a fleeting and intimate interaction between two people. That vulnerability could be heard across the delicate instrumentals, soft cooing of their lead voice, and even through the warm covering of haze which ever-so-gently envelops the listener.
For fans of: Real Estate, Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing
Puma Blue offers a distinct type of r&b, one that feels minimal, pared down, focused on a particular universe carefully curated by the artist. “Opiate” is from their recent debut album, In Praise Of Shadows.
For fans of: Men I trust, King Krule, MorMor