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This weekend selection has no common theme other than being a little more breezy than the rest. We’re all over the place this week, and it’s definitely for a reason.
Read and listen on below.
Paris-based French electronic music producer, Sancii, is strongly influenced by native tribes. “The music draws from the earth and the stars and everything that lives around it.” It’s easy to calm down when listening to the debut single off of Sancii’s album. “Gechen” combines pop sensibilities with natural chillwave-esque atmospheres.
For fans of: Flume, Disclosure, Kygo
Mantra Love’s Derek Silva and Nader and the Trees’ Nader Ibrahim are Teenage Wildlife, a new recording project based out of Houston, Texas. “Lost Till the End” croons out the title over and over, in a way that feels good to know that you’re not the only one. This tropical lo-fi charm stands out from other hazy pop jams.
For fans of: Beach Fossils, Mac DeMarco, the Drums
New Orleans’ Marker shares their newest single off of their debut album on Medical Records LLC. “Now I Know What You Really Think” echoes dreamy vocals with a disarming bass line that carries throughout the entire song. Gorgeous layers of synths play on the heartstrings of anyone in love with that late-80s proto-shoegaze vibe.
For fans of: Belong, John Maus, early 4AD sounds
Gothenburg, Sweden shoegazers Blod share a slower-paced, layered rush of a single. Through repetition, the band has learned how to build up a strong sense of intensity. “Som Kristall” plays in your head long after the speakers stopped letting sound out.
For fans of: Crescendo, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Savages
Usagi Is Dead was founded during a meeting in the vineyards near Venice. Vienna-based Oliver T., songwriter & producer and Felix L. vocalist from Hamburg, combine their influences and daily inspirations from the two metropolises. “Vienna” is a moody offering and personal insight into the city.
For fans of: the Radio Dept., M83, STRFKR
California babe Ken Franklin AKA Dutch Party started writing and recording music after he discovered a recording booth in a small closet beneath the stairs of his parents house. Now, he’s creating music categorized as “pop with a purpose”. We won’t disagree, as “Blade Runner” is a playful and charming contribution of just that.
For fans of: Spoon, Little Joy, Surfer Blood
Tongan born, New Zealand raised, Berlin-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Noah Slee shares his upbeat, but sensual dance anthem, “Radar”. This final single is taken from his debut album Otherland, an explicit, diary-like account of Noah’s sexual awakening and self-discovery.
For fans of: SOHN, Reva DeVito, Pnau