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Edmonton duo Faith Healer release “Light of Loving” ahead of their first LP Try ;-). The eye-opening five-minute trip balances the need for both fuzzy riffs and abrasive percussion. The song was originally written as a looping drone performed during a solo set, but developed into what we have right now.
For fans of: Weyes Blood, Broadcast, Deerhunter
Mysterious persona AustiN shares the experimental escapade, “1991 VHS Tape Nostalgia (Law Of Love)”. Chill-out repeating vocal melodies and playful instrumentals have the potential to calm ya down but we’re still wondering who this is and where he came from.
For fans of: Ariel Pink, Ducktails, John Maus
We couldn’t get enough of Houston-based Teenage Wildlife, featured on last week’s selection, so we’re featuring another single. “You” highlights the struggle of fighting off the relentless downpour of memories from lost loves. Slightly out-of-tune melodies mesh perfectly with the consistent backbeat.
For fans of: Tomorrow’s Tulips, Wild Nothing, White Fence
Typeface shares “Someone Else”, a darker Nordic contribution that was recorded in the middle of nowhere, in an old wooden house outside of the city of Jyväskylä. This synth-soaked brilliance makes it hard just to stand around, and rather easy to stiffen your shoulders to your ears so you can bop awkwardly in the corner of a dark club.
For fans of: Interpol, the Killers, the Horrors
London based four-piece Medisin share their debut single, “Still Life”. It’s easy to imagine your surroundings slowly transform into a smoky wonderland, as the faraway vocals and groovy bass lines lift you up into some kind of third dimension.
For fans of: Beach Fossils, Froth, Holy Wave
Nicholas Wood is a Berlin-based musician (one-half of The KVB), who spent the last summer working on a solo album under the moniker Saccades. “Distant Sea” accomplishes what Wood intended: wholesome and immersive psychedelic pop destined to sail any and all listeners away.
For fans of: the KVB, Wild Nothing, Allah-las
Oregon native NOVI, also known as Carolyne Neuman, releases her newest single, “Long Day.” The soulful duet with longtime friend and Pretty Little Liars’ Tyler Blackburn offers rich tones through impressive sound textures and rap-infused dance rhythms.
For fans of: Bea Miller, Tove Lo, Sia