SAVAGE SISTER - FRACTALFINGERS
Chicago’s Savage Sister just dropped their debut self-titled album which contains a handful of dreamy, expansive numbers, The shoegaze outfit lays on the reverb thick and crafts an icy soundscape in “fractalfingers”, a track led by gorgeous, floating vocals, gleaming synths, and moody bass lines. You can grab the track and the rest of the album over at their Bandcamp.
MP3: Savage Sister - fractalfingers
RIVKA - DRIFT
Pittsburgh-based duo RIVKA return with their stunning, brand new EP Faded in which they take their production chops to a much heightened level. The EP’s opening track “Drift” is a blissfully haunting opus of hyper chopped vocal samples that flicker around each other as layered echoes and feedback, while a cloak of lo-fi gauze is draped over the piece. You can grab the gorgeous track and the rest of the EP over at Bandcamp.
MP3: RIVKA - Drift
Previously: [MP3[ RIVKA - “Sun Shadows”
SUMMER HEART - BEAT OF YOUR HEART
Here’s the great new track “Beat of Your Heart” from Sweden’s Summer Heart (a.k.a. David Alexander), a moniker not unfamiliar to the blog. Reverb-laden vocal melodies bounce across an irrevocably catchy guitar riff, making for an undoubtedly upbeat soundtrack for a carefree and breezy summer drive around the city.
Stream: Summer Heart - Beat of Your Heart
Previously: [Stream] Summer Heart - “I Wanna Go”
DEL SUR - LIFEGUARDS
Here’s the tropical pop gem “Lifeguards” 16 year-old Del Sur (a.k.a. Michael Collier) hit us up with. The Philadelphia-based musician makes a dreamy fusion of tropical, surf-inspired guitar riffs and tribal drum machine samples, while a languidly laid vocal melody sways atop a lo-fi production. It seems that this track may be the debut effort of the project and we certainly can’t wait to hear more. You can grab the track over at Bandcamp.
MP3: Del Sur - Lifeguards
REAL COSBY - PATRICK
Denver’s Real Cosby just dropped another incredible EP recently under the title Earl Juice. The producer remains under our radar with his smooth r&b lean and slick production chops of knowing when to build, drop, and hold. There’s anticipation, movement, and a sense of letting go in tracks such as the stunning “Patrick”. You can grab the track and the rest of the EP via Bandcamp with limited edition tapes via Shoeboxx Recordings.
MP3: Real Cosby - Patrick
Previously: [MP3] Real Cosby - “Miss Me”
OMN - BETWIXT
“Betwixt” is yet another stunning number from Birmingham’s OMN (a.k.a. Ollie McKendrick-Ness). There’s a simple beauty found in the layering of repetitive vocal samples that chant “I don’t think I can” on top of bright synth melodies, a simple beauty executed through the movement of brilliant builds and ebbs. You can grab the track over at Soundcloud.
MP3: OMN - Betwixt
Previously: [MP3] OMN - “Between Us Now”
YOUTH DREAM - WITH YOU
Here’s a darkly captivating piece called “With You” from Ensenada’s Youth Dream and Cleveland’s Maison. The track immediately pulls you into its mesmeric aura as hypnotic vocal coos meander around a hauntingly calming soundscape. The track is available over at Soundcloud and is taken off of Youth Dream’s forthcoming EP set to drop shortly this summer.
MP3: Youth Dream - With You
PURE BATHING CULTURE - PENDULUM
Here’s the gorgeous new track “Pendulum” from Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture. We’ve been helplessly enamored with the sounds of the dream-pop outfit for quite some time now and this beautiful new single, brimming with dreamily soaring synths, shimmering guitar melodies, and crystalline vocal coos, only heightens our infatuation. You can grab the track over at Soundcloud and find it on the outfit’s forthcoming debut full-length album Moon Tides which is set to drop on August 20th via Partisan Records.
MP3: Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum
Within a short period of time, Seattle-based production duo Odesza have made quite a noticeable impression in the electronic music scene. The duo, consisting of producers Catacombkid (a.k.a. Harrison Mills) and BeachesBeaches (a.k.a. Clayton Knight), combined their respective styles and vision into crafting a project that truly speaks to and inspires the bedroom producer culture. With the release of their debut full-length album Summer’s Gone and its subsequent well-deserved warm reception last summer, Odesza continues to effortlessly build a loyal following for the project. The duo recently played a set here in Vancouver in support of Seattle’s Beat Connection and we took the opportunity to chat with Harrison and Clayton about their musical endeavors. Check out our interview with the duo below.