NJ/NY’s The New Lines have a new EP called Witches’ Milk and “La Réciprocité” is a wonderful taste of the new album. Washes of dreamy psychedelia circa 1960s pour over every discernible corner of their new single, courtesy of a melange of effervescent elements that provide a hypnotic drifting space while effortlessly smooth vocals provide notions of spellbinding magic. You can find this stunning track on their new EP which is available on limited edition cassette via Moon Glyph.
Poor Spirits just released the beautiful Forever Cruising, a 10-track wonder of synth-heavy jams with inspiring messages of posi-vibes. Cloaked under layers of electronic effects and modulated vocals however, is a painful honesty that yearns for comfort and security. Personal hardships aside, this album reminds you of no bad days and offers itself as a place of blissful solace. Check out the stunning track “Untitled..” and grab the full album download here. Worry about tomorrow when it gets here.
Casa Del Mirto has recently given Class Actress’ “Weekend” the remix treatment, adding his italo-pop and dreamwave touch to the track and highlighting Elizabeth Harper’s already blissful vocals. It’s a rather exceptional remix if we ever did see one. You can grab this down below or via Carpark Records’ Soundcloud. The original track by Class Actress is off of Rapprocher out now on Carpark Records. Also be sure to check out Casa Del Mirto’s double album The Nature via mashhh! Records.
GPSYMTH is the relatively unknown project who released their humble two-track EP Craft back in September. The project is apparently fronted by Peter Thomas who hit us up recently and we’re more than glad that he did. Beautiful airy dreampop exudes out of this project, with “Hamilton” seemingly suspended in air, floating eternally with gentle cascades while poignant synth riffs and ethereal vocal harmonies guide you by the hand. “The Cat On The Porch” is equally as heavenly with its dreamy soundscape made up of soft synth hums that bounce in and out, faint guitar melodies and stunning weightless vocals. You can grab these tracks from GPSYMTH’s breathtaking EP via Bandcamp.
We found the track “Mystery Vibe” through Nashville’s Abstract Cannon who informed us that he is currently working on a split EP titled Sequences/Melting Sitcoms with Nick Torres. They already have two completed tracks thus far, one of which includes the aforementioned ultra smooth number “Mystery Vibe” with all its sampled and hip-hop beat glory. The split release will be out sometime in December. In the meantime, you can peep and grab both new tracks via Bandcamp.
Allston’s McWolf (a.k.a. Wellington Netto of ABADABAD and Rodeo Church) is a music school graduate who definitely knows what he’s doing when it comes to churning out catchy lo-fi pop tunes. Point in case, the track “Feel It Out” immediately grabs your attention from the get-go with nifty guitar riffs and infectious synth progressions, while chorus hooks with the titled lyrics “I’m gonna feel it out”, seal the deal. Full of refreshing youthful optimism, we can definitely say we’re feeling this track. “Feel It Out” is part of the eponymous 4-track EP available via Bandcamp. (Via GITNB)
Vancouver’s own Noble Oak just dropped “Skyrunner” which is yet another incredibly blissful electronic opus. The just-turned 20-year-old is increasingly becoming one of our favorite local producers and it’s easy to see why. His new track takes its sweet time in building an absolutely dreamy soundscape for you to slip into while syncopated beats keep things interesting. Subtly skewed samples also provide a colorful background for those excellent vocal melodies that come in midway. You can find this track additionally added to his No Bloke EP which is available over at Bandcamp.
Loving the sounds of the mysterious beatmaker known as Ruins, we felt inclined to inform everyone of his latest EP/mixtape called Beat Tape 1. The 5-track album extensively fuses hip-hop beats with chilled soundscapes and more often than not, there’s a use of samples with a noticeably chilled ’70s soul-funk influence. Even though each track runs short in duration, they pack enough punch to make a noticeable impression. Check out “Youth” and grab the rest of the EP over at Bandcamp.
In case you missed Yalls’ new jam “Vapid Glitch Vow” yesterday, here it is again. While we were extremely busy, Dan Casey dropped this new monster of a track that further proves his unparalleled skills as a producer of a distinct aesthetic. The colorful blending of elements including glitched-out samples and creative beatwork lay the groundwork for this soul/funk-infused electronic wonder and it’s definitely another banger to add to his arsenal of past hits. You can find this track alongside the extended 12” mix “Watch Vivid Glop” via Crash Symbols.
Montreal’s Paula (a.k.a. David Carriere of TOPS) just released Relaxed Fit, his excellent debut solo album. The 8-track wonder touches on a myriad of influential eras including ’70s punk and psychedelia, ’80s synth-pop and ’90s hip-hop beats. The synthesis of these distinct sounds will not negate coherence as long as a plethora of addictive pop hooks run through them and impressively, they do, even with its dynamic range of vocal stylings and electronic effects. If that’s not a rather astounding feat, we don’t know what is.
Be sure to check out instant favorites “Even If It’s True” and “Susan and Linda” on the album which you can grab in its entirety via Arbutus Records’ imprint Movie Star.
While we’ve never heard much about Quiet Kids which is a McAllen, Texas-based project fronted by Andy Pena before, we can safely say that their new track “The War” is one that will move you both emotionally and physically. Blown away by the depth of concept encased in honest lyricism, you can’t help but slowly sway to its veracious perspicacity. Be sure to keep an eye on this project as there’s no telling what bigger things will come from them in the near future. Even though there’s no downloads for this track available as of yet, it’s still highly recommended for streaming here or via Soundcloud.
“Egyptian Wrinkle” is the brand new single from Boy Friend (a.k.a. Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown of former band Sleep ∞ Over), another dreamily dark lo-fi cut from them. This track is off of their forthcoming debut full-length Egyptian Wrinkle set to drop on italian label Hell, Yes! on February 6th.
Denmark’s Athletes (a.k.a. Mathias Andersen) takes jangly guitar pop to the next level. “Fall Apart” is the newest jam from him and it’s a lo-fi beauty with just the right amount of echo and reverb to satisfy. In addition to those languid vocals, you can definitely hear more of that hazy dreamscape aesthetic in here and again, we’re suckers for that. You can grab this stunning track via Bandcamp alongside his other singles which are great for your fall/winter playlist.
Houston’s Damon Nash just released his Interim EP a few days ago and it’s definitely worth a listen. The new EP is a 5-track journey that explores the blending of electronic synths and modulated samples with smooth southern rap/hip-hop beats. The spectrum of discernible vibes on this EP range from brightly energetic to smoothly chill without engaging incoherence. Be sure to check out our favorites “Billy” and “Lost in Translation” from the excellent EP over at Bandcamp.
Portland’s The Bear And The Sea released his new jam “Wistful Algae Break” and it’s indisputably his best one yet. Crushed beats, hypnotic layered synths and smooth deep bass lines make for an extra chilled experience. You can find this track off of his upcoming split EP with another one of our favorite Nueva Forma artists A Gap Between. In the meantime you can grab this track down below or via Soundcloud.
Toronto’s Hollow Pigeons (a.k.a. Ryan Dela Cruz) released his Birthdays EP not too long ago and it’s a noticeably ingenuous 4-track embodiment of his current youthful perspicacity on growing up and life in general. You can almost hear the purity in the self expressions of yearnings, joys, and hopes in the lightness of the tracks on the album. You can only expect to hear bigger and better things from this young 15 year-old producer in the near future. Be sure to check out “You(th)” and grab the rest of his new EP via Bandcamp.