LUCES is the new collaborative project between vets Plastic Plates and Amtrac. The excellent first track from the pair “Habitual Ritual” is previewed from a 4-track EP of the same name out Friday on Let’s Play House.
NO-NZ duo Anna of the North announce debut LP with stream of title track “Lovers”. “Lovers” for all it’s vibe-y/trendy production nods is subtly and really supremely anthemic and catchy (that “show a little loving / shine a little light on” melodic bit is as good as just about anything else out right now). Lovers is out September 8 on Different Recordings.
After a three year hiatus, Lorde is officially back with a newer, more refined sound. Adding to that new sound is Chromeo who remixed Green Light, adding super-sized synths and a funky vibe to the pop track. The vet duo transformed the pop anthem into something more downtempo and smooth, and I’m vibing with it.
Norwegian producer Jakob Ogawa and Boston artist Clairo telegram in from farthest off deep space (we’re the pop especially dreamy and heart-dinging) on the very very good “You Might Be Sleeping”. Look for Jakob Ogawa’s debut Bedroom Tapes EP out June 16th.
Out now on Egghunt Records is “Juice” the new EP for Richmond VA band Camp Howard. The summery title track sets a neat balance that we’re digging between clear, hooky pop writing and hazier/more meandering bits of guitar and melody. Stream “Juice” below.
Alexander Lewis is known best for his high energy productions and impressive brass instrumentation. This tune (a booming remix of Kaaris’ “Charge”) is no different. As Lewis’ trombone graces the song, the melody of “Charge” floods in and hits the listener hard. We’re big advocates of this artist so be sure to keep an eye on him this year!
Hot off the Chaos in the CBD press is another excellent mix from the UK via NZ production duo; a remix of “Gray Paper Moon” from another New Zealand artist now based in London Jon Sable.