I saw Brooklyn-based Autre Ne Veut perform in Montreal on February 28th. After the soulful and extremely impressive opening act by Montreal’s own Majical Cloudz, Autre Ne Veut (a.k.a. Arthur Ashin) got everyone dancing with his bizarre and infectious approximation of 90′s R&B — I’ve had the chorus of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” stuck in my [...]
I’m a little late on this one, but here’s the video for Haim’s single “Forever”. The band is a family act of three sisters from LA, and their song is unavoidably catchy. The video is an inane compilation of commonplace hipster tropes: an American Apparel aesthetic, bad dancing, a “gritty” downtown salon setting, heavy-handed nostalgia [...]
Los Angeles’ Capital Cities have released an awesome version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, originally written by Prince for his side project The Family but made famous by Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 cover. You can download it from the band’s website for free.
You can listen to more tracks from Poliça’s album Give You The Ghost here.
Daniel Rossen, one of the voices behind Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear, will be releasing a solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, on Warp Records on March 20th. I can’t stop listening to Silent Song, with its echoes of The Beatles and George Harrison. And that instantly recognizable voice. Just listen to it.
“Disparate Youth,” to be released on February 21st on iTunes, is the first single from Santigold‘s new album, Master of My Make-Believe.
This is a captivating distillation of urban life at night, with an unmistakable late 20th century feel, by Montreal electronic musician Michael Silver, who goes by the stage name CFCF. “It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.” -Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Here’s Tanlines’ song “Brothers” from the forthcoming debut album Mixed Emotions, which will be released on March 20th by True Panther.