"I wanted to create something with an almost eerie, early Disney vibe," says Temples frontman James Bagshaw of their comeback single. Already this week's most-blogged, it's the first from the UK psych-rock outfit's follow-up to a breakout 2014 debut.
The rising Bronx rapper's new EP (a self-proclaimed
"big F you to transphobia") is one fit for the club, per Tiny Mix Tapes
, who notes this track's "infectious bubblegum pace as her quick sass and wit skip along the cute zips of Korean producer Hongsamman."
Among the unexpected collaborators to pop up on Frank Ocean's Blonde was 18 year-old Austin Feinstien, frontman for the LA band Slow Hollows. Already on the radar in their hometown, the prolific 5-piece release a third LP in November.
The genre-defying debut album from this LA-based multi-instrumentalist is set for release next month via Fat Possum / Fresh Selects, and so far has a big fan in Gorilla Vs. Bear
: "a beautifully timeless and intoxicating new soul/psych/jazz/folk opus."
Following several acclaimed 12"s, Berlin-via-UK producer Ewan Smith (aka Youandewan) releases a debut full-length on Aus Music that Stamp The Wax
calls "his finest work to date." Huerta adds a soulful edge to Smith's elegant deep house on this track.
More from artists on this week's Stack available at Amoeba Music: here
, the sophomore LP from Belgian dream-pop band Few Bits.
"The mix is a story line of my life - each part of the mix - from beginning to end." - Quay Dash, on her recent contribution for electronic music collective Discwoman.
Pitchfork compiles the 50 best ambient albums of all time:
"Ambient is a great meeting point: not so much at the center of everything, but floating just above, in a perfect geosynchronous orbit, within reach. At its best, it casts enough shade to dampen the extraneous while causing a shift in our perceptions, enough to take us out of time and place, to wherever we need to be." - from Keith Fullerton Whitman's introduction
Thanks for listening!
- Dev, Dave & Team Hype Machine