Bodan's debut LP Soft (DFA) is a self-described "rose-scented journey through millennial love issues, SoundCloud collage and post-empire paranoia," and potential 2014 sleeper. The Berlin-based Canadian here enjoys an uplifting remix from Montreal producer CFCF.
In advance of their fourth LP—partially recorded at Death by Audio, beloved and recently-closed Brooklyn venue (RIP)—the well-established shoegaze-y outfit returns with this "hard-hitting, noise-laden gem" (AudioFemme
The second single from his debut Remnants EP finds Garratt trading in a strand of cleanly-produced blue-eyed soul that places him between like-minded Londoners James Blake and Sam Smith, with a Pink Floyd-esque vocal lick thrown in for good measure.
Poised to "make big waves next year" (Sodwee
), Glaswegian producer Turtle shares this slow-building, melodic lead single from his sophomore EP Colours
, bringing to mind "the work of Jon Hopkins and Thom Yorke."
If Mary Wells was the Queen of Motown, then Hannah Diamond clearly wears the crown for London label/collective PC Music. Their unique brand of subversive pop has polarized music blogs, and Hannah's latest single should only pour more gas on the fire.
This week's album premiere is A Constant Moth
by New York producer Lord RAJA.
As for interesting reads, try this one which explores the perpetual nature of the great pop song debate.
Thanks for listening!
- Dave, Dev & Team Hype Machine