Much-blogged NY duo Diet Cig share single number two ahead of their debut EP on indie label Father/Daughter Records. Consequence of Sound
calls it a "biting, angry, and ultimately charming dose of pop punk."
Based in Vancouver but with one foot firmly in the London house scene (this single is on UK blog-label Love & Other), producer Pat Lok drops some deep disco vibes under vocals from newcomer Desiree Dawson, and does a "remix trade" with Aussie outfit Gold Fields.
On his third solo LP, California rocker Mikal Cronin attempts to "go big”, a mission he accomplishes on this first, "melodically sharp" (DIY
) step from garage further into pop territory. MCIII
is out in May on Merge.
The combination of rising Montreal producer Kaytranada and hot Chicago rapper Vic Mensa (actually their second collaboration) ensures that this is already one of the most-blogged tracks of the week. It'll be out on Kay's debut LP for XL this year.
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Fans of acclaimed Swedish group Studio will be thrilled to hear something new from Dan Lissvik (one half of the defunct duo). Fellow Scandinavians Discobelle
dig the single: "7+ minutes of hypnotic and masterfully crafted Balaeric pop with a steady, grooving bassline."
This week's album premiere is west coast collab Foreign Pedestrians
by Monster Rally and Jay Stone.
As for interesting reads, try this one which traces the history of the Rewind.
Thanks for listening!
- Dave, Dev & Team Hype Machine