Atop this week's most-blogged chart is Portland duo (and Hype Hotel alumni) Pure Bathing Culture. The first single from a new sophomore LP (out this fall), "adds new oomph to their crystalline transcendental yacht-pop," says Stereogum
Darius and FKJ both record for Roche Musique, a Parisian label that trades in smooth house with a French touch. This silky collab is one of several new tracks that will appear on .WAVE, an impressive, roster-spanning compilation from the label due in August.
Music blogs were charmed last year by SPORTS' self-released debut, made while still in college. This new track precedes a follow-up album, recorded in Philly with producer Kyle Gilbride (Girlpool, Waxahatchee, etc) and also purported to be their last.
Two Gorilla vs. Bear favorites entwine as Bandcamp artist Recycle Culture ("the most versatile producer in the game™") remixes Valet (who has a lovely LP out on Kranky). "Beautiful, swirling, psychedelic..." GvB
could "listen to it on loop forever."
Sam Herring, the Future Islands frontman with an underground hip-hop history, teams with beat konducta Madlib. Okayplayer
is impressed: "Truth be told, the kid’s got bars, riding over a supremely funky, vintage-set chop that’ll have you catching all of the vibes."
talks to DJ Cash Money about his incredibly insane record collection."Philly at the time was a mecca. There was such a major music scene, like, old warehouses that no one knew about selling forty thousand records for forty-nine cents a pop."
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- Dave, Dev & Team Hype Machine