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Feb 8, 2017
New Zealand native Amelia Murray readies her debut LP as Fazerdaze with legendary label Flying Nun. Here's the lead single, currently rising up Most Blogged
. "A perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine," says Gorilla Vs. Bear
St. Louis (via Chicago) rapper Smino and Soulection-affiliated producer Monte Booker continue to release smooth “zero bounce” jams. Fresh off a tour with Mick Jenkins, outlets like Complex and Passion of the Weiss
are predicting Smino's breakout in 2017.
“vōx – I Was Born vōx – I Was Born こんな写真にしたがるのは中島みゆきくらいなもんだろうと 思うけど。中島みゆきだってここまではやんないだろう、と。 じゃあ、こいつは誰だ？ 「わたしは生まれてしまった」って 題名のうたを唄ってるのは？・・・・ https://www.facebook.com/itsmevox”
on Apr 23rd, 2017 →
The latest from LA-based experimental pop artist vōx is a sparse and personal "rebirth." She tells P&P
that following the unexpected success of her Kendrick cover last year, she took time to find her voice, which is now the central element of her upcoming EP.
KAMI is next in line from Savemoney, and his new wave sound is certainly new territory for the collective. With eerie, noir-ish production from Knox Fortune—and premiered via Chance's Twitter—"Scene Girl" keeps anticipation high for the upcoming full-length.
Jazz pianist and beatmaker Kiefer Shackelford has a SoundCloud
filled with experiments. Yesterday's upload is an ode to J Dilla, whose influence is also apparent on this first cut from his debut LP with Leaving Records (co-founded by Matthewdavid).
With Soulection mentioned above, let's hang with a recent episode of their radio show. And not just any, here's one with another Chicago talent about to have a big year: Ravyn Lenae (of Noname's Telefone fame).
New Republic on how a violin teacher from Plano, Texas may have found the hidden message in Edward Elgar's classical work The Enigma Variations.
"So what is that enigmatic theme that supposedly runs through the entire work but is never played? Elgar, who died in 1934, never said. For decades, musicologists, cryptologists and music lovers have offered up innumerable solutions for the phantom melody."
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