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Sep 26, 2019
Following her 2018 LP via Human Noise Records, LA-via-Ohio "dark twee" songwriter Ashley Rhodus shares the charming "Hold Me." Gorilla vs Bear
praises her "gift for making the ordinary feel poignant and profound...effortlessly wry turns of phrase and low-key poetic non sequiturs, delivered warmly but matter-of-factly."
Known for footwork and affiliations with the Juke Bounce Werk collective, Half Moon crew, and Papi Squad, Kush Jones sidesteps here, plugging "directly into the still-beating heart of late '80s and '90s New York house music," says Passion of the Weiss
Stones Throw-signed producer Yuvi Havkin, aka Rejoicer, released an EP in April full of "feel good, head-nodding nuggets," per The Slow Music Movement
. This one features vocals from fellow Tel Aviv musician Yogev Glusma aka iogi.
Here's our annual reminder that Jenny Hval (Stack №38
) continues to make excellent records; her seventh is her "most accessible work yet," says Bandcamp Daily
. "It's difficult to make a very pretty album devoted to being unsettled by all forms of love, but Hval, a consummate artist, rises to the occasion once again."
A rotating series of musicians from Johannesburg's jazz, afro-funk, and experimental electro scenes make up SPAZA. Their first album, recorded in one take, is "meditative and spiritual, says Twisted Soul
, "seven beautiful free jams, created of the moment."
, a collection of ambient works from Big Ups guitarist Amar Lal.
Electronic group King Midas Sound make a Fader Mix comprised of cinematic drones and literary whisperings.
Kaitlyn Tiffany tells the story behind the best-known local jingle in America, for Vox:
"Nobody knows their best friend’s number but everybody can phone a used car dealership in their hometown."
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