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Jul 10, 2020
In their debut with Father/Daughter Records, Boston's Anjimile Chithambo details experiences with drug and alcohol abuse and the process of coming to terms with their transgender identity. The lead single begins as "a stark folk song," says Stereogum
, before blooming into "something groovier and more energizing."
The new album from Queens-based songwriter and producer Sean Lawrence, aka sectiontoo, is a "sprawling, thoughtful release that addresses frustration, tension, and hope," says Bandcamp Daily
in their Best Soul of the month recap.
Following a breakout 2019 LP as his project The Golden Dregs, Benjamin Woods’s companion EP is out soon. Produced with fellow Londoner Vogues, the collaborative work sees Woods reimaging the alt-country material with a synth palette, inviting vocals from Issie Armstrong and Anna B Savage.
German producer Brian Müller, aka Skee Mask, shares a pair of EPs via Ilian Tape, showcasing two sides of his craft. Per Pitchfork
[heard here] is reserved strictly for big, bruising club tracks, while ISS006
trades the drums for pure, beatless ambient."
Climbing up the Popular
chart at the moment is the debut single from Massachusetts-based musician Khamari. "What makes his music truly pop is the earnest nature of his songwriting," says A1234
, citing similarities to Frank Ocean and Kid Cudi.
Following the film composer’s recent passing, James Balmont honors Ennio Morricone’s vast body of work in a special mix for Crack Magazine.
For Pitchfork, Zach Schonfeld on how Ennio Morricone changed the way movies sound:
"They are the kinds of scores that never fade into the background—and if you play them around the house, they can make any mundane moment feel epic and fraught."
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