BEST OF … AUGUST 2015

AUGUSTSONGS Autre Ne Veut, “World War Pt. 2” 2. Beach House, “PPP” 3. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Boy Problems” 4. Chance The Rapper & Lil B, “Amen” 5. Chance The Rapper, “Israel (Sparring)” [ft. Noname Gypsy] Advertisements

NEW MUSIC: Add Toro Y Moi’s surprise new collection to your Dropbox now

What began as a series of surprise one-off singles culminates in Samantha , the new collection/mixtape/album from Toro Y Moi. If you have Dropbox, you can save the files (WAV and MP3) to your account. Samantha features collaborations with Rome Fortune, Kool AD, Nosaj Thing and Washed Out. Here is “room for 1zone” from earlier this year:

CURRENT: Molly Nilsson – “1995”

Molly Nilsson returns with her sixth studio album, Zenith, out this September via Dark Skies Association. The album is preceded by “1995,” a longing, emotional return from the Swedish-born singer-songwriter. The song expertly bottles the overwhelming feeling of the present moment being the biggest moment, and how time has a way of concurrently shrinking and magnifying […]

CURRENT: Deerhunter – “Snakeskin”

“Snakeskin” marks the first new music from Deerhunter since 2013’s Monomania, and finds the band in a similar place, albeit more entrenched in their habitat. Tracks like “Neon Junkyard,” “Dream Captain,” “T.H.M.” and “Pensacola” all serve as harbingers of the direction the band explores here, yet there’s an understated confidence and fluidity to “Snakeskin” that wasn’t as […]

CURRENT: Chance The Rapper – “Israel (Sparring)” [ft. Noname Gypsy]

It’s not often we hear Chance The Rapper as subdued as he sounds on “Israel (Sparring)”, his recently released collaboration with Noname Gypsy. But then again, what appears to be a subdued Chance is actually the rising rapper at his most concise and powerful. His expansive verse find him touching on slavery, Biblical allusions and […]

CURRENT: Majical Cloudz – “Silver Car Crash”

Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto became critical darlings when they released the incredible 2013 album Impersonator, and Majical Cloudz became budding stars when they were invited to open for Lorde on her North American tour. The duo announced a new album was planned for this year, and today more information has come out in regards to […]

CURRENT: Joanna Newsom – “Sapokanikan”

In what is sure to be the day’s best news, Joanna Newsom returns this fall with her first LP since 2010’s masterful Have One On Me. Divers comes out October 23 via Drag City, and is led by the single “Sapokanikan,” whose Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video debuted today. For those eagerly anticipating this album during the five long […]

CURRENT: Lil B & Chance The Rapper – “We Rare” / “Amen”

A partnership between Lil B and Chance The Rapper just makes sense. Both artists are unapologetically optimistic dreamers, preaching love and tolerance more than weed and alcohol (LSD is a different matter). On their refreshing collaborative mixtape Free Based Freestyles , they continue their trend of being purveyors of peace, with the one outlier being “We Rare.” […]