Here’s some elegant new French pop from Toulouse‘s Laure Briard: “Peut-Etre” + “Ca Va Aller” are perfect breezy Sunday afternoon jams that recall both the poppier side of Stereolab and classic Françoise Hardy vibes, taken from Laure’s new full-length Révélation, out today on limited 12″ via France’s 2000 Records.
Tokyo’s Cuushe follows up one of the best records of 2013 with an intoxicating new jam from her forthcoming, dream-like Night Lines EP, due this spring as a collaborative release from two of our favorite labels, Cascine + the Tokyo-based flau.
According to the label(s), the new EP “is presented as a noir storybook, unfolding along four tracks to expose a haunting Japanese soundscape, complete with bad guys, funeral processions and skyscraper-sized floral arrangements,” with spectral opening track “Tie” perfectly setting off the intriguingly shadowy late-night vibes. Night Lines is out April 7 on limited 10″, with 100 copies coming in exclusive translucent sleeves:
New mix from Rustie, featuring “loads of new music” from the Scottish producer.
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Leon Bridges takes us back again with some real Sam Cooke-era Soul Stirrers vibes on “Lisa Sawyer“, a tender, beautifully nuanced, vintage doo-wop soul ballad — and Jessie Ware’s favorite jam — that Leon penned as a loving ode to his mother. This one will appear on Leon’s timeless debut full-length, recorded in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX with Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, due in late summer ’15 on Columbia. We were lucky enough to spend a little time with Leon and his crew in the studio while they were working their magic, and we feel very confident saying that it’s going to be a special record. In the meantime, if you haven’t already grabbed his unstoppable instant classics “Coming Home” & “Better Man“, you can do that now on iTunes.
Nicolas Jaar presents “an alternate soundtrack to the 1969 Soviet film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov entitled The Color of Pomegranates“.