Sweden’s Postiljonen follow up their 2013 soft-Balearic-dream-pop masterpiece Skyer with a sweeping, sumptuous new summer night jam, inspired by “the Balearics, widescreen cinema and massive 80s pop anthems.” Best listened to while gazing longingly at a picturesque sunrise/sunset (probably), as the palpable yearning in Mia Brox Bøe’s gorgeous/breathless refrain “If I give my heart away, it will only start a fire” envelops you in her very real blissfully bittersweet summertime sadness. Happy to have these guys back. “Wait” is out June 1st via Best Fit Recordings.
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This year is Fun Fun Fun Fest‘s 10th birthday, and as someone who’s been with them from the very beginning (we’re the same age, and we’re practically neighbors), we feel comfortable declaring this their best lineup yet: Wu-Tang, D’Angelo, Grimes, Schoolboy Q, Ride, Rae Sremmurd, Neon Indian, Jane’s Addiction, Afrika Bambaataa, CHVRCHES, Toro y Moi, Viet Cong, TOPS, Shamir, Alvvays + the list goes on. November 6th-8th at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX. Get your passes here. Bill Nye the Science bro can tell you more (worth it to hear him pronounce “Rae Sremmurd”):
Jamie xx‘s amazing solo debut full-length/album of the year contender In Colour finally arrives next week on 3xLP colored vinyl via Young Turks, but you can watch + listen to what iTunes calls “a bold and expansive visual version” of the whole record now here.
Our girl Faith Silva is making her way over to España this week for the 2015 Primavera Sound festival, which takes place in Barcelona from Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday, May 30th. The Primavera folks consistently put together incredibly diverse and adventurous lineups, and this year’s dream bill is no exception: Panda Bear, Shabazz Palaces, the Strokes, Kelela, James Blake, Viet Cong, Caribou, the Vaselines, Ride, Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, Patti Smith (performing Horses), Tyler the Creator, HEALTH, Jon Hopkins, Sleater-Kinney, RATATAT, Underworld, Spiritualized, and so many more will convene in Parc del Fòrum for the 4-day fest, starting tomorrow.
Get psyched and/or live vicariously through our 2-hour-plus Primavera Sound 2015 mixtape, featuring some of our own personal must-sees at this year’s fest, below, and stay tuned for Faith’s polaroids from Barcelona coming next week: