Jessy Lanza + drummer Tori Tizzard recently performed some highlights from Lanza's new record Oh No during a recent studio session for CBC Music, and they also mixed in a couple of classics from her debut Pull My Hair Back (fun fact: the vocal sample in "Kathy Lee" is actually Kate Upton saying "cat daddy" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Watch a few of the highlights below, check the whole performance over on CBC's youtube channel, and see Jessy + Tori do their thing live at one of our Texas Summer shows next month:
New Zealand dream-pop heroes Yumi Zouma have become one of our favorite bands over the last couple of years on the strength of two stellar EPs and their irresistible, dreamily danceable live show, and the group's long-awaited debut full-length Yoncalla is finally (almost) here, dropping next week via Cascine...
It's been over a decade since we first fell in love with the music of Marissa Nadler -- sometime around the moment I first heard her flawless "Diamond Heart", which remains one of my favorite songs of all time -- and I distinctly remember the thrill of discovery every time she'd upload one of her exquisite and still underrated cover songs on myspace. So it goes without saying that we're very honored to have her take the reigns of the site on this, the release date of her gorgeous and haunting seventh album Strangers. Stick around throughout the day as Marissa shares some of her favorite music and art, starting with this post on the new Black Mountain record:
Lese Majesty's celestial, tone-setting opening track gets some suitably majestic visuals from director Stephan Gray, who calls the "Dawn in Luxor" vid a "daydream on a nightwalk". Images courtesy of NASA's Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit. Watch below + catch your boys Shabazz Palaces opening for Radiohead in LA this summer:
We regrettably never got around to posting this one when it dropped during last week's Radiohead + James Blake-induced daze, but this is without question one of the best tracks of the year and the leading contender for our personal "official summer jam 2016", taken from Montreal producer Kaytranada's very tight new album 99.9%. That Gal Costa flip is flawless and the Martin C. Pariseau-directed vid is the dopest buddy flick since White Men Can't Jump.