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stream Arca collaborator Jesse Kanda’s new EP heart

doon kanda heart

Jesse Kanda, who used to make very different sounds roughly 100 blog years ago in the myspace era as Friend, and then went on to collaborate with such luminaries as Björk, Arca + FKA Twigs on some of their iconic visuals, shares his first release as doon kanda. Kanda's heart EP is out now on Hyperdub. Listen below:

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stream Julie Byrne’s gorgeous new record Not Even Happiness

JULIE BYRNE NOT EVEN HAPPINESS

Julie Byrne's new LP Not Even Happiness is one of a very small handful of great records we've heard so far in 2017, and although it's not officially out until next week in North America, you can now stream the whole thing below (via Hype Machine) and download it on Byrne's bandcamp.

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download Caroline Polachek’s soothing instrumental album Drawing The Target Around The Arrow

CEP Drawing The Target Around The Arrow

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek shares an expansive and immersive instrumental album of "functional" ambient music under the name CEP (her initials), via The Creative Independent. Entirely composed, produced, and mixed by Polachek, the soothing Drawing The Target Around The Arrow (she describes the album as "something for dance performances or yoga or just walking") is out today on Panonica, and you can download it for free here...

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Kelly Lee Owens collabs with Jenny Hval on haunting new single “Anxi”

KELLY LEE OWENS

Entrancing new track from London's Kelly Lee Owens, featuring the inimitable Jenny Hval on vocals. "Anxi" is taken from Owens' debut LP, out March 24th on Smalltown Supersound:

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premiere: hear Swedish indie-pop group Hater’s lovesick anthem “Had It All”

HATER YOU TRIED

We're excited to premiere the new single from our favorite record of the year -- so far, 18 days in -- from Malmö, Sweden's Hater. It takes something very special to get us this psyched about indie pop these days, and in Hater's case, that is the raw emotional heft of frontwoman Caroline Landahl's gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating...

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premiere: stream Exit Someone’s Dry Your Eyes tape

EXIT SOMEONE DRY YOUR EYES TAPE

Montreal's Exit Someone, a group we fell in love with almost a year ago on the strength of their wonderful debut single, follows up a great recent non-EP jam and a low-key beautiful Robert Palmer cover with their first official physical release, out today on Atelier Ciseaux...

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Omar S x Nite Jewel – Sky Train

SKY TRAIN

The tenderest, chillest vibes from Detroit's Omar S + LA's Nite Jewel. Listen to the vocal mix of "Sky Train" below and grab the 12" here. Thanks to Exit Someone for the heads up.

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listen to Kedr Livanskiy’s icy new winter mix

KEDR LIGHTS DALLAS TEXAS

To tide us over while we anxiously await the follow-up to her brilliant 2016 debut release January Sun, Russian Kedr Livanskiy has shared a beautiful and otherworldly new winter mix, complete with the seasonally appropriate tags #ambient, #russianexperimental, and #sadgood...

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Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood share the first single from their collaborative EP

ARIEL PINK WEYES BLOOD MERING ROSENBERG

Like-minded West Coast artists/dream team Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood share a dramatic prog-folk journey from their new collaborative EP Myths 002, composed and captured last year "under the mystic lights of Marfa, Texas", and featuring a beautifully eerie song about a vampire ("Morning After"), plus covers of tracks from The Sisters and Sad Lovers and Giants (the latter features guest musicians Connan Mockasin + Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT)...

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ROWVN – Goodbye

GOODBYE

The seemingly endless trove of nostalgic underground lo-fi house emanating from soundcloud + bandcamp (shout out to Mall Grab, YancityGurl, Baltra, 1080p, et al.) yields another haunting late night gem...

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