As we approach the midway point of 2019, here's our constantly evolving recap of our favorite albums, songs, and videos from the first half of an already insane year. In an era when truly special new records seem to evade or evaporate from the internet's collective consciousness at an unsettling rate -- in many cases before they're even officially released -- it's not easy to keep up, but I've done my best...
Directed by Jeremy Ngatho Cole + Marco Grey:
BEA1991 follows up the video of the year with another track from one of our favorite albums of 2019, her just-announced debut LP Brand New Adult, coming July 12th. Check the stellar new single "did you feel me slip away?", featuring Dev Hynes on bass + intro vocals, below. Video directed by Bea:
New Italians Do It Better act ORION shares the vintage-Nintendo-inspired, Robotina-directed video for their new single "TIME FOR CRIME", debuted recently by Johnny Jewel when he hosted Complete Control on Sirius XMU back in April. Design and animation by Yassmin Yaghmai + Sara Taigher, with graphics by Alessandro S. Jurasz:
Video by Josiah Marshall:
Charlottesville, VA singer and songwriter Kate Bollinger shares the second irresistible single from her forthcoming EP I Don't Wanna Lose, coming later this month. Kate and her low-key but apparently highly proficient band make breezily funky, jazz-inflected dream-pop that will certainly win the hearts of fans of Men I Trust, Clairo, Mac DeMarco and the like...