Our long-time blog bff’s at Yours Truly are on a new mission to slow things down + listen a little more closely. They’ve had some worthy subjects thus far: last week, the crew spent some quality hangtime with Nashville’s Bully, and this week, they’re getting deep out in Western Mass with Wet, whose debut LP Don’t You is out this fall. Watch their mini-doc on the group below, and check out their full Wet feature here:
Lower Dens performed a haunting, stripped-down version of the Hall & Oates cover that Jana Hunter and the group have been mixing in their recent live sets during a new session for our friends at SiriusXMU. Catch the full session tomorrow night on XMU, and come see Lower Dens this summer in Dallas + Austin at Gorilla vs. Bear V, along with Jamie xx, Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Bop English, and Prince Innocence.
“The Galleria is a large indoor shopping mall with a full arcade and food court. Shopping floors are color-coded and accessible from glass elevators and interconnected walkways. Escalators are temporarily out of order and our anchor store has gone out of business. Strawberry lip gloss is on sale. These are your sticky years.”
In additional Jessy Lanza collab news, she teamed up with Morgan Geist for a new EP of “dancefloor-friendly dub with plenty of jump-cuts for the forward-thinking nostalgic” under the name the Galleria, out today on Environ. Listen to the very sick “Calling Card” + “Mezzanine” below and both dub versions here, and download their Calling Card / Mezzanine EP here.
Here’s the super smooth new collab from Jessy Lanza + Teklife DJ’s Spinn and Taso, a jam we’ve been pining for since it made a brief appearance in Lanza’s Music To Cheer Yourself Up To mix late last year. Listen below, and grab the single now on iTunes. The You Never Show Your Love EP, which also features a remix by the late, great DJ Rashad, is out July 24 on Hyperdub.
Faith Silva went to Barcelona last week for the 2015 Primavera Sound festival. Check out her polaroids from the fest, including shots of Shabazz Palaces, Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, Hinds, Ride, and more (hover over image for artist name), all shot on Impossible Project film. In other Faithy news, she just released her first zine, featuring 40 of her classic earlier shots for the site (Charli XCX, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky + more). Grab one + get one of her original polaroids here.
Gorgeous, wintry new music from CFCF: Montreal producer/composer Michael Silver describes his excellent new LP as “kind of a dark, folky take on ambient and new age music” that reflects the wide range of his influences at the time, including “Joni Mitchell, Laraaji, Terry Callier, Mount Eerie, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, Terje Rypdal, among many others.” Featuring Silver’s soothing/pensive vocals and acoustic guitar, it’s almost hard to believe “The Ruined Map” comes from the same dude responsible for the essential Night Bus mix trilogy. Radiance and Submission is out next month on limited special edition clear vinyl with cover art by Matsuda Matsuo (pictured above) via Driftless Recordings.