[directed by Zaiba Jabbar + Lorely Rodriguez]
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.
Doss seemingly came out of nowhere last year with her mind-blowing self-titled debut EP of trance-y emotional dance music, and she shows off some of her versatility on this giddy new remix of Strange Names‘ “I Can’t Control Myself“, a track that elicits some of the same feelings of whimsy and wonder tinged with melancholy as the best, most sweetly affecting PC Music jams (looking at you, Danny L Harle). The Strange Names boys tell us that Doss’ remix — which features cover art from Lawnmall — is “sweet and menacing, and it allies with our initial intention for the song. But now it’s all twisted in a way only DOSS could achieve,” before adding a final sentiment with which we wholeheartedly agree: “We love her mind.”
Tamaryn continues her subtle but striking evolution into ethereal dance-pop goddess/badass on “Cranekiss“, the shimmering, sky-scraping title track from her forthcoming LP, an immediately familiar jam that would have held its own in on MTV in 1986 alongside the Cure, Cocteau Twins, Madonna, Depeche Mode, and other immortal pop heroes of the time. Cranekiss is out August 28 on limited “white vinyl with silver haze” via Mexican Summer.