“Boys Life” is the beautiful lead single from Small Black‘s new record, and it conjures all of the hazy, bittersweet nostalgia of uncovering a lost, faded photo of someone you love. Best Blues is out October 16 on Jagjaguwar; they’ll play Dallas the next night.
Get lost in the hazy, rainy nightbus vibes of the latest release on LA’s Not Not Fun label, 2 8 1 4‘s Atarashī Ni~Tsu no Tanjō. The record is a collaborative effort between vaporware OGs telepath + Hong Kong Express, who’ve created a darkly beautiful and dystopian ambient cinescape in a similar (albeit considerably floatier) vein as another NNF classic that still gets regular play around here, Sand Circles. Atarashī Ni~Tsu no Tanjō is out soon on NNF; here’s the haunting opening track:
listen to the official stream of John Talabot’s “Loud Synths Reconstruction” of Jamie xx’s Loud PlacesMon. July 27th, 2015
Koreless‘ TT / Love 12″ is out now on Young Turks.
As tireless curators, purveyors, and lovers of fine modern pop music (that tends to fall on the dreamier side of the spectrum) over the past half-decade, our friends at Cascine have become one my personal most beloved and revered labels. So, we’re very psyched and honored that they’ve asked us to help them celebrate turning 5 years old this year, with a special celebration on September 17 at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel.
The evening will feature performances by Cascine artists Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, and Cuushe, as well as DJ sets from Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone), Jensen Sportag, and Maria Usbeck (Selebrities), and emcee Duncan Cooper (FADER, Wildarms). Presented by us, Spotify, and our friends at AdHoc. Purchase your tickets early to cop one of their awesome limited “Cascine 5YR Packs“, which includes a brand new Yumi Zouma 12″, a cassette mixtape featuring some of my personal Cascine highlights over the years and a couple of stellar unreleased jams, selected by yours truly, and more:
“Attendees have the choice of purchasing a general admission ticket, or a ticket that includes a limited 5YR Pack which features 1) a ticket to the event 2) a cassette mixtape curated by Gorilla vs. Bear’s Chris Cantalini (ed: that’s me) that includes standout tracks from the label’s catalogue along with unreleased songs by Boat Club, Chad Valley and Jensen Sportag. 3) a new and yet-to-be announced Yumi Zouma 12″, and 4) the Cascine 5YR tee as designed by Jack Hardwicke.”
We’ll share more on this soon, but you can check out the Cascine 5YR pack below, and grab your tickets now here. Congrats Jeff, Andi, Sandra, and Cascine <3