Vesuvio Solo drop some hazy, nostalgic VHS visuals for their slinky/seductive single “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“, a highlight from the Montreal group’s debut full-length Favors, one of the great unsung records of 2014. Directed by Vesuvio Solo + Pat Gregoire, and inspired by classic episodes of the Old Grey Whistle Test and public access television performances. Favors is out now, and you can grab it on cassette here.
Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi, née Ryan DeRobertis) returns with his own entry into the Summer Jam: 2015 sweepstakes with the delirious lead single from his excellent forthcoming debut LP Prom King. “Can’t You See” is an infectious, sweetly self-deprecating roller-disco anthem that subtly incorporates some of the familiar, cathartic elements from DeRobertis’ past life as the crown prince of vaporware and elevates them into something that feels bigger and more substantial, while keeping it every bit as fun and danceable. Prom King is out September 18 on Carpark; first, pre-order here to get an instant download of “Can’t You See”, then #pray this thing leaks in time for your neighborhood end-of-summer/back-to-school pool party.
Skylar Spence will tour North America starting this week, rocking a few of the big summer fests along the way. Check all of his dates after the jump…
Between her addictive new Morgan Geist collab/summer jam as the Galleria and her sultry, intoxicatingly languid new slow jam “You Never Show Your Love” with Teklife‘s DJ Spinn and Taso, Jessy Lanza has been on absolute fire lately. Today she drops a fitting visual for the latter track, and while not the first vid in recent memory to gloriously incorporate an inflatable air dancer thing — shout to HARRYS for Les Sins’ “Bother” vid — there’s something undeniably hypnotic about watching an effortlessly cool Lanza hold it down in a parking lot flanked by two air dancers that writhe around like Elaine Benes in super slo-mo. Directed by John Smith. Jessy Lanza’s You Never Show Your Love EP is out July 24 on Hyperdub.