["A Message" produced by Arca / vid directed by Daniel Sannwald]
Here’s some elegant new French pop from Toulouse‘s Laure Briard: “Peut-Etre” + “Ca Va Aller” are perfect breezy Sunday afternoon jams that recall both the poppier side of Stereolab and classic Françoise Hardy vibes, taken from Laure’s new full-length Révélation, out today on limited 12″ via France’s 2000 Records.
Tokyo’s Cuushe follows up one of the best records of 2013 with an intoxicating new jam from her forthcoming, dream-like Night Lines EP, due this spring as a collaborative release from two of our favorite labels, Cascine + the Tokyo-based flau.
According to the label(s), the new EP “is presented as a noir storybook, unfolding along four tracks to expose a haunting Japanese soundscape, complete with bad guys, funeral processions and skyscraper-sized floral arrangements,” with spectral opening track “Tie” perfectly setting off the intriguingly shadowy late-night vibes. Night Lines is out April 7 on limited 10″, with 100 copies coming in exclusive translucent sleeves: