"Cool 2 was one of the first songs we wrote for the EP. We like it because it is short, but it also represents what we want to do as a band. We tried to create an atmosphere around a short chord progression."
Dreams is the beautiful new 3-song EP from Amsterdam synth-pop artist Sofie Winterson, out tomorrow on Dutch label Magnetron. Lasting just over 10 minutes and starting with the lovely, glimmering title track, the whole thing is a graceful, fleeting, achingly melancholy affair, but I feel like the low-key standout here is the bittersweet "I Only Wanted You", which sounds a bit like a gentler, sweeter, more unabashedly romantic version of some of the Knife's earliest jams:
Panda Bear keeps the PBVSGR-related gems coming with his brand new Crosswords EP, featuring a new mix of the album highlight, along with a glorious studio version of live favorite "Jabberwocky", re-worked versions of "The Preakness" + "Cosplay", and new track "No Man's Land" (fka "Papadum"), which gets a trippy animated visual by Patakk:
Update: you can also listen to the full EP below:
The lovely and super affecting debut EP from SALES that we mentioned last week is officially out today. One of our surprise favorite releases of the year; listen to the EP (including the perfect but subtly heart-crushing new track "Getting It On") in its entirety below, grab it on mp3 or limited CD here, and cross your fingers that this thing gets the proper vinyl release it deserves...