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premiere: Montreal’s Tess Roby releases gorgeous Ballad 5 single on Italians Do It Better

Tess Roby

Psyched to premiere this absolutely lovely new one from young Montreal musician and photographer Tess Roby, taken from her new 12", out today on Italians Do It Better, and streaming below. The pensive, dreamily swaying "Ballad 5" will also appear on Roby's new record, coming later this year on Italians...

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Yaeji – Passionfruit

YAEJI PASSIONFRUIT REMIX

Yaeji continues her breakout 2017 with this beautifully wistful and dreamy version of Drake's "Passionfruit", recorded this past weekend while she was out in LA for her first Boiler Room set. Listen below + download a free .wav of the track here:

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BOYBOY – AFRAID

boyboy AFRAID

LA-via-New Zealand lowkey electro-pop luminary Sam McCarthy -- aka BOYBOY -- is back with another undeniable jam, his first since last year's immaculate and actually sort of uncanny little run of absurdly catchy singles that still tend to dominate just about every playlist I make...

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video: Dzang – I Know You’re in Love With Me

DZANG I KNOW YOURE IN LOVE WITH ME

LA's Dzang shares the first track from his vibey forthcoming record 3G, due this summer on the producer's own eponymous label. The irresistible "I Know You're in Love With Me" features Olivia Kaplan, whose vocals lend Dzang's softly shimmering groove a dreamy, smoldering glow...

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photos: Julie Byrne + Whitney at the Glass House

JULIE BYRNE 5

Shot by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project's lavender/lilac frame instant film. More photos + a lovely video of Julie Byrne + Julien Ehrlich of Whitney playing "No Woman" together for the first time backstage at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, below:

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video: TOPS – Petals

TOPS PETALS JANE PENNY

TOPS share the Jane Penny-directed video for the first single from our favorite record of 2017 (so far duh), Sugar at the Gate:

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Kacey Johansing – Do You Want Me

THE HIDING

Dreamy new single from LA-based singer and songwriter Kacey Johnasing, taken from her new album The Hiding, out soon on Night Bloom Records, a label that Kacey started with her friends Alex Bleeker (of Real Estate) + Jeff Manson...

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premiere: TOPS announce new album Sugar at the Gate, share lead single “Petals”

TOPS SUGAR AT THE GATE

We are beyond psyched to premiere the new single from one of our favorite bands of the last half-decade or so, Montreal's TOPS. "Petals" is a sinuous, timeless soft-funk-pop jam with some of the most bitingly relatable lyrics you'll hear in 2017 -- “got a phone full of numbers and a list full of names / no one to call / not much to say, anyway” -- taken from the group's stellar forthcoming album Sugar at the Gate, which was recorded in LA at a spot called "Glamdale," a mini-mansion and former brothel out in Glendale...

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polaroids: DAFT PUNK pop-up LA

DAFT PUNK LA II

polaroids: Kristin Kontrol, Nite Jewel, NOIA + Jerome LOL in LA

KRISTIN KONTROL

Massive thanks and love to Kristin Kontrol, Nite Jewel, NOIA, and Jerome LOL for the magical evening last week at our new favorite venue, Resident in downtown LA, presented by us with our friends from Cascine + Modelo...

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