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new Empress Of – Realize You


An unexpected Halloween treat from one of our favorite new artists of the past year or so, Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of. No word on an official release for lovelorn new single "Realize You," but we're really feeling the direction she's taking this thing:

the Land Increases


One is born. One dies. The Land Increases.

— No Recordings (@No_Recordings) July 1, 2013

Taken from the Land Increases' wonderfully bizarre and cryptic new 10-"song" 33 RPM 7-inch, out now on No Recordings, home of MOONS + Empress Of. Read more / unde...

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video: Empress Of – “Tristeza” (PORTALS session)


Our friends at PORTALS caught up with Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez -- aka Empress Of, whose full-on, swooning electro-pop set was easily one of the best things we saw at SXSW -- down in Austin last month, where they captured this charmingly intimate, stripped-down solo piano version of her new single "Tristeza," shot in black & white at Estuary by the PORTALS crew...

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Empress Of – “Tristeza”


Here's another lovely track from Empress Of's forthcoming Systems EP, out today digitally (vinyl coming soon) on Terrible Records:

premiere: Empress Of – “Hat Trick”


We are psyched to premiere the sparkling, starry-eyed first track to be unveiled from Empress Of's lovely new Systems EP, which will be released in April via the great Terrible Records here in the States + Double Denim in the rest of the world...

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video: Empress Of x Yours Truly – “Don’t Tell Me”


video: Empress Of – “Champagne”


"Champagne" is the A-side from Lorely Rodriguez's debut single as Empress Of, out today on limited 7" via No Recordings. Directed and edited by Samuel Morris Hamad. And in case you missed it the first time around, here's the equally lovely b-side:

mp3 premiere: DIIV – “How Long Have You Known (Moons美愛Version)”


Atlanta's Moons re-imagines DIIV's shimmering, jangly Oshin standout "How Long Have You Known" as a celestial new-wave dream, with additional soaring vocals (sung in Japanese) contributed by 美愛...

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mp3 premiere: Moons – “Waves at Night”


Here's the b-side from one of the more promising debut singles to emerge in the first half of 2012, from Atlanta's Moons. Download the sprawling, weightless cosmic transmission "Waves at Night" -- which really takes off when the female vox kick in at around the midway point -- and check out the video for the equally devastating (if a bit new-wavier) title track below:


The Bloody Mouth 7" single is limited to 250 copies on white vinyl, out now on fledgling label No Recordings...

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