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:
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...
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: