Get lost in the hazy, rainy nightbus vibes of the latest release on LA's Not Not Fun label, 2 8 1 4's Atarashī Ni~Tsu no Tanjō. The record is a collaborative effort between vaporware OGs telepath + Hong Kong Express, who've created a darkly beautiful and dystopian ambient cinescape in a similar (albeit considerably floatier) vein as another NNF classic that still gets regular play around here, Sand Circles...
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Here's a slinky, trance-inducing little bedroom-dance gem from Tokyo's Sapphire Slows, taken from her forthcoming LP Allegoria, out November 5 on Not Not Fun. Listen below, and catch her in Tokyo with Nite Jewel + the Samps on October 6:
Manda Brown + Maria Minerva ride around shining in this Benjamin Shearn-directed clip for "Seasons Change," the seedy/sexy, cooly detached first track to be unveiled from the forthcoming LA Vampires and Maria Minerva collaborative record The Integration LP, out soon on Not Not Fun:
Here's the new single from London-via-Estonia "disco-not-disco diva" Maria Minerva, taken from her forthcoming Not Not Fun release Will Happiness Find Me? "The Sound" kicks off with a looped sample of a quote from the Maharishi about transcendental meditation, before a breathless, love-dazed Ms. Juur launches into one of the warmer/brighter and more thoroughly intoxicating dance tracks we've heard from her thus far. Will Happiness Find Me? is out September 4 on L.A.'s NNF. Maria's first ever U.S. tour starts in September as well, check those dates after the jump...
New track from Sydney, Australia "avant-party" trio Holy Balm, taken from their forthcoming LP It's You, which has found an ideal home here in the States in L.A. weirdo emporium Not Not Fun. "Take It" finds the ESG-influenced crew exploring a dystopic, danceable world inhabited by vintage drum machines and wobbly synthesizers, as Emma Ramsay's elegantly wasted vocals lull us into a tranced-out daze: