Laure Briard follows up last year's lovely Révélation with the sublime and classic-sounding lead single from her forthcoming new LP, recalling the '60s golden age of vintage French pop. Sur la Piste de Danse is out June 24th on Paris label Midnight Special. Video by Michelle Blades. You can check the album's closing track "Laure" (shades of Gainsbourg et Birkin) below as well:
Listen to our March 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by Negative Gemini, Merely, Maria Usbeck, Mall Grab, Japanese Breakfast + more. March was a particularly good month if you like to dance:
Sam Perry of Yumi Zouma shares the warped and woozy first single from his solo psych-pop project Zen Mantra: “Second Skin” elicits an eerie nostalgia and the inescapable tinge of vague melancholy that tends to go along with that, but there’s a brightness that comes from Perry’s pop sensibility shining through the song's dark undertones. Sam says of the new record:
Thanks to Josh for the heads up on this sprawling, ominous new track from Russian underground dance-pop producer/singer Kedr Livanskiy, inspired by "the otherworldliness of Russian winter", "the feeling of impending death and transition to another state when winter is over", Laurel Halo, Autechre, Inga Copeland, and Mazzy Star, among other things...