just friends

premiere: Buzzy Lee – No Her
We've been fans of Sasha Spielberg's music since the moment we heard that stunning Leonard Cohen cover by Just Friends, Spielberg's collaborative project with her longtime bff Nico Jaar. So we're extremely psyched to premiere the emotional second single from Facepaint, the stellar Jaar-produced debut EP from Spielberg's new project, Buzzy Lee...
Buzzy Lee (Sasha Spielberg) shares Nicolas Jaar-produced new jam “Coolhand”
One of our favorite of Nico Jaar's many projects has always been Just Friends, his haunting collab with Sasha Spielberg, so we're very psyched to hear that the two have teamed up again on Sasha's new project Buzzy Lee. Sasha's vocals shine on the slinky, dreamy pop gem "Coolhand", the first single from Buzzy Lee's forthcoming Facepaint EP, out April 27th on Future Classic...
Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar + Sasha Spielberg) – Avalanche (Shlohmo remix)
We were teased with a preview of this one when Just Friends' Avalanche 12" was released as a vinyl-only Record Store Day exclusive back in April, and now Nico Jaar's new serial label Other People has let Shlohmo's somber remix go on their youtube channel: In other Other People news: the label just dropped issue II; head over there to check it out (the High Water track is especially great)...
Just Friends – Avalanche 12″ (remixes by Julia Holter + Shlohmo)
Our second Record Store Day-related Nicolas Jaar post of the weekend: Jaar + Sasha Spielberg's collaborative covers project Just Friends quietly dropped a RSD-exclusive, possibly Germany-only 12" for one of our favorite songs of 2012 -- their ghostly cover of Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche" -- backed with remixes by Julia Holter and Shlohmo...
Nicolas Jaar’s Don’t Break My Love LP: virtual edition
Nicolas Jaar's Don't Break My Love "prism" is one of our favorite releases of 2012, despite (or maybe partly because of) the fact that it was made available only as a tiny/limited/easily breakable $40 aluminum cube. That changes today, though, as Jaar's label Clown & Sunset has made the "virtual edition" of the record available digitally for only $7...
mp3: Shlohmo – BBC Radio 1 mix
Great new mix by Shlohmo for BBC Radio 1's Exploring Future Beats, featuring a bunch of unreleased material from the L.A. producer, including a dope new track called "Out of Hand" + remixes of Just Friends (Nico Jaar + Sasha Spielberg), Ryan Hemsworth, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more: mp3:
Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar + Sasha Spielberg) – “Avalanche”
Feels a little ridiculous calling Nicolas Jaar's The Prism one of our favorite releases of 2012 so far, as the tracks come housed in a tiny, fragile (ours already broke), very cool looking $40 aluminum cube that most people won't be able to hear until Jaar decides to release all of these tracks digitally...