new wave

watch Thool’s immersive Total Nobrum mixtape movie
Here's a late dark horse contender for your year-end lists: weirdo electronic group Thool take us on an immersive audiovisual journey through a balmy, disorienting haze of left-field prog, boogie, balearica, and other assorted unclassifiable hypnagogic pop oddities...
BOSCO – Adrenaline
BOSCO follows up one of the dreamiest vids of the year with another wavy track from her new EP b., out August 11th on Fools Gold:
NV – Binasu
Thanks to Adam for the heads up on Russian experimental pop luminary Kate Shilonosova, aka NV, and her entrancing and addictive new album Binasu. The adventurous, genre-defying record is teeming with otherworldly, '80s Japanese new wave-indebted pop vibes, and with songs like the very kawaii "K…
Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate
Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) unveils the beautiful, '80s-pop-inspired title track from X-Communicate, her new album as Kristin Kontrol, out in May on Sub Pop. Kristin says of the record: