Featuring Myst Milano, John Parish, Aldous Harding, Bell X1, Miya Folick, Julio Bashmore, Gia Margaret, Dua Lipa, Sloucho, Jam City, Wet, Glüme.
Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.
Here are the 10 single songs released this week I loved the most.
See the New Music section for all the of tracks and albums featured this week, and the end of the post for the Spotify playlist featuring much more than 10 tracks released this week.
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I missed the recent live show from Toronto DJ and musician and vogue scene artist Myst Milano., but loving this new one, an Azealia Banks-esque hip-house track.
It’s from a forthcoming record called Beyond The Uncanny Valley out August 25th. More info from the gal herself.
John Parish, Aldous Harding
John Parish and Aldous Harding combine on a Nick Drake cover song from the forthcoming The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake album.
Their kraut-rock take comes from the album out that also features Fontaines D.C covering ‘Cello Song’
The Endless Coloured Ways is a collection of songs by legendary folk singer/songwriter Nick Drake, performed and recorded by over 30 artists from a range of different backgrounds, genres, age groups and audiences. It’s released this July on Chrysalis.
Artists who were commissioned to offer up their own take on Drake’s work include Let’s Eat Grandma, Craig Armstrong feat. Self Esteem, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves, John Grant, Skullcrusher and Gia Margaret and more.
From Bell X1’s new album Merciful Hour out today, ‘The Lobster’ is a song I remembered the band playing from their Other Voices Christmas set in the Guinness Storehouse in 2021.
It’s the strand of Bell X1 that has some of that fizzy funny Talking Heads energy and lyricism baked in.
There’s something a bit special going on with what I’ve heard from Miya Folick’s second album Roach, out today.
As heard on ‘Shortstop’ this is big pop music shot through with a healthy experimentalism that lifts the track into a different sphere.
‘Shortstop’ sounds tailormade for soundtracking Euphoria season 4.
Hear also: ‘Cockroach’
For his first tune in 8 years, Julio Bashmore brings a discombobulating repeating sample (that to these ears sound like Rosalia’s ‘A Pale’) and work it into some acidy bloodied guts.
I can see this one feature on Nialler9 festival DJ set this summer.
A stop-you-in-your-tracks song from Chicago singer-songwriter Gia Margaret whose Romantic Piano album is out today on Jagjaguwar.
‘City Song’ is a brittle piano song, burning embers at its edges.
Dance The Night
This feels like a leftover from Future Nostalgia rather than the kick off of a new Dua Lipa era (it is a tie in to the Greta Gerwig Barbie movie) but there’s enough goodwill stored up to give this a star.
TM’d My DM’s
We’ve been featuring the work of Irish producer Sloucho. Newest track ‘TM’d My DM’s’ goes hard on the vocal cut and bass with inspirations taken from Baile, Dancehall and a microscene of electronic music – cloudcore that is adjacent to the likes of Two Shell.
The anonymous artist’s video was shot in Dublin city centre, “in full costume, exploring the concept of digital loneliness and isolation in a modern world”.
The video for his last single, ‘Memory Walk’ featured a 3-D Meta-human version of himself captured using motion detection technology as he plays with the idea of modern identity.
Sloucho debuts his live show at The Racket Space, Dublin on June 9th at his new event series – OUCH!!! – alongside Plus One (First Second Label)
More on: https://sloucho.bandcamp.com
Jam City, Wet
Electronic producer Jam City collaborates with Empress Of, Aidan and Clara Le San on the new 10-track project Jam City Presents EFM which dropped digitally yesterday
‘LLTB’ is an early highlight from a first listen, a cerebral soft-glow cut with New York artist Kelly Zutrau aka Wet on vocals.
Flicker Flicker (Nicolaas Remix)
A fine remix of Glüme ‘Flicker Flicker’ by Canadian producer Nicolaas. The original features on Glüme’s new album Main Character.
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