Giraffage & Japanese Breakfast – Maybes
From San Fran producer’s new album Too Real, his collaboration with Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast is an immediate warm cup of sonics, like a gentle EDM track that works. The album dropped on Ninja Tune’s sublabel Counter Records.
Cut Copy – Memories We Share
Australian electro pop band return with an under-rated album in Haiku From Zero and this is a standout.
Tune-yards – Look At Your Hands
Now officially a duo of Merril Garbus and Nate Brenner, tune-yards will release a fourth record called I can feel you creep into my private life on January 19th. The sound of this song ‘Look At Your Hands’ is a nice taster, it’s more focused, danceable and electronic-leaning while retaining some of that Afro looped pop exuberance that is a key part of the Tune-yards identity.
“Thematically, the twelve new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is music to dance to.|
Palms Trax – Honey Lemongina
Another highlight form Permanent Vacation’s 10th anniversary compilation (alongside New Jackson and Margie Lewis).
SONDAR – Ready
Effervescent electro pop from Cait and Katie, a duo from Nashville.