Short but sweet this week with just eight tracks, on account of me running out of time, so much music!! Will do better next time, and thanks to everyone for contributing. Do let me know what you think in the comments below, I think it’s a really good week.
JAKL – Shadows: “London based artist JAKL first stepped into the limelight in 2015 as one of Glastonbury’s brightest emerging talents. Immediately securing national radio support from BBC R1’s Huw Stephens who asked him into a session, XFM, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music soon followed suit, enthralled by a vocal range both fragile and ethereal, with a stripped-back, graceful sound that only served to heighten it. JAKL’s new release ‘Shadows’ (is) a teaser for a slew of new material this year, including work with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) … JAKL states : “When you can’t see the light, the shadows are our only comfort. Everything that has gone wrong, everything that can no longer happen is hidden in the darkness.”
Jacob Frish – Till I Find You: First single from singer/songwriter country / pop artist Jacob Frish, from Cleveland, Ohio.
Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down (Opvs and ye. Remix): ““If there are two names that made some serious waves throughout the electronic music community this past year, Opvs and ye. were the ones that undeniably caught the attention of many.” It’s been four months since their last big collaboration, ‘Stranded,’ which went #1 on Hypem and was just a superb production overall. Finally, the trio is back … Opvs and ye. have teamed up again for a bumping remix of “Shake Me Down,” by Cage the Elephant … in a way you’ve never heard before.”
Cavegreen – Sun: “I want to tell you about Olympia-based duo Cavegreen’s new album Vita Lucida. Cavegreen’s sound is best described as a cocktail of folk, electronic, and pop … Their sound is definitely for fans of Purity Ring and Aurora … Cavegreen is comprised of Eleanor Murray and Gianluca Bucci. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the duo takes inspiration from the green, lush surroundings from which they hail. Vita Lucida meditates on this theme, focused around our human connection to nature. Check out the newly released second single from the album, “Sun.”
Stellarion – Miss Eden: Electronic music band from France, “We are two brothers, Paul and Vincent, and our music band called Stellarion officially launches its second song : Miss Eden…(Here is a) motion clip on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBZM_xe704c
TULALAH – Something More: Released on 24 February “Something More is the new single from eight-piece “orchestral folk” group TULALAH … The single, which comes from their upcoming LP: The Question, explores the idea of being truly content with letting go of something you care about. TULALAH are an eight-piece “orchestral folk” group from Melbourne, Australia that pride themselves on their immersive compositions and arrangements. Their previous album ‘The Flood’, released October 2015 through Melbourne-based label, Equinox Recordings, was praised as “Deep, soulful, intricate, delicate and intelligent” (Gavin Boyd – Soul Has No Tempo).” https://tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more
Omega Vague – Afraid: “Omega Vague is the solo project of Hartford, CT based Craig Douglas, who has been creating — in one form or another — introspective dark wave, dream pop, and experimental music since 2005. Aversion/Reversion is the most recent addition to his extensive catalogue and promises to be his strongest work to date. Sonically the album balances a fine line between light and dark, peaceful and somber, even blissful and grave. This is the first (upcoming) single.”
The Penelopes – Tina: “The Penelopes first new single of 2017 … Tina/ This Is Not America features remixes from Kiwi, Miguel Campbell, Oli Petit and a music video containing footage from Asia Argento’s directorial feature Misunderstood, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. Since the single package was first announced The Penelopes have received support from KCRW (US) who premiered the band’s cover of David Bowie’s This Is Not America the weekend of Trump’s inauguration. Miguel Campbell’s remix received a first play from Nemone at BBC6 Music, while Tina received plays from BBC6 Music’s Chris Hawkins. Clash Music hosted the premiere of the promo video.