Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hot Jam of the Day: Washed Out, “Don’t Give Up”

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Washed Out “Don’t Give Up” Paracosm (out August 13 on SubPop) If Ernest Greene can outlive chillwave, anyone can. It’s hard to believe that its been nearly four years since the Georgia-native released his genre-defining, 17-minute debut, Life of Leisure, and chillwave’s ultimate masterpiece, the sumptuous “Feel It All Around.” In the last few years, Greene has continued to develop his woozy, summery sound, and the second single from his upcoming sophomore LP is a perfect example of where he’s been heading. Light and …

Hot Jam of the Day: Dent May, “Born Too Late”

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Dent May “Born Too Late” Warm Blanket (out August 27 on Paw Tracks) A lot of what I love about the South is the same stuff that I love about Oxford, Mississippi-based singer-songwriter, Dent May (real name). Friendly, sheltered, antiquated, earnest, and just plain weird, May has been using his gorgeous, strikingly Brian Wilson-ish voice to craft gloriously cracked oddball pop songs for almost ten years. “Born Too Late” is the lead single from his forthcoming third LP, and its bouncy, …

Hot Jams of the Day: Drake, “The Motion” (f/ Sampha) // PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Over Here” (f/ Drake)

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Drake, “The Motion” (f/ Sampha) PARTYNEXTDOOR, “Over Here” (f/ Drake) Last week, October’s Very Own unexpectedly dropped four new tracks and announced that his third LP, Nothing Was the Same, drops on September 17. His last album, Take Care, was one of the best, most reflective hip-hop albums in recent years. The 26 year-old is at his best when he’s ruminating over evocative, down-tempo beats, and the best of the four tracks are perfect examples of it. Featuring potent spots from a …

Hot Jam of the Day: Julianna Barwick, “One Half”

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Julianna Barwick “One Half” Nepenthe (out August 20 on Dead Oceans) Each day that brings a new Julianna Barwick song is a beautiful day. The vocalist is gifted with some of the most celestial pipes in the the game, and with the second single from her eagerly-anticipated second true, solo LP, Barwick could light up even the gloomiest of June days (it gets foggy in the summer in San Francisco). The Brooklyn resident traveled to Iceland to craft Nepenthe and looks …

Hot Jam of the Day: Dornik, “Something About You”

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Dornik “Something About You” Digital Single (PMR) On his debut single, it takes young London-based troubadour Dornik Leigh approximately 4.71 seconds to take your breath away. “Something About You” opens with a little over four seconds of ambient noise, which sounds like someone opening a vault. Once the vault opens, Leigh’s sumptuous falsetto comes pouring out, unfolding into an impossibly sexy, Jacko-ish slow burner. Leigh used to play drums with TP-favorite Jessie Ware, and if there is any justice in the world, the …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.13.13): Chvrches, “Gun”

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Chvrches “Gun” Gun (7″ Single) (out 7/15 on Virgin) Another day, another bubbly earworm of a single from the Glasgow synth-poppsters. While we are still waiting for a full-length LP, the young trio has proven that they can write the shit out of a pop song. Driven by a delicious, sacharine synthwork and a New Order-style bass-line, “Gun” is an anthemic sing-along, that is along the same lines of their undeniable previous singles “The Mother We Share” and “Recover.” Vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.07.13): Disclosure: “Help Me Lose My Mind” (f/ London Grammar)

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Disclosure “Help Me Lose My Mind” (f/ London Grammar) Settle (out now on PMR) There’s no better way to close out Disclosure Week than with Settle‘s moody closer, “Help Me Lose My Mind.” Enlisting the warm, husky vocals of London Grammar frontwoman Hannah Reid, Guy and Howard Lawrence bid farewell to their debut LP in elegant style. The track details the sweet surrender of falling in love, and it is an intoxicating way to bookend a thoroughly engulfing, utterly brilliant album. Settle isn’t …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.06.13): Disclosure, “Second Chance”

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Disclosure “Second Chance” Settle (out now on PMR) In an album rife with massive hooks, show-stopping collaborations, and undeniable bangers, I wanted to highlight one of the album’s quieter, more understated moments. Clocking in at just under two and a half minutes, “Second Chance” may seem like a minor piece, but it serves as an important nod to their past and a reminder of how far the Brothers Lawrence in two short years. The track is based around an emotive, pitch-shifted sample, reminiscent of their …

Hot Jam of the Day (06.05.13): Disclosure, “Defeated No More” (f/ Ed Macfarlane)

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Disclosure “Defeated No More” (f/ Ed Macfarlane) Settle (out now on PMR) As previously mentioned, one of the things that make Settle so special is its versatility. One of the album’s finest pop-oriented songs comes in the form of this devastating collaboration with Friendly Fires mainman, Ed Macfarlane. Macfarlane’s velvety, effortless vocal shines over a slinky, sparkling arraignment. Disclosure has always had a knack for nailing collaborations, and this is one of their most potent to date.

Hot Jam of the Day (06.04.13): Disclosure, “F For You”

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Disclosure “F For You” Settle (out now on PMR) Jessie Ware, London Grammar, Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge, Ed Macfarlane (Friendly Fires), Jamie Woon. Settle features a host of head-turning collaborations with some of  Britian’s best young artists. That said, on “F For You,” the Brothers Lawrence prove that they don’t need a famous voice to craft a tasty, infectious pop song. The younger Lawrence, Howard, takes over vocal duties and glides over a slick, bouncy arraignment like a seasoned pro. It’s the first …