» TP1.COM

Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande “thank u, next” thank u, next (out soon on Republic) Considering all she’s been through publicly, it’s amazing that Ariana Grande is still only 25 years old, and her new single highlights that maturity. Over weightless keys, she speaks on her famous exes with care and perspective, reframing those very public heartbreaks into opportunities for growth and gratitude. Maybe it’s just her controlling the narrative, but I’m buying it.

boygenius, “Ketchum, ID”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on boygenius, “Ketchum, ID”

boygenius “Ketchum, ID” boygenius (out now on Matador) Though it only contains six songs, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus’ wonderful collaborative LP is one of the standout releases of the year. Its final track beautifully expresses the feeling of being far from home and never anywhere long enough to feel like you’re actually there. The three of them each take a verse, before intertwining on the chorus, which simultaneously illuminates their individual voices and highlights the shared experience …

1010 Benja SL, “Tragic X”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on 1010 Benja SL, “Tragic X”

1010 Benja SL “Tragic X” Two Houses (out now on Young Turks) Really all that’s known about the new Young Turks signee is that he hails from Kansas City and can sing his ass off. After a pair buzzy early singles — 2017’s “Boofiness” and 2018’s “Wind Up Space” — got the ball rolling, 1010 dropped his debut, self-produced project last week, which is a unique, striking collection of engulfing R&B-adjacent tunes. Its second track is an early standout and …

Images & Words: Deerhunter, “Death in Midsummer”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: Deerhunter, “Death in Midsummer”

Deerhunter “Death in Midsummer” Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared (out in January on 4AD) Though I’m not a huge fan of Bradford Cox’s noisier work, this rambling new track highlights much of what he does best. Seemingly inspired by the American West, his forthcoming eighth LP will hopefully be full of tunes that share the dusty, lonely vibe and stripped-back songwriting of this, its lead single.

Images & Words: Takeoff, “Last Memory”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Images & Words: Takeoff, “Last Memory”

Takeoff “Last Memory” The Last Rocket (out 11.02 on Quality Control) We’re smack dab in the middle of #MigosSoloProjectSzn, and the trio’s most understated member is getting geared up for his moment in the spotlight. “Last Memory” is a great example of what Takeoff brings to table. The 24 year-old has the uncanny ability to shift his flow effortlessly — knowing precisely when to inject pace into the track and when to downshift into something smoother.

Oneohtrix Point Never, “Love in the Time of Lexapro”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Oneohtrix Point Never, “Love in the Time of Lexapro”

Oneohtrix Point Never “Love in the Time of Lexapro” Love in the Time of Lexapro (out 11.23 on Warp) The great Daniel Lopatin announced today that he’d be delivering an early Christmas present in the form of a new EP, which also features collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto and (Sandy) Alex G. The title track is a characteristically heady affair — all Neo Geo synths and disassociated vibes — that is both peaceful and foreboding. 

Images & Words: Jessica Pratt, “This Time Around”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: Jessica Pratt, “This Time Around”

Jessica Pratt “This Time Around” Quiet Signs (out 02.08.19 on Mexican Summer) In my opinion, Jessica Pratt was one of the artists who was hurt by her label (formerly, Drag City) refusing to put their music on streaming sites. Though it wasn’t much of a drain on more established acts like Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsom, and Ty Segall, I was consistently surprised by how few of my friends were familiar with the San Francisco singer’s bewitching first two LPs. Now that …

Jacques Greene: “Avatar Beach”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Jacques Greene: “Avatar Beach”

Jacques Greene “Avatar Beach” Fever Focus (out 11.16 on LuckyMe) Originally appearing near the end of his labyrinthe, 55-minute mixtape that dropped in May, “Avatar Beach” gets the official release that it undoubtedly deserves. The swirling track has more of a daytime vibe than we’re used to from Greene, but it still delivers every inch of the emotional house thunder that we’ve come to expect from the ever-reliable Canadian. Now, we need the CDQ version of “Night Service.”

Images & Words: Tiny Ruins, “Olympic Girls”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: Tiny Ruins, “Olympic Girls”

Tiny Ruins “Olympic Girls” Olympic Girls (out in 2019 on Ba Da Bing!) Talented New Zealand-based folkie Hollie Fullbrook is returning with her third LP early next year. And “Olympic Girls” highlights her clever picking and her warm, woolen voice, which reminds me a little of Laura Marling. I’m a sucker for Laurel Canyon vibes, and Fullbrook delivers them with aplomb.

Desire, “Tears From Heaven”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Desire, “Tears From Heaven”

Desire “Tears From Heaven” Digital Single The most underrated members of the Italians Do It Better crew drop a starstruck, lovelorn new single. As is her wont, vocalist Megan Louise ratchets up the drama, channeling her inner film noir chanteuse and expressing her devotion over beds of Johnny Jewel’s signature synths. “Dear Tommy” is probably never fucking coming out, but as long as the Italians keep feeding me these delicious scraps, I’ll be OK.