I’m not exactly sure if I’m alive.
This is actually a drafted post. So, I’m alive in the sense that I had to physically press the “publish” button to actually throw this post online but..I’m almost positive I’m feeling like current hell at the moment. Best friend’s weddings will do that to your well being.
Such is life. Press play, and join me in the recovery process.
26 tracks to take you through your day of calm and relaxation. Hopefully, right?
New music from the Alvin & Lyle camp and it is wonderfully smooth. With 3 solid EPs under his belt, the mysterious A&L has just released the tightly-produced track, “So Delicious.”
Stream the dreamy first single off of the upcoming debut full length below and be sure to stay tuned – the album is set to drop in December 6th.
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The first time that I heard of Alvin & Lyle it was through their Luxembourg counter-parts, Sun Glitters. I was pretty much instantly drawn to their dream-pop blend of chillwave synths, lo-fi vocals, and an ever present electronic beat when I listened to last year’s release, Summer Dreams.
It’s good to see the group still working hard to carve out their own sound in today’s world of music. Alvin & Lyle have recently announced the release date for their upcoming EP, Sounds, due out March 26th. Their first single, “Winter’s Tale,” is an oscillating downtempo track that slowly builds and builds, leaving you with many repeated listens soon thereafter.
Keep posted for more here, enjoy.
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Philadelphia-local, Skeleton Lipstick, fell into my inbox seemingly out of nowhere the other day. I just can’t keep up with this city.
Gritty 80′s-styled synths glaze over your eardrums smoothed out by glo-fi beats – and trust me, it completely comes together. There’s a lot of things I want to ask the man behind this synthwave project. More specifically, how are you producing this wonderful music and performing Maxillofacial surgery at the same time? Well, perhaps not at the same time. But still.
This is what I love, when artists give me a little context to work with. Not everything is a mysterious secret. Skeleton Lipstick is a working professional who manages to make some impressive electronic music that takes our ears decades back in time. His apparent skill for life balance allows him to creatively stretch his mind when he’s not performing his grueling 9-5. How cool, right?
Listen below to his newest release, Glows Then Melts and be sure to put this gentleman on your radar.
BONUS: Just, wow.
And from SL himself:
The song above is a teaser for the new album. It does not appear on the album. I took the 10 tracks from “glows then melts” then cut them up, and organized the chaos into a NEW promo track! Every sound in the song (except the vocals) is a loop from one of the ten tracks on “Glows then Melts.” Nothing too special, just a little bonus song I worked up in an hour so. Head over to AIRLINES TAPES bandcamp for the real songs!
Sun Glitters may the most well known indie act coming out of little Luxembourg today but it appea
rs there’s a handful of others who are just as capable, making moves quickly.
Without much known or released about Alvin and Lyle, we’re left to our own devices. But the glossy beats, chillwave synths, and lo-fi vocals they leave behind keep us finely entertained and our attention drawn. I loved their summer release, The Good Feeling EP, but I’m massively digging their latest, Summer Dreams.
It’s a bit slower in nature, fatter synthesizers, and weighted vocals. It’s a definite change of pace but worth a listen. And at name your own price, what’s more to love at this moment in time?
Perusing through Bandcamp is often a gamble, especially with this future tag that I’ve been spending my time exploring.
Fluorescent Records has been collecting artists from all over the spectrum to feature and support and this EP, Else, by Canadians Al Ectrique and Seedge is on point. Experimental beats with hazy synths full of plenty of texture, this quick 4 track EP is just enough to refresh your music library of glo-fi goodness.
For more future sounds, also check out Fluorescent Records’ free summer compilation featuring a slew of the artists they’ve worked with thus far.
Having lived in Philadelphia for over 5 years now, I’ve been given a lot of flack for not praying to their God that is Bruce Springsteen. I actually have no opinion on the man, which I think angers people more.
Anyways, this fabulous rework of his legendary song, “I’m On Fire,” is pretty cool. I love the oscillating synths and the steady yet glo-fi beat underneath carrying the entire track. These are two genre’s and sounds I never imagined coming together.
Check out Spain’s Space Duke and the rest of his work here, and say thank you to the person behind this recommendation.
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Now, this album will surely be the cure to your summer-nostalgia needs.
Another Green World is the moniker for Memphis-based electronic musician, Alec West. Released this past week, In Dreams, is a 10-track album full of searing synth-pop, guitar loops dripping with reverb, and a thick, hazy fog that brings out the deeply embedded lo-fi sound.
Sit back, stream the album below, and enjoy.
Casa del Mirto has an incredibly classic italo-electro sound. Chillwave synths, downtempo beats, this trio captures electronic music that’s perfect for your headphones.
Taxus Baccata is dark and haunting, yet slow and delayed at other times. It’s a wonderful mixture of the moods they can create especially in their concluding track, “Finale.” Listen to the 5 track album below and grab it in its entirety (courteous of Mashhh! Records), here.