If you’ve been watching Stranger Things and feeling nostalgic for that warm 80s electropop sound, then you are in for a treat with the dreamy American Eyes fromPromises Ltd.
The Brooklyn/LA duo is made up of Jeremy Malvin (aka Chrome Sparks) and Charlie Brand (from the band Miniature Tigers), and on American Eyes they have managed to produce something that manages to effortlessly move from 80s nostalgia to a far more modern synth-led electronic R&B/disco jam.
It’s the second track taken from the pair’s self-titled debut EP, due for release later this month, following up the off-kilter electronic cut Days of Lavender.
Roosevelt (aka producer Marius Lauber) has been courting blog hype for a few years now with his slinking, New Wave-inspired sounds, and he’s finally getting ready to release his self-titled debut full-length later this summer. A few months back, we got a video for lead singles “Colours” and “Moving On,” and today he’s shared another one called “Fever.”
Well, the terrible thing we were all dreading has happened, and now there’s no escape. I know how you look to me to make it better, but I am sorry to say that this time I have little left in my big bag of optimism to offer as amelioration. Much like everything else in life you are just going to have to live through whatever you can’t ignore. Maybe some music will help? If you can get past the vocal here — and I understand that wailing Chipmunk is a bridge too far for some people — you’ve got a pretty enjoyable song. It’s not enough but in the face of such horror what would be?
London duo Tender is made up of James Cullen and Dan Cobb. They make darkly-shaded, R&B-inflected electro grooves. They’ve signed with Brooklyn-based Partisan Records, and to celebrate today they’ve come with “Outside.” It’s a pulsing, mid-tempo, textured song with deep-burrowing bass grooves, warped synths, and subtle, syncopated drums ridden by evocative melodies and harmonies. It’s alluring in its rawness and vulnerability, with provocative lines like: “I will touch myself, guilty of loving you too much/ I’ll smother you, just to feel your touch.” There’s some devastating sentiment cleverly wrapped in a sultry soundscape.
Meet Oscar & The Wolf. The Belgian alt-pop artist (real name Max Colombie) is a household name in his home country, selling out 20,000-seat venues and set to headline Pukkelpop Festival alongsideRihanna and LCD Soundsystem next month, aided by the success of lush singles like “Strange Entity” and (a personal favorite) “Princes” off his European-released LP Entity.
But after getting the attention of tastemaker label Neon Gold Records, the buzzy artist is making his stateside debut today (July 28) with the arrival of his latest single “The Game.”