Friday, January 20, 2017

Listen: SOHN's "Falling"

British musician SOHN's much awaited second album Rennen is out and it's a lush sonic effort with haunting electro-overtones. Conrad, Hard Liquor, Signal and the lead single Rennen gave us a glimpse into the atmospherics Taylor was capable of, but he one ups himself with the mesmerising and soulful Falling. Hold me down, he cries, as his voice gets drowned in a sea of metallic clangs and brooding synths. What a beauty!

Listen: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's "Sleep Drifter"

Between Ronika's All Comes Back 2 U, Mai Lan's Vampire, Mozart's Sister's Moment 2 Moment, Sondre Lerche's Soft Feelings, Yasutaka Nakata's Crazy Crazy and MUNA's Crying on the Bathroom Floor, this week is perhaps the most infectious and sparkling when it comes to bubblegum pop. But if there is one song you need to listen to it's this gauzy psych-rock number called Sleep Drifter from Australian seven-piece outfit King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Listen below -

Listen: Adna's "Thoughts"

From Hot Thoughts to Thoughts, Swedish singer Adna's new song off her upcoming album Closure is dreamy melancholia with an other-worldly, ambient-leaning orchestration. It's exquisite!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Listen: Spoon's "Hot Thoughts"

Austin indie-rock band Spoon is returning with its ninth album Hot Thoughts and if the eponymous lead single is any indication, this album may very well be worth a wait. The song, set against a vibrant soundbed of guitars, throbbing percussion and mellow electronics, is pure euphoria. Listen below -

Best OST's So Far - 2017 (Updated)

The most gratifying and pleasing OST's so far this year: NA

The rest classified as Above Average (AA) / Average (A) / Mediocre (M):