Lucid at it pirouettes, “Central Booking” is the enchanting, intelligent and beaming new single from Montréal’s Common Holly. The track is taken from her next and second album When I say to you Black Lightning. Released on October 11th by Barsuk Records, you can order deep-blue-vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions of it from her Bandcamp page now.
“Parachute” is a dark ballad, quietly visionary as it soars, while “Ocean of Tears” levitates with a magical, weightless ease. Both are brand-new singles from Caroline Polachek, and you can find streaming and download links for them here and here. Pang, her next solo LP, will be released sometime in the Fall.
Buoyed by thoughtfulness and jangle, “i’ll die anyway” is propulsive melancholy and the lovable new single from Norway’s girl in red. You can find assorted streaming links for it right here. On September 6th she releases her Beginnings LP, and you can pre-order a red-vinyl-with-PVC-cover edition of it from her webstore.
Its sentiments as strong as steel as high clouds and melodies curl and drift, “Me vs. The Volcano” is an understated triumph and the stylish, emotional new single from Maven Grace. The track was recorded exquisitely at Bryan Ferry’s exclusive Avonmore Studio. You can stream the track on their Soundcloud page now, and a debut LP from them is on the way as well.
Sur Back is a mysterious musician from the magically-named Jupiter, Florida, and she’s just shared the swirling, arresting new single “Nostalgia In Motion”. You can download the track now from her Bandcamp page, and it will also be appearing on a singles compilation that she releases later in the year. She will be hosting a release show for this jewel at Brooklyn’s Alphaville on July 18th, and you can find tickets for that event right here.
“Tenderness” is a pillowy whisper in a sweetly-remembered dream and the analog-toned and terrific new single from Jay Som. The track is taken from her forthcoming LP Anak Ko. Out courtesy of Polyvinyl on August 23rd, you can pre-order orange-and-pink-splatter-vinyl, red-cassette, CD and digital editions of it either from them or from her Bandcamp page now.
Falling is the name of the soon-to-be-released new LP from Seattle’s Dude York, and you can hear its brawny and irresistibly-tuneful “Should’ve” above. The album is out care of Hardly Art on July 26th. You can order frosting-colored-vinyl, CD, cassette and digital versions of it from them right now.
An afterimage that repeats, pulsing magically, “Strash” is the adventurous, affecting and brand-new single from Vermont’s Ruth Garbus. This will appear on Kleinmeister, her forthcoming LP. Released by Orindal on August 30th, you can pre-order opaque-vinyl, black-vinyl, opaque-and-black-transition-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from them now. You can also find her previous releases on her Bandcamp page.
Its negative spaces sing with an artful warmth, its complexities beguile and its presence calms. “False Promises” is the multi-layered, brand-new single from Lisbon, Portugal’s Vaarwell, and you can find streaming links for it right here. Additionally you can find it and all of their past releases by visiting their Bandcamp page.