Italo disco with a New York attitude, it pulses gently in your memory and bumps with style on the dance floor in your dreams. “The Beat’s Alive” is so cool, so vivid and the latest single from Glass Candy. Out now care of Italians Do It Better, you can download it from their webstore right now.
“Heartbreak Radio” is dotted with melancholy, bathed in charm and the intelligent, irresistible brand-new single from Manchester’s Abbie Ozard. A laconic and assured joy, you can find streaming links for it and her previous releases by visiting her website. Her debut EP meanwhile will be released later this year.
Girl is the title of the next album from North London’s Girl Ray, and you can hear its simmering, soulful and refined “Show Me More” above. The LP is released by Moshi Moshi Music on November 8th. You can pre-order red-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from Rough Trade and from the band’s Bandcamp page now. Via Stereogum.
London’s Liz Lawrence has just shared “None Of My Friends”, her wickedly-smart, quietly-commanding and tuneful new single. You can find streaming and download links for it right here. On October 25th she releases her Pity Party LP, and you can pre-order vinyl, CD and digital editions of it from her webstore now.
Calming and chromatic as it drifts thoughtfully then storms, “High Rise” is the blissful and dynamic new single from Seattle’s Natasha El-Sergany and her band Somesurprises. The track appears on their forthcoming self-titled debut album. Released by Drawing Room Records on September 20th, you can pre-order deluxe-vinyl, standard-vinyl and digital versions of it from her Bandcamp page now.
Emily Cross’ Cross Record release a self-titled album this Friday, August 2nd, and she’s just shared a wonderfully-framed and humane new video for its translucent “I Release You”. The album is out through Ba Da Bing Records. You can order vinyl and CD versions of it here, and you can find her previous releases on her Bandcamp page.
On September 13th New Brunswick, New Jersey’s Long Beard will release the Means To Me LP, and you can hear its chiming, melancholy and very-beautiful title track above. The album is released by Double Double Whammy. You can pre-order bone-in-clear-vinyl, blood-red-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it now both from the label’s webstore and from her Bandcamp page. Via Stereogum.
Exquisitely drawn, its long and confident melodic and emotional lines spiral and intersect with ivy’s natural grace. “Tongue Tied” is the verdant, melancholy and idyllic brand-new single from Jacksonville, Florida’s Brenna Erickson. Produced by the artist herself, you can download the track right now from her Bandcamp page.
Tranquil in reassuring, concentric cycles, “I Know What It Feels Like” is the pellucid new single from Santa Cruz, California’s Melissa Ann Sweat and her Lady Lazarus project. The track is taken from Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight, her forthcoming LP. Out from October 18th, you can pre-order digital and CD versions of it from her Bandcamp page now.
Sparkling as it climbs effortlessly toward the stratosphere, “Powder Pink” is a joyous exploration and the aerodynamic new single from Denton’s RELICK. You can hear this on their Soundcloud page now, and you can find more of their music on their Bandcamp page, too. Their new album meanwhile will be released later in the year.