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Playlist 13.01.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend

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Playlist 13.01.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Playlist 13.01.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Playlist 13.01.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Khruangbin – Maria También

The trio are following up 2015 debut The Universe Smiles Upon You, which was inspired in part by ’60s and ’70s Thai cassettes. This time around they draw from South East Asia again, but with “underdiscovered funk and soul of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, particularly Iran.”

Lead single “Mari También” comes with a video about women in Iran prior to the 1979 revolution – it’s a celebration of creativity and expression, and features footage of a “large network of artists, singers, dancers, and songwriters” who have been in exile (or silenced) since the revolution.

Read the rest of this article at The Line Of Best Fit

Haulm – Settle

Haulm is a Brooklyn-based collaboration between vocalist/composer JT Nortonand electronic producer Reed Kackley (BAILE). The two met in 2012 while playing in bands that mirrored one another’s sounds, but fate didn’t find them working together until 2017. That’s the year that a few casual vocal sessions meant for BAILE, became Haulm. In their latest single “Settle,” premiering today on EARMILK, the duo mixes calming and lush sounds against the lyrics of a longing lover. JT Norton shares his thoughts on the song:

“‘Settle’ is a driving, downtempo piece that meshes forlorn R&B-influenced vocals with warped synthesizers and a decayed beat.”

Between parsed out piano keys, the protagonist shares a story of compromise, trading loneliness for the short-lived remedy of shared solitude. He sings, “I’ve given it up for you / and you know I didn’t want to be alone so you / can see how far I fall to give it up for you / that’s all I’ll ever want to be alone with you / so you can feel this too.” Though the narrative is drenched in melancholy from the singer’s perspective, it’s not obvious at first glance who is settling: the one longing or the one longed for.

Read the rest of this article at Earmilk

Two Feet – I Feel Like I’m Drowning

Rising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Two Feet debuts a brand new track, “I Feel Like I’m Drowning” today—listen here. The song is the first to be unveiled from his forthcoming third EP, set for release in early 2018, and his first release since signing to Republic Records.

The new music follows the success of viral hit “Go Fuck Yourself,” streamed more than 50 million times to date. The recently released video is Two Feet’s response to the organic spread of the track within the pole arts community, which has generated hundreds of videos soundtracked by the song—watch it here.

Two Feet will embark on his first ever headline North American tour in 2018. Dates kick off January 23 at Los Angeles’ El Rey, with further stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Philadelphia, two nights in New York, Chicago and more. Tickets are available now, visit twofeetmusic.com for more information.

Two Feet is Brazil born, New York raised artist Bill Dess. Two Feet’s rise to prominence began with “Go Fuck Yourself,” which became an overnight hit on SoundCloud, amassing over 8 million streams in its first days online. Two Feet signed to Republic Records soon after and released First Steps, followed by another EP, Momentum, released in June of this year.

Read the rest of this article at Vents Magazine

Hudson Mohawke – Foxy Boxing

Hudson Mohawke’s beloved track ‘Foxy Boxing’ has finally received its first proper release in the 2017/2018 edition of LuckyMe’s Advent compilation series.

The track has been a live favorite since the early 2010s, but with no proper release it’s known better for bootlegged versions.

The official track is available here alongside others from Claude Speeed, Sega Bodega, DJ Paypal and HudMo’s former TNGHT partner Lunice. It’s accompanied by a letter from the label discussing the lack of sustainability in the current streaming-focused, social media-driven music industry.

“We’ve taken the money we were meant to spend on advertising and put it back into creative for new music,” they write. “When the work was good – you guys told people for us. That seems smarter to us than giving our money to big companies to show our audience our work.”

Though the compilation is free, the label have asked fans to make donations to the ACLU, which you can do here.

Read the rest of this article at Fact Magazine

Chromatics – Ceremony(joy division)

As the world waits with bated breath for Dear Tommy, the prolific Italians Do It Better continues to quietly share a wealth of amazing new and/or rare material in 2017. The label just dropped a sprawling new deluxe version of CHROMATICS’ 2016 Cherry LP, featuring a handful of reworked tracks alongside the title track and previously released jams like “Hands in the Dark” + the group’s dreamy “Ceremony” cover.

Read the rest of this article at Gorilla vs Bear

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