We're excited about the clean electronic pop sounds coming from London's Fyfe, whose Solace EP will see release on April 8th.  That is all.

Sam Amidon - My Old Friend

Sam Amidon has moved to Nonsuch Records, and is preparing for his label debut there, titled Bright Sunny South (May 14 release).  This one's short but sweet, a slice of nostalgia for (you guessed it) that old friend you fell out of touch with.  


Wales - Still Gone (Demo)

I was hanging out at a friend's place yesterday and his roommate, who I already knew as a talented filmaker and composer (he made this fantastic video for a band I have the honor of working with, Swear and Shake) mentioned to me that he had recorded a new song and posted it on Bandcamp. And here I am today with this track on repeat. "Still Gone" is Wales (aka Samuel Aaron Bennett) first and only track to hit the net, a dreamy late night pop landscape with layered, hushed vocals that draw you right into Bennett's world.  


Phosphorescent - Song For Zula

Phosphorescent's latest, titled Muchacho, will land in March via Dead Oceans.  Here's the first single, Song For Zula.  


Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

This record has quickly become my favorite of 2013 so far. Too many classic influences to list. Might be too early to tell, but this shit feels versatile, as at home at last nights dinner party as it will be at the beach in late june. "No Destruction" is my current favorite, if only for the line at 2:23 "there's no need to be an asshole, you're not in Brooklyn anymore".  Stop being assholes Brooklyn!  These so cal hippies are sensitive!



This band recently came across my radar and it's driving me a little crazy because I can't for my life remember where.  But it's sounding awesome on this Wednesday morning.  Houndmouth hails from the "lowland plains and farmlands of Indiana and Kentucky", and their EP dropped last summer on Rough Trade.  It's worth your $4 to pick it up here.  


Townes Van Zandt - Sunshine Boy

This collection of unreleased studio tracks and demos can be purchased hereReally can't wait to get my hands on this one. . . Aquarium Drunkard has the review dialed here.  


James Blake - Retrograde

Julianna Barwick - Pacing

Some friends and I put together a collaborative Spotify playlist for watching the big fluffy white stuff fall through the sky during the Blizzard Nemo that hit this weekend.  This new Julianna Barwick track would have been a beautiful addition, with it's drifting piano lines and layered vocals creating an otherworldy atmosphere.  The track will drop via Suicide Squeeze March 5th on Barwick's new Pacing EP.   A limited 750 are available for pre-order now, I just put in my order for the 7" on opaque red vinyl.