LA's Spazzkid and Brooklyn-based Zongo Junction talk about their summery new records. We sneak peeks at upcoming albums from Avi Buffalo and Moodoid, drop hip hop n'soul from BJ Smith, Astronote, The Herbaliser, and Zara McFarlane, and air electronic pop by Nautic and Teach Kids Manners.
Amber, Max and Andris have really come back with something amazing with their second LP. The mixture of seminal chords, spaced out vocals, and beautifully structured rhythms combine to make this collection beyond superlatives.
Emanative's dark and moody rhythms are beautifully offset by Rob Gallagher's trademark 'Made In Hackney' hypnotic vocals. This is an atmospheric masterpiece.
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Another great single from this endearingly strange band. The video for "Feeling Good" rocks this song, by the way:
What a wonderful song! A pungent side-step of a piano riff, a moody vocal, and those strings sneaking in here and there, a great combination.
But that piano riff . . . it'll be stuck in my mind for quite a while.