I’ve been obsessed with this track all year, it really is the perfect combination of R&B and new wave synths. It comes to us courtesy of Brooklyn crooner Autre Ne Veut, whose LP Anxiety was released back in February, but it’s remained a favorite of mine all year.
♩ Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play [from Anxiety]
“Perhaps the most blogged about song this year (i’ve counted at least 88 blogs and countless remix ‘attempts’), ‘Open’ is bound to get your blood to the boiling point. Milosh’s breathy vocals are more than sufficient to send you to a sensual climax as the words just float out of his throat. The real highlight is the ambiguity; there’s no explicit language, no obvious sexual references, and no specific gendered material. Mike Milosh even manages to sound somewhere between a husky female and a slender tight-lipped crooner. It’s all very neutral, yet full blown sexy.” via The New LoFi
♩ Rhye – Open [from Woman]
There aren’t many artists that can do so much, with so little. James Blake has a gift. The way he blends fragility and simplicity in his music is stunning.
♩James Blake – Retrograde [from Overgrown]
What is (31) Days of Good?
A few of my favorite new releases, including James Blake’s sophomore effort, Overgrown, The Postal Service’s 10 year anniversary re-release of Give Up, M83’s film score for Oblivion, and the much anticipated Shaking the Habitual from The Knife. As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for more new music.
What are your favorite new releases this week?
The Knife//Shaking the Habitual
Little Tybee//For Distant Viewing
The Postal Service//Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition)
Various Artists//Oblivion (soundtrack)
[bonus: “My Lighthouse” is Today’s Top Tune on KCRW. Free download today, 4/9/13]
A few more worth a listen:
Dawes//Stories Don’t End
Kleenex Girl Wonder//Let It Buffer
Kurt Vile//Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark//English Electric
Twin Tigers//Death Wish