Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Viet Cong - "Continental Shelf"

No surprise that after releasing a cassette EP simply titled Cassette, Viet Cong are set to release their debut LP on Flemish Eye / Jagjaguwar in January of 2015 and have named it *pause for effect* Viet Cong. As unsurprising as that news, it's equally unsurprising that the first single released from said LP is one noisy, insistent and very good song, "Continental Shelf."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Black Opera - "Beginning of the End (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)"

Man, Georgia Anne Muldrow is just KILLING it of late. Her new record oLIGARCHY sUCKS! dropped recently and it is a serious headphone trip that rewards repeat listens and will soundtrack your sleepless nights for weeks to come.

Then what to my wandering ears should appear, but a post from Mello Music Group in my Soundcloud stream from upcoming act The Black Opera, produced by Tall Black Guy (!) and featuring the inestimable Ms. Muldrow (!!). This is a venn diagram with enough overlap it's just a circle.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Erlend Øye - "Rainman"

Not entirely sure what he means when he sings "loving you is like waiting for the rain to come," but I'm going to work under the assumption this is about eager anticipation and not existential dread. I mean, this is Erlend Øye, right? Dude's a lover.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bosq ft. Nicole Willis - "Bad For Me"

Here's a collaboration I didn't even know I wanted that just seems SO right now that I know it's on the horizon. Bosq is no stranger to Reductive Review readers, but Willis is a longtime love of mine that predates the blog (and maybe even blogs altogether as her album Soul Makeover dates back to 2000). If you're not hip to this soul vocalist, take a listen to this teaser from the new collabo and then seek out her back catalog - particularly her debut and 2006's Keep Reaching Up. Woman's got a voice.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kat Edmonson - "Oh My Love"

Heaven, I'm in heaven And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak And I seem to find the happiness I seek When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dawn Pemberton - "Deeper"

More goodness from Do Right! Music. It's truth in advertising from those folks as they always come correct - this time with a teaser from the forthcoming Say Somethin' LP from Vancouver soul-singer Dawn Pemberton. You'll have to wait til just before Halloween for the full-length though as it drops October 28th.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This Will Destroy You - "Dustism"

If it doesn't destroy you, it will certainly make your day. Another Language is another stunner from TWDY. Out September 16th on Suicide Squeeze.