The new visuals for Beach House’s “Wishes” features one of the most bizarre homecoming pep rallies you’ll probably ever witness. I’m still dazed at the fact that an emotional Ray Wise is the one handling Victoria LeGrand‘s vocals. Directed by Eric Wareheim (one half of Tim & Eric), the stunning video features some strange athletes, dancing cheerleaders, nunchuk-wielding acrobats (as ninjas we have to admire this), inspired fans, blazing fireworks, and finally, a real live horse. If you’re watching this and still haven’t had a chance to check out Beach House’s Bloom, then you’re surely missing out.
Guess who’s back? The sweet indie/folk pop duo She & Him! And they’ve even got a brand new album, Volume 3, out May 7th on Merge Records. The two artists, on their own, do fairly different things — there’s the smokey singer-songwriter M. Ward and the cheery, oddball actress Zooey Deschanel — but together, the pair does pleasant and bouncy, pseudo-sad, retro-sounding music. A prime example is this new cut, “Never Wanted Your Love”: its title looks serious on paper, but hit play and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to frown.
Never Wanted Your Love
We previously featured UK-based artist Deptford Goth and his chilling, atmospheric electronica track “Union” (streaming above). Now, we’re letting you know that you can stream his entirely stunning debut album, Life After Defo, more than a week ahead of its release on March 19th via Merok Records. The LP includes aggressive, arresting moments, as well as the more timid, soft-spoken moments, but throughout one thing remains the same: its captivating ability to feel deeply.
James Blake is set to release his new album Overgrown, in a month time, to which we have seen the a preview of the first single Retrograde back in February. Now the British electronic producer is giving us another look at what we can expect with the dub version of ‘Voyeur’.
A simplistic approach to a much deeper production, the track mashes together dance principles with more chaotic layers of noise, all of course with a palpable bassline.
This is a radio rip of BBC Radio 1 Show with Benji B.