Is there a song that can trasition between jazz-folk-singer-songwriter, Meklit, and electro pioneer, Gary Numan? Yes. It’s Cut Copy’s newest single, Airborne. I’m quite proud of that discovery. All that and more in the playlist this time around.
It’s always interesting to hear a very familiar voice singing an unfamiliar song. The instantly singable melodies of Lo Tom make that even more strange. It’s new, but I felt when I first heard it that I knew it. Lo Tom is a new project fronted by David Bazan with members from Pedro the Lion and Starflyer 59. The full, self-titled album dropped this week, and included here is the first single that was released, Overboard.
Jazz and soul, bright horns, fluttering strings and beautiful melodies… Ethiopian jazz, folk, singer-songwriter, Meklit. There’s so much I’ve been enjoying in her new record, When The People Move, The Music Moves Too. It’s all enhanced by the guest appearances from The Preservation Hall Horns and Andrew Bird.
Other highlights this edition are Pixx, Songhoy Blues, Salt Cathedral, This Is The Kit, and Vertebrae.
- Pixx – I Bow Down
- Lo Tom – Overboard
- Waxahatchee – Never Been Wrong
- Com Truise – … Of Your Fake Dimension
- Mammut – Breathe Into Me
- Songhoy Blues – Sahara (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Mogwai – Party in the Dark
- DJ Shadow – Systematic (feat. Nas)
- Salt Cathedral – Always There When I Need You
- This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
- The Districts – If Before I Wake
- The Telescopes – You Can’t Reach What You Hunger
- Vertebrae – Half The Time
- Low Cut Connie – Controversy
- Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Kone – Mansa Soyari
- Meklit – I Want to Sing for Them All (feat. Andrew Bird)
- Cut Copy – Airborne
- Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin
- Nine Inch Nails – Less Than
- Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses
- Jadea Kelly – On The Water
- Olafur Arnalds, Arnor Dan – Take My Leave of You