Alpines has given us a taste of their upcoming album with the haunting “Heaven”. This UK duo makes pop-tinged R&B music, and this track is no exception. Catherine Pockson’s voice glides over synths and breakbeats provided by Bob Matthews. Lo-fi kick drums contrast beautifully with Pockson, whose voice is reminiscent of familiar names like London Grammar and Jessie Ware. “Heaven” will appear on the duo’s forthcoming Another River, due out October 28th. Keep an eye out for the album, and peep the track below!
Jessie Ware has been giving us her honey smooth voice for the last couple years and now she’s back to release her latest album Tough Love. The gorgeous, soothing record will be out in a matter of hours but before everyone can get their fingers on that, Ware has given us a free download of a demo titled “12”. It’s a soulful, hauntingly beautiful track about midnight conversations. Can’t go wrong there, especially since it’s free! Listen and download the tune below and don’t forget to pick up Ware’s album tomorrow.
The beauty that Jessie Ware brings to the music world is something to truly appreciate. Her simply smooth, soulful pipes continue to tell countless love stories and we can’t help but fall head over heels for her over and over again. “Want Your Feeling” is a catchy, classy little gem that’ll be yet another wonderful addition to her upcoming album Tough Love. Her highly anticipated sophomore release will be out October 21, and it’s bound to be the perfectly sweet sound to your cool autumn days.
This is the last Tape Tuesday before school starts back up again for me. Every summer I try to make that one mix that the few of you who religiously follow my mixes will look back and say, “That music defined my summer.” I think Rare Occasions is that mix. Looking at it from a strictly musical point-of-view, you can clearly see that R&B ruled summer 2014. It’s not even a question. From my personal point-of-view, I am hoping this mix will remind me of the rowdy nights in my new apartment that I only partially remember now. I hope it will remind me of the moments I shared with the people in my life. I hope in the future I will know which moments were significant and which were insignificant because in the moment, the view can be blurred. Maybe I will listen to this assortment of songs in ten years and regret something–or feel some type of way. That’s the beauty of songs. They are like vials for your bottled up emotions that can spill over at any given time. For example, when you are at the perfect level of drunkenness and “0 to 100” comes on at your own party or when you are driving in the rain and a song comes on and you suddenly feel like you are the main character in a TV drama. In the moments when the rhythm of the music syncs up perfectly with the pace of your life, you get flooded with lost emotion and develop a true connection with a song. Those are the moments that will stay with you forever and give you perspective on the rest of stuff going on in your life. Those are the rare occasions.
For realla, baby
*Missing track 1 (“Her” by Majid Jordan) and track 3 (“On The Way” by Kilo Kish), not available on SoundCloud.
Outside Lands: That time when San Franciscans make their annual trek into the foggy depths of Golden Gate Park to tap into their inner rocker, raver or head bopper depending on the vibe they’re going for (and/or how many drinks they had the night before).
Show-stopping performances came from newcomers and veterans alike throughout the course of the weekend, but a few stood out to me as especially noteworthy. [Continue reading to get the skinny on all the best performances, songs and secrets from the weekend from guest writer Molly Murtaugh.]
Summer is nearing its end, but summer music festivals still have some unfinished business. Lollapalooza in particular is coming up next weekend and what better to do than name all the great acts that are going to be there? The list is pretty freaking huge but I’m going to break down some of my top picks for each day. This will either help you out in forming your own schedule when you’re there or maybe I’m just putting salt in a wound since you can’t make it. Either way, hit the jump to check out the full list of top acts you need to see at Lollapalooza 2013.
Disclosure‘s debut album Settle will be in stores tomorrow. To celebrate their release we invited one of our Internet friends Alicia Ortiz to write a bit about the features on the album. Each guest appearance seems to have been chosen very particularly for their musical style and uniqueness, resulting in an album of very different sounding tracks. With this project the brothers also break some new artists, revealing them to the mainstream. These sort of reveals help us with the music discovery process, so we got Alicia to write about each artist and tell us her favorite solo song from the artist.
Hit the jump to learn more about the features from Disclosure’s debut LP… Continue reading “The Features: Disclosure – Settle” »
I don’t know much about Jessie Ware, other than the fact that I’m loving this song. It’s backed by a Julio Bashmore sample and is incredibly soulful and catchy.
It kind of reminds me of a time when I was sure that I was running on the ceiling. I may or may not have been under the influence of something or another, and I decided to lay down on the floor and all the sudden I was running on the ceiling. Being on the ceiling is an odd feeling, though. Because unless your friends made it up there with you, you’re all by yourself. You’re dancing on your own. I think Jessie Ware was smoking the same thing I was that day. Note to the kids: say no to drugs.
But I’m still dancing on my own, still dancing on my own…