Author Archives: Matthew Hickey

  1. Single Serving: Surrender the Spirit – We

    We’re excited to premiere the latest single “We” from New York City duo Surrender the Spirit (Kristen Sonntag and Jonathan Rauberts). It’s a graceful synth pop cut that initially presents itself with a chill, gliding ambiance that builds with a gradual intensity and pulsing percussion before taking flight for its soaring final lap.  Steady-gazed and patient, it’s further evidence that the up-and-coming duo is Continue…

    We're excited to premiere the latest single "We" from New York City duo Surrender the Spirit.

  2. TK048: MusicNOW: 10 Years

    Originally founded in 2006, MusicNOW is a one-of-a-kind music festival founded by The National’s Bryce Dessner held each year in Cincinnati, Ohio with a unique emphasis on musical experimentation and collaboration. Specifically, MusicNOW is dedicated to being an intimate music festival that serves as a creative refuge for the artists that participate in it—presenting new Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Percussions – Digital Arpeggios

    Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, revives his Percussions moniker for this new one off single “Digital Arpeggios.” It’s a particularly entrancing cut of electronic minimalism that I keep finding myself coming back to this morning. You can buy it from Bleep if you’re so inclined.

  4. Single Serving: Apollo Brown – Not That Guy (feat. Your Old Droog)

    Michigan producer Apollo Brown is dropping a new album on September 25th via the always rewarding Mellow Music Group. It’ll feature contributions from folks like Freddie Gibbs, Your Old Droog, Oddisee, Sean Price, Rapper Big Pooh, and Evidence (amongst others). You can check out the LP’s first single “Not That Guy” featuring Your Old Droog Continue…

  5. Single Serving: CHINAH – We Go Back

    Definitely feeling the vibe on this new CHINAH jam. It kicks off with a smooth r&b groove before mutating into a funky, grinding synth cut that gradually fades out. I’m feelin’ in.

  6. Single Serving: Moses Sumney – Pleas

    Earlier this morning Moses Sumney served up the b-side, “Pleas”, to his new 7″ single. Featuring a swirling, gently-plucked melody to accompany Sumney’s pleading croon, it’s an exceptionally lovely tune. Take a listen below to hear for yourself. You can pick up the vinyl here.

  7. Single Serving: Small Black – No One Wants It To Happen To You

    Brooklyn’s Small Black are releasing their new album Best Blues on October 16th and as of this morning we can hear the album’s second single “No One Wants It To Happen To You.” This one rides a dark, bubbling bass riff through a hazy soundscape of starkly shimmering guitars and spacey, atmospheric synths. It all Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Françoise Hardy – Quel Mal Y A-t’il A Ça

    Light In The Attic has recently announced that they’ll be releasing brand new represses of five of Françoise Hardy‘s classic albums. Although several of these had been recently reissued on 180-gram in Europe, this is the first official U.S. release for many of these records in decades and, in some cases, ever. I’m particularly excited Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Here We Go Magic – Ordinary Feeling

    Here We Go Magic has announced that they’ll be returning with their first new collection of songs since 2012’s A Different Ship. They’d recently shared the album’s bubbly, synth-heavy first single “Falling” and, earlier today, they dropped the more intimate and stripped down ballad “Ordinary Feeling” which has a distinctly American Analog Set-like vibe to Continue…

  10. Single Serving: La Plage – Continente

    Oh man. This new single “Continente” from Belgian trio La Plage is pretty irresistible. It’ll only take a few spins before it’s mesmerizing, slowly-unfurling groove gets stuck in your head. That was true for me anyhow. Give it a play and see for yourself.

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    Welcome to the digital download page for TK047. From here you can download MP3s of the tracks from this month’s vinyl and our latest mixtape featuring the best new music we’ve heard this month! The vinyl this month features the debut 8-song mixtape by San Francisco’s very own No Vacation. Yup, we’ve packed this one Continue…

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