Pairings Box

  1. TK062: Oyinda – Oyinda EP

    This month’s vinyl is a particularly special release. Indeed, we’re very, very proud to feature four beautiful cuts from Nigerian-born, New York City-based producer/vocalist Oyinda – for the first time ever on vinyl. If you’re not already familiar with her, get ready to be very impressed. Gradually building a name for herself on the strength Continue…

    We're incredibly proud to announce that Oyinda is the featured artist in the latest Pairings Box.


  2. TK061: Sloucher – Sloucher EP

    Swoon Records’ signees Sloucher have been one of our favorite discoveries since moving up to the Pacific Northwest. With a vibe that calls to mind folks like Real Estate, Heatmiser and Elliott Smith, it’s hard not to find something to like on their debut. Their (admittedly modest) discography is best described as chill, melodic and Continue…

  3. TK060: Sur Back – Kitsch EP

    It was love at first sight, or, I should say, love at first listen. Caroline Sans, a.k.a. Sur Back, makes music that is at once both strikingly familiar and engagingly foreign. It’s like hearing an exciting and unexpected new twist on a melody you already hold very dear. As a result, her music is easy Continue…

  4. TK059: Lucius – What We Have (To Change) EP

    It’s hard to imagine our featured artist this month needs much in the way of an introduction. Brooklyn-based Lucius, founded by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, have been critically acclaimed since their debut album Wildewoman dropped in 2013. They’ve been praised by The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and pretty much Continue…

  5. TK058: Topless – So Below EP

    If you’ve ever spent more than twenty minutes seriously hunting for the perfect song to soundtrack a special occasion, your Tuesday night dinner, a backyard barbecue, or just for boozing it up with friends – then you’re our type of people. After all, some jams are perfect for getting cozy with your significant other while Continue…

  6. TK057: Baby Dayliner x Fusilier EP

    My CD collection once numbered more than 1000 discs. But over time, especially as digital music became more pervasive, I lost my appetite for broken jewel cases and flimsy, scratch-prone discs. Today my CD collection numbers well below 100 total. For that matter, I don’t own a CD player. I feel little nostalgia for the Continue…

  7. TK056: Hot Flash Heat Wave – Hesitation EP

    My friend Peter knows a thing or two about good music. He’s the NightLife Program Specialist for California Academy of Sciences (i.e. he’s the guy who booked bands like Hundred Waters, TOPS, Best Coast, etc. in a science museum/aquarium). He’s one half of the brains behind MEGABLAAG (i.e. SXSW’s meeting of the music blog minds). Continue…

  8. TK055: TENDER – TENDER EP

    If you thought steamy indie r&b had already had its moment, here’s proof you’re very wrong. In fact, the artist featured in our latest Pairings Box is evidence we’ll be eating it up as long as there are artists dishing up the good stuff. Yes, the recent output from newcomers TENDER (a.k.a. North London duo Dan & Continue…

  9. TK054: NVDES – NVDES EP

    NVDES, the Los Angeles based creative collective led by songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Ocean (also one half of the “tropical grit pop” duo Ghost Beach), have quickly become our latest obsession. Over the course of just a little more than half a year, the fast rising project has continuously surprised and delighted us through Continue…

  10. TK053: SWIMM – SWIMM EP

    California-by-way-of-Florida duo SWIMM (i.e. Chris Hess and Adam Winn) are one of those rare bands with both vision and chemistry. They’ve described their professional relationship with one another by explaining that they “basically feel like extensions of one another.” Together, they find inspiration from a shared commitment towards eschewing apathy in their songwriting while simultaneously Continue…

  11. TK051: Pure Bathing Culture – I Trace Your Symbol EP

    Warm, uplifting and exceptionally thoughtful. This is how I would describe the music of Portland-based duo Pure Bathing Culture (a.k.a. Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille). Whether reflecting on themes of mortality, love, or a particularly mystical take on spirituality, the duo pen the type of songs that are both universal and easy to digest despite offering unusual depth Continue…

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