Single Servings

  1. Single Serving: Black Honey – Bloodlust (Demo)

    Earlier today, Brighton-based critic’s darlings Black Honey released the fourth and final single “Bloodlust” from their debut EP. It’s a raucous, snarling stomper with an explosive beat, wet reverb-soaked guitar riffs, and swagger-filled vocals. Fiery, propulsive, and psych-tinged, it’s another reason to love these rock ‘n roll up-and-comers. The physical edition of the EP is on limited-edition CD and Continue…

    Fiery, propulsive, and psych-tinged, "Bloodlust" by Black Honey offers another reason to love these hotly-tipped rockers.

  2. Single Serving: Natalie Prass – Why Don’t You Believe In Me

    Hearing this song from Nashville singer Natalie Prass had me thinking of sounds both classic and current. Blending elements of soul, R&B, jazz and pop might seem ambitious, but ‘Why Don’t You Believe In Me’ is so wonderfully crafted that it all feels right. The one thing that struck me upon first listen is how Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Oceaán – Veritas

    “Veritas,” the latest single from Manchester’s Oceaán (a.k.a. producer Oliver Ceanis), is a mesmerizing mash of visceral textures, taut rhythms, and clean melodies that walks the fine line between experimental electronic production and r&b. It’s also the first single from the up-and-coming producer’s new The Grip EP (due out on B3SCI on November 17th). Ceanis explains his inspiration for the Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Panda Bear – Mr Noah

    Last night, Animal Collective comrade Noah Lennox—AKA Panda Bear—announced his next record, the wonderfully titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. Paired with his announcement was the album’s first single, “Mr Noah,” a song that reminds me of AnCo’s Strawberry Jam era. As we’ve come to expect from Lennox, “Mr Noah” is a cluttered collage Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Yumi Zouma – Alena

    New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma are having a nice year. They’ve received praise from several well respected critics, scored opening gigs for Lorde, and are set to play Iceland Airwaves followed by stops in the US and UK (Bay Area residents can catch them on November 20th with Mr Little Jeans at the Rickshaw). Their latest Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Leon Bridges – Coming Home

    There’s retro and then there’s this. On his debut tracks, Fort Worth songwriter Leon Bridges doesn’t just reclaim the sounds of early Southern soul and gospel, he writes songs as if he were possessed by the ghost of Sam Cooke himself. For example, his single “Coming Home” sways across the floor with an easy lo-fi groove, bluesy rhythm and low Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Ghost Loft – Be Easy

    Today just got a little better thanks to Pairings Box alum Ghost Loft (a.k.a. producer Danny Choi). Earlier this morning he released his latest luxuriously smooth groove, “Be Easy.” It’s a subtly textured vibe with a slick, tight beat, shimmery ambiance, and just the right amount of crackle to accompany Choi as he softly croons, “We don’t Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Tom Lark – Never Be Your Man

    New Zealand-based songwriter Tom Lark is set for a break out year. He’s recently inked a deal with Universal, opened for Elvis Costello, and released an excellent new EP. The five track EP is a pretty solid effort from start to finish, but we’ve been particularly hooked on the track “Never Be Your Man.” It features an easy-going melody Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Kid Wave – Gloom

    Kid Wave is on a teasing streak with the release of their second single, “Gloom,” off of their upcoming 4-track EP of the same name. Rife with hazy guitars, chiming melodies and muddled vocals, the track has the aura of life on the precipice; like something is waiting out there but we don’t quite know Continue…

  10. Single Serving: Bully – Milkman

    Nashville band Bully just dropped the lead single from their upcoming self-released EP and it’s a certified banger. Led by singer Alicia Bognanno, the fuzzed out “Milkman” is a fast paced bit of pop-punk infused indie with some garage rock influences to boot. It’s just unfortunate that before you know it, the just over 2-minute Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends

    A big shout out to the universe for being awesome today. There’d been hints that a Sleater-Kinney reunion might be in the works for some time now, and earlier today those rumors were confirmed as true when the Sleater-Kinney camp announced that the incredibly beloved trio are back with a new album titled No Cities To Love which will Continue…

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