Wave Racer is headed to U Street Music Hall on Friday, September 4. The EP is out later this month on Future Classic. He is only 21 years old but is already making waves (sorry), earning fans through his brand of heavily sample sugary-dance-pop. Enjoy and see you there.
The most recent Widowspeak, “Dead Love (So Still),” is perfect parts folk and shoegaze. It’s a psychedelic reflection on a love lost from front woman Molly Hamilton’s brooding teen years. Despite the whining rhythm section the track glistens with dreamy, atmospheric effects and vocal clarity. It feels like the end of summer, and the beginning of something great.
Their album All Yours drops on 9/4 and is available to stream in full on KCRW. Catch them in the District at Comet Ping Pong 10/22. Dream on above.
When you hear Twin Danger, you may automatically think it’s describing a pair of nefarious twins. However, Vanessa Bley 1/2 of Twin Danger describes the name as simply a person having two sides to themselves ( one good and one bad). One would describe their sound as Cocktail Jazz but to ask the band they would say it’s a mixture between Frank Sinatra and The Clash. Stuart Matthewman, the second half of Twin Danger was once the man behind another famous singer Sade(!). He lent his writing skills to two of her biggest hits; “No Ordinary Love” and “Your Love is King”. Vanessa also has an impressive pedigree as the daughter of legendary jazz pianist Paul Bley. With the foundation that had been set, it would almost seem as if these two were destined to connect at some point. On June 30 this year their self-titled debut album was released and which you can grab over at Itunes. Twin Danger may not be traditional in their sound, but the depth and quality of the music transcend any skepticism or uncertainty. So play on Twins…
Alternative indie rockers, Atlas Genius are on their way to becoming household names. They have plays on Spotify exceeding over twenty million and a rather expanding fan base. These Australian born rockers have two well received albums under their belt, Through the Glass and When it Was Now. On August 28th they are set to release a third entitled Inanimate Objects. They’re currently gearing up to do a nineteen city U.S tour which starts August 30th in San Francisco. After an album release and a tour, what else could be next for the Aussie’s? I’m sure whatever it is Atlas Genius won’t disappoint. Till then rock on and prosper!
“Right, Off the Bridge” is a silky outtake from the recently released deluxe 12-inch, which memorializes Yumi Zouma’s admirable two-year existence in the synth pop world. Essentially the new release is a best-of sorts and provides those fans who missed out a chance on the New Zealander’s now sold out releases a chance at taking home a shiny, new piece of them. Be sure to check out the dreamy jam below, and head over to Cascine to pre-order the new LP, “Collection.”