Bernice Puff LP: In the air without a shape

[Arts & Crafts; 2018]

Styles: dream pop, R&B, experimental pop
Others: Adult Jazz, Baths, Beach House

The sophomore album Puff LP: In the air without a shape by Toronto dream weavers Bernice deals in understated wonderment. Frontwoman Robin Dann’s lyrics often recall and indulge in the big, lush joys of childhood, while her tempered vocal delivery grounds those flights of fancy. With an unassuming demeanor, Dann will make reference to the amazement of a sun-bathed aircraft (“Passenger Plane”), frozen lemonade and bowls of watermelon (“One Garden”), or a lunar inamorato (“He’s the Moon”).

Mary Lattimore Hundreds of Days

[Ghostly; 2018]

Rating: 3.5/5

Styles: memory, nostalgia, loss
Others: Áine O’Dwyer, Josephine Foster, Dorothy Carter, Emmanuelle Parrenin

After a while, you forget it’s summer. You don’t remember what the morning is. After a while, you won’t remember what summer is or its happiness that with summer has long since merged into a fading white light, when that morning had awakened and ceased. But here you are, now in it immersed. Your eyelids flutter to alight upon the dawning of world, as dreams with memories mingle, tangled together as are your legs with soft linen sheets.

emamouse ✕ yeongrak mouth mouse maus

[Quantum Natives; 2018]

Rating: 4/5

Styles: cartoons, post-apocalyptic pop, slime
Others: Sophiaaaahjkl;8901, mushbuh, yakui

A little mouse twitches its whiskers, opens its tiny lips, and squeaks forth some prospective pop that scuttles, bumps, hides, seeks, hacks, hurls, seesaws, and tee-hee-hees all the way home.

Lil B’s Platinum Flame mixtape is out now to burn-up and ice-down those charts at the same time!

Lil B's Platinum Flame mixtape is out now to burn-up and ice-down those charts at the same time!

This past weekend, while I was busy doing a bunch of annoying, thankless yardwork at my parents’ house in the suburbs, Lil B pressed a few buttons on his computer in the air-conditioning and instantaneously shared his latest mixtape Platinum Flame, his first new music of 2018.

Johnny Jewel celebrates one-year anniversary of Twin Peaks: The Return with new album Themes For Television (Is it future, or is it past? Etc.)

Johnny Jewel celebrates one-year anniversary of Twin Peaks: The Return with new album Themes For Television (Is it future, or is it past? Etc.)
David Lynch and Johnny Jewel face-off in the Coolest Hair Contest (Photo: Rene & Radka)

I have a confession to make: up until about a minute ago, I was seriously feeling SO SICK AND TIRED of making Twin Peaks jokes on TMT.

Frog Eyes Violet Psalms

[Paper Bag; 2018]

Styles: last hurrah, sunset rubdown, anxiety ratcheting before a panic attack
Others: Destroyer, Moonface, Swan Lake

I always viewed Frog Eyes through the lens of “Claxxon’s Lament,” a song that existed for years before finally seeing official release by the band on Carey’s Cold Spring.

♫♪  SZA - “Garden (Say It Like Dat)”

WATCH THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SZA’S RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD SONG
“GARDEN (SAY IT LIKE DAT)”
FROM HER RIAA CERTIFIED PLATINUM ALBUM CTRL

DIRECTED BY KARENA EVANS
STARRING:
SZA
DONALD GLOVER
AUDREY ROWE

Parquet Courts Wide Awake!

[Rough Trade; 2018]

Styles: punk, funk
Others: Parkay Quarts

The Parquet Courts story is classically punk rock. It starts in mid-2000s Denton, Texas — hometown of the band’s unofficial figurehead Andrew Savage — which served as a locus where its future members would come to meet the University of North Texas student.

Black Moth Super Rainbow Panic Blooms

[Rad Cult; 2018]

Styles: psychedelic agamospermy, backhoe smells, haze
Others: Ariel Pink, Curved Light, Blithe Fields

They knocked the house down yesterday.

All the inside stuff came out, and now it’s just dandelions a day later.

Some days it feels like inside stuff is spilling out all over, like demolition in wind or seeds in breeze. Some days it feels like even I can’t find my insides. I’m anxious they’ll figure out who I am, really. I’m terrified they’ll never bother wanting to know: “It feels like nothing and we’re already late/ I’ll never be here.”

Trip Metal Fest 3 goes down next week in Detroit, ft. Universal Eyes (Wolf Eyes + Universal Indians), Martin Rev, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Puce Mary, Drew McDowall, and more

Trip Metal Fest 3 goes down next week in Detroit, ft. Universal Eyes (Wolf Eyes + Universal Indians), Martin Rev, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Puce Mary, Drew McDowall, and more

Unlike, say, that creep James Hurley; the Detroit-based, fiercely DIY, artrock provocateurs in Wolf Eyes are still cool.

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