All I want for Christmas is a Garage-Dance alt-pop cover of Nat King Cole’s veritable Christmas classic. DENM wows with a modern reinvention of a song that I thought I’d never be able to hear again without stapling my ears closed to the side of my head.
Best New Indie
If you're still in search of that perfect song to record your Animoji Karaoke to this Monday, then the following tracks from Slowdive, Ariel Pink, Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers, Overcoats and five other favorites are sure to provide you with plenty of options to choose from.
Have you been missing chvrches as much as we have? The Scottish trio are proving powerful enough to influence a few newcomers. Yes, Plya is another trio with a love of electronics and a female lead singer with an angelic, pillowy voice. Despite their very evident similarities, we're not complaining.
After a long hiatus, Aesop Label signee Jens Kuross returns with a brilliantly composed track called Spiraling that is folky and experimental wrapped into a cornucopia of good vibes without the usage of recreational drugs. We Are The Guard tries to unpack and layout this very interesting piece of work by Kuross.
On Woodes’ gorgeous new single, Dots, the Melbourne singer/songwriter goes questing with elegant strings, powerful beats and, of course, Woodes’ haunting vocals. Epic is an understatement - Dots is dripping with reverb, grandiose and larger than life, while still retaining a whispering, goosebump-inducing intimacy.
Primavera has a completely original lush lo-fi soul sound unlike anything I’ve ever come across before. A.CHAL, fresh off his debut album Gazi, lends his unconventional, enchanting RnB songwriting to sensuous future soul production from Hansaa and soso.
Kailee Morgue is a young pop singer from Phoenix that gained more retweets with a bedroom version of her new single than I have ever gotten in my Twitter lifetime. Morgue got a viral hit, a record deal, and now ten months later, a solid single. Listen to the fantastical Medusa below.
While the rest of internet has had quite the love/hate relationship with MGMT over the years, I’ve never had anything but the utmost affinity for the indie psych pop heroes. Little Dark Age, the newest somber single from the duo, is the first song off their fourth record.