Indie Chill

Francis and the Lights is a Oakland-based musical project led by singer-songwriter-producer Francis Farewell Starlite. My City’s Gone is a beautifully haunting track that’s carried by lonesome piano keys, softly sparkling electronics, and vocal effects that add an extra pinch of charm.
Eccentric Swede Martin Molin, a.k.a Wintergatan, has made the sort of instrument you’d expect to see at the World’s Fair. His Marble Machine is an immensely impressive engineering feat, and it plays a pretty bitching song too.
Justin Vernon has publicly stated that he has no future plans to make more music as Bon Iver. Luckily for those of us longing for lo-fi reverb-soaked songs that pack an emotional punch, there’s Novo Amor.
ØRKA is an artist in the vein of Flying Lotus or James Blake. The music is downtempo, dark and dramatic but never boring or sleep inducing, even when the track strays into somewhat psychedelic territories.
Rachel Keen, aka Raye, was raised in a musical family, and weaned on classic soul and jazz. These influences show up throughout her varied, layered debut, Welcome to the Winter, which includes seven songs of offbeat R&B with a natural pop glaze.
The Order of Life and Death, or T.O.L.D., is the musical alter ego of Los-Angeles-via-London crooner Dan Smith. His debut single, Lucifer's Eyes, is a shiny bit of electro pop that we'd call a best new track.

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