Friday, February 23, 2024

loss of life


While not matching the blissful highs of their first albums, Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations, MGMT are more appropriately disillusioned on their latest effort of baroque alt-pop that oscilates between sprightly, optimistic 80s electro and minor-key introspection.




An earlier single, "Mother Nature," sounds much better in the context of the album.

The record is available now to stream and buy.




Friday, February 16, 2024

musow danse


The all-female West African collective Les Amazones d'Afrique has come to play with this blazing, sensuous, terrific, and exciting album, Musow Danse.



Its joyful, electropop-infused elements are courtesy in part from producer / remixer Jacknife Lee.


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Available for purchase here from Real World Records.

 


capricorn

Perhaps it's the mid-life crisis in me, but Vampire Weekend's "Capricorn" is hitting hard now. + that piano riff.




Their new record, Only God Was Above Us, drops April 5th.





Thursday, February 15, 2024

voyage




Yann Muller mixes up a cover of one of the most melancholic dance tunes of all time, Desireless's "Voyage, Voyage."


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

onlookers


My review of the Kimi Takesue's film Onlookers is up here at Film-Forward.

An intriguing, observational-based doc (no voiceovers) of Laos and its people and its tourists.









what now

 


Vibing on the vibrant new Brittany Howard record, What Now




The awesome "Power to Undo" is so unabashedly Prince, but also her own.