On The Record
Mar 31, 2015
Every Tuesday, hundreds of new albums are released all over the world. And every Tuesday, we find ourselves searching Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes trying to figure out how to stream all of our favorites. But now everyone can stop doing that, because each week we’re rounding up the best batch of new music in one easy place — complete with streaming links, so all you have to do is press play. You’re welcome.
Say Lou Lou, Lucid Dreaming: The only thing better than one impossibly beautiful, impossibly talented singer is two of them, which is exactly what you get when you listen to Say Lou Lou. Even better– they’re twins. Swedish-Australian sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey drench their new album in ’80s-sounding synths, glimmering production, and dreamy vocals for a result that’s practically dripping with cool.
Selah Sue, Reason: The Belgian songbird behind the 2012 hit “Ragamuffin” is back with her sophomore LP and a bold new sound. She’s recruited collaborators like Childish Gambino, injected some major soul and reggae influence, and kicked her badass attitude into high gear for Reason. If the jaw-dropping title track isn’t enough to convince you to get her album and belt it at the top of your lungs, then we don’t know what will.
Shlohmo, Dark Red: The New York Times is streaming the LA producer’s new album a full week before the official release date — meaning, we don’t have to wait any longer for Shlohmo’s warm, woozy sounds. The entire record comes packed with glitchy beats and spacey melodies, but this time there’s an extra ambient layer ready to take your ears to infinity…and beyond.
Reptar, Lurid Glow: Reptar first made a name for themselves playing house parties as students at the University of Georgia, and they haven’t left those days behind them quite yet. In fact, these wild beginnings are still clearly near and dear to these guys’ hearts on their sophomore album, Lurid Glow. Featuring the band’s signature guitar-driven melodies, in-your-face lyrics, and jangly rock vibe, it’s your next party soundtrack — so go ahead and start planning a rager now.
Avan Lava, Make It Real: They call themselves “New York City’s freshest Super-Pop act to come out since Madonna,” and while that might be a bold statement, it’s not too far off. The trio has won a cult following for their wild performances — seriously, these guys get crazy — and their new EP is the next best thing to dancing alongside them live.
- SAY LOU LOU