Volcano Choir – Repave
It’s been four years since the first Volcano Choir album Unmap provided a glimpse into the collaborative mind set between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the band Collections of Colonies of Bees. Now they’re back with their second album Repave, a more straightforward and direct album than the experimental and oddly beautiful Unmap. Repave will be released on September 3, but you can already stream it here.
Le1f – Damn Son
With his eclectic sound and innovative style, New York rapper Le1f might well be one of the most interesting hip hop artists around. Newly released Damn Son is the first take from his upcoming Tree House mixtape, and it’s just as hazy and seducing as you could have wished for. Listen to it above.
This Must Be The Only Fantasy
The Mulleavy sisters never cease to surprise us. This week saw the release of This Must Be The Only Fantasy a new film collaboration between their fashion brand Rodarte and filmmaker Todd Cole, produced by The Creators Project and set to music by Beach House. Combining dreamy surrealism with mysterious video games and haute couture, the film is a truly intriguing ode to fashion and fantasy.
Silvana Imam & Min Stora Sorg– Blomstertider, Igen
We are still quite obsessed with Swedish rapper Silvana Imam’s debut Rekviem that was released earlier this summer. Her boundless blend of hip hop and pop is both dark and melancholic, poetic and luscious. One of the album’s highlights is definitely the collaboration with pop singer Min Stora Sorg, entitled Blomstertid, Igen, and this week the song was finally accompanied by a video. Directed by George Chamoun, the video features both Silvana Imam and Min Stora Sorg, beautifully styled by Daniel Åkerström-Steen and Per Götesson. Combined with news clips from a war-torned Damaskus, the video truly brings out the dark and melancholic side of Silvana Imam’s music. Watch it above.
Chlöe Howl – How Proud
Last week we recommended the British boy wonder King Krule’s debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, and this week there is another British whiz-kid on our list. Eighteen-year-old Chlöe Howl won all hearts when she dropped her first single No Strings in december last year, and this week she released her debut EP under the same name. Besides No Strings, the EP also includes of two remixes by Brolin and Moto Blanco, as well as the brand new track How Proud, a dark yet sparkling little pop gem. Listen to it here.