This week Radar recommends the spellbinding second album by Team Rockit, a slightly disturbing David LaChapelle video, and Sky Ferreiras anticipated debut.
Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
“I literally wrote this album once everyone left me the fuck alone and stopped trying to to tell me what to do,” twenty-one-year-old Sky Ferreira said in an interview with Stereogum, referring to her oft-delayed debut Night Time, My Time. Two weeks ago she finally unveiled the highly anticapted album, and now the it’s streaming in full on YouTube. Listen to it here.
Team Rockit – Anima
When we interviewed Swedish trio Team Rockit a few weeks ago, they asserted their upcoming second album Anima would be “filled to the brim with hit music only”. Released this weekend, there’s no denying they were right. Blending trip-hop, and euphoric trance with old Nordic mythology, the album is nothing but a string of spellbinding bangers. Instead of a vinyl, the album was released as mp3’s together with a limited edition book featuring pictures by photographer and Radar Magazine contributor Fredrik Andersson. Listen to the album here, and don’t miss Fredrik’s interview with Team Rockit.
Museum of Bellas Artes – Pieces
With their shimmery and magnificently melodramatic pop music, Stockholm trio Museum of Bellas Artes brings an exciting contribution to the Swedish pop scene. After a four year wait, the band finally cuts the ribbon on their eagerly anticipated debut album, Pieces. Officially released tomorrow, on November 11, the album is already streaming in full on Soundcloud. Listen to it above and stay tuned for an interview with the band here on Radar Magazine.
David LaChapelle – Exorsocks
This autumn, Swedish brand Happy Socks enlisted no less than legendary fashion photographer David LaChapelle to shoot their upcoming autumn campaign. In addition to the campaign, David LaChapelle also created a short film together with collaborator and choreographer John Byrne. Entitled Exorsocks, the film is loosely based on the classic dance drama The Red Shoes and starrs actress Katie Johnson as a hooker possessed with an irresistible urge to dance. Watch it above.
Autre Ne Veut & Fennesz – Alive
The indie label Mexican Summer is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a limited edition book called Mexican Summer: Five Years, including a vinyl with collaborations between various Mexican Summer artists. One of those is the atmospheric and melancholy Alive, which brings together the Austrian electro musician Christian Fennesz and Brooklyn-hailed r’n’b singer Autre Ne Veut. Listen to it above.