“I fear something’s wrong, panic is on.” Indie electronic artist Matthew Barnes aka Forest Swords continues to breathe soul into dub music with his critically-acclaimed second album. One of our favorite releases of the year so far.
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Previous vinyl record releases of John Williams’ award-winning score for Jaws contain re-recorded versions of the songs. Mondo’s watery blue release marks the first time that the original score (albeit restored and edited) will appear on vinyl. PCC’s sleeve art is a plus too.
“When I expel, from this mortal shell, will I die for living numb? Am I vital, if my heart is idle, am I doomed?” LA-based artist Moses Sumney continues to hone his bedroom soul music with his latest single, which is accompanied with a perfectly complementary music video.
Kathryn Shinnick, Kate Sullivan, Katie McKay, Sidney Harvey of Dolce Ensembles perform a wonderful cover version of Foo Fighters’ Everlong on violin, viola, and cello. Be sure to check out their their epic medley of Muse, Tool, System of a Down and Massive Attack too.
Game of Thrones’ YouTube channel keeps the flame of hype alive with this featurette starring the brilliant film composer Ramin Djawadi. He talks about how he makes music for the show, describes some of the songs from different seasons, and plays a few ones as well.
“This is not communication, just a facsimile of interaction.” Death Cab for Cutie’s latest guitarist Dave Depper breaks out on his own with this melancholic and comforting synth/disco/funk pop album about – what else? – a heart left shellshocked by failed romance.
(PG-13: Language) Zveki put together this fantastic mashup of music from Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd. The track blends together Starboy, In the Air Tonight, and They Don’t Care About Us, resulting in They Don’t Care About the Starboy in the Air.
Digital artist Florian Renner created this neon-lit promo video for the synthwave collection Magnatron 2.0 from New Retro Wave. While the imagery and sounds are certainly inspired by the ’80s, they’re also crazy slick and futuristic. The track here is Star Fighter by Wice.
Remix master DJ Cummerbund latest effort brillantly combines another group of unlikely tunes, seamlessly melding the music of Dave Matthews, DeBarge, Spin Doctors into a single juicy track which will have you shaking your butt and shaking the ants out of your picnic blanket.
Postmodern Jukebox and vocalist Ariana Savalas teamed up to transform Shaggy’s raggamuffin hit It Wasn’t Me into a ’60s-style version that sounds a whole lot like Tom Jones’ classic It’s Not Unusual. It’s one of those things that shouldn’t work, but somehow it does.