Steaming next generation chillwave inspired tunes coming in by Florida’s own Firstworld. Attached below is Not Obvious, his second offering in preparation for a debut EP titled I’m Right Here.
The EP then sets out to be “a modern love story riddled with ambiguity and uncertainty. The story is chronicled through six songs, each one depicting a difficult and confusing stage in a relationship. In the pursuit of love, we often confuse or conflate the things we want with what we need at the moment, leaving us unfulfilled once the dust has settled.”
It all comes wrapped in an infectious lo-fi atmosphere, palmy air and a fuzzy gravitas that is hard to resist. I’m Right Here is scheduled for release, June 22nd.
Danish rock vagabonds PBSM are going all-in on their latest single, covering the mighty Lana Del Rey for Blue Jeans. They pulled out the big guns for the video, which premiered on Pure Grain Audio and is, naturally, attached below. Complete with a motorcycle, costumes, and moody scenery, making Mr. West blush.
The track is heads-up to their next EP, due this fall, and comes weeks after the stellar Struck By Lightning, out via the one and only Møs Møs. Take it away.
Swedish crooners Kluster have been on a roll, pushing out pure and raw tunes for the last couple of years. Time now then to release a proper debut album. Which is exactly what will be happening tomorrow, June 15th, when their collected works Civic will see the day of light via the infamous Rama Lama Records.
Being a group of five, Kluster do not constrain themselves to a single sound though, rather producing a broad spectrum ranging from pop, punk, noise, lo-fi and indie to jazz. Exhibit A being attached below, in Afterglow, their latest offering.
Surfing right through the Mac-vibes with fuzzy riffs and a general ease attached is Matthew MacMillan, out of the creative hotbed that is East London. Embedded below is Boxset, a dreamy, lo-fi piece of songwriting taken from his second EP Staying In that came out in Spring. Sparse information on top of that, which may or may not be due to updated privacy policies.
Danish duo (sic) Mono Mono feels comfortable in the hypnotic and spheric parts of the musical spectrum, navigating it almost effortlessly. Their debut EP Natural that just came out on Copenhagen’s Back To Future, neatly showcases their talent for crisp beats, icy vocals and saxophones creating a deep and vast sound that seems to be luring you right in, even on a hot summer night, losing yourself. Smooth.
Cabourg, the little vacay hub in the North of France, is playing host to three days of music, beach life and general ecstasy this month, when Cabourg Mon Amour will be setting camp sur la plage, June 29-July 1. The festival is in its seventh year which arguably can be a sweet spot for any serious endeavor or relationship. On the ticket this year are household names like Caballero and Jean Jass, Mall Grab, L’Impératrice, Juliette Armanet and many more.
Naturally, there is a rich list of up and coming names squeezed into the dense line-up too. One of them is the rising Vendredi sur Mer out of, mind you, Switzerland. Her music is driven by lush electronic production, decisive vocals and a unique sense for melody and tempo. She released a rather fabulous album titled Marée Basse via Profil de Face last year, co-written and mixed by fellow Cabourg 2018 booking Lewis OfMan, and find attached below her single La Femme à la Peau Bleue from 2016 which may or may not be more than it promises. Gonna be a hit for sure when she plays Saturday afternoon.
And not only that, check out the Team Poule selection for your uplifting dose of French vibes, live via the exclusive Spotify playlist.