Jens Lekman – What’s That Perfume That You Wear?

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman took on the ambitious challenge of releasing a new song each week in 2015. After accomplishing such a wild undertaking, the electro-pop musician has announced a proper full-length due February 17th titled Life Will See You Now. From the upcoming release is the shimmery new single “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Incorporating influences from calypso, bossanova, and nu-disco, Lekman turns his easy-going performance into a relaxing, upbeat dance groove. Listen to the new single below and head to his website for more information and tour dates.

In No Particular Order: December 9 – 31, 2016

Well, you’ve stumbled upon the final In No Particular Order of 2016. It also happens to be the shortest version of INPO you’ll find this year, since there are more exciting things in the works. Like, perhaps, the Top 50 Albums of 2016 and all the fun to go along. So these are basically the last few picks of the year for me, so thank you to everyone who is reading this and has read any in the past! Feel free to browse through some of the older posts here,…

Album Releases: Week of December 16, 2016

Injury Reserve – Floss (Hip-hop) White Spaces – Slow Steady (Indie rock/shoegaze) Kid Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ (Hip-hop) Omar Rodríguez-López – Some Need It Lonely (Indie rock) Michael Angelakos [Of Passion Pit] – Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields (Holiday) Few Nolder – Ace of Space EP (Electronica) Rebel Kind – Just for Fools (Indie rock/Garage noise) Call of the Void – AYFKM EP (Deathhore) Cattle – Nature’s Champion (Noise-rock) The Funeral Portrait – A Moment of Silence (Metalcore) Little Simz – Stillness in Wonderland (Hip-hop) Aaron Rose – Elixir EP (Hip-h0p) The Lox – Filthy America… It’s Beautiful (Hip-hop) Gucci Mane…

Album Releases: Week of December 9, 2016

Alternative / Indie / Rock Peter Broderick – Grunewald EP (Composer/Singer-songwriter) The Coral – Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues EP (Alternative experimental rock) Rosie Crow – Rosie Crow (Singer-songwriter/Indie electro-pop) Enemies – Valuables (Indie experimental/math-pop) Future PEERS – Future PEERS (Indie electro-pop/Experimental rock) Jeen – Modern Life (Indie pop) Stove – Is The Meat That Fell Out (Indie lo-fi/Shoegaze) Maria Taylor – In the Next Life (Singer-songwriter) Neil Young – Peace Trail (Singer-songwriter) Electronic The Colorist Orchestra & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emilíana Torrini (Electro-pop) Eli Keszler – Last Signs of Speed (Jazz/Percussion) Nina Kraviz – Fabric 91 (Electronica/House) Raf Rundell – The Adventures of Selfie Boy, Pt. 1…

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases; even his handful of mixtapes and releases in-between have no real connection to Awaken, My Love!. Instead, Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive.…

In No Particular Order: December 2, 2016

Have you started Christmas shopping? I haven’t started Christmas shopping… I’ll do it tomorrow…there’s still 19 days until Christmas…. Check out the full list of new releases here, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more crazy fun in your life…or less, depending on how you look at it. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases;…

Album Releases: Week of December 2, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Beans On Toast – A Spanner in the Works (Singer-songwriter/Drunk folk) Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations (Brit-rock/Indie rock) Marika Hackman – Wonderland EP (Christmas/Singer-songwriter) Kevin Krauter – Changes EP (Singer-songwriter) The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis EP (Alternative rock) Omar Rodríguez-López – Nom De Guerre Cabal (Experimental alternative rock) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome [Covers album] (Rock) Country / Folk Kane Brown – Kane Brown (Country) El Hombre Trajeado – Fast Diagonal (Experimental folk-punk) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 [Covers album] (Indie folk rock) RaeLynn – WildHorse…

TOPANGA – Shadows

Los Angeles indie electro-rock group TOPANGA, lead by Derek Brambles and Eric Johnson are releasing their debut Midnight Jungle EP in February. Based around their experiences and the nightlife of L.A., the new EP is brimming with electronic energy and glowing charm. From the upcoming release comes the lead single “Shadows”, a song Brambles originally had written as a commercial music composer. His love for the tune evolved and he decided to turn it into an electro-pop hit. Exploding into glowing synthesizers and toe-tapping rhythms, “Shadows” is an exciting first look into the…

Your Boy Tony Braxton – Kick (Official Music Video)

Over the summer, rapper/media personality Shad released his new alter ego Your Boy Tony Braxton with the surprise throwback-R&B album Adult Contempt. Drenched in nostalgia, the new album is an ’80s tribute thrown into a time machine and sent to 2016. From the release is the Janet Jackson-esque single “Kick” and its accompanying music video. Complete with retro outfits, dance circles, and a vintage tint, the new video captures the ’80s, and as director Sammy Rawal puts it, “the aesthetic and pacing but infuse it with more contemporary elements.  The finished video reads…

In No Particular Order: November 25, 2016

Is it just me, or were there very few Black Friday brawls surfacing around the internet this past weekend? Is this a sign that people are starting to ditch the materialistic insanity that is store-crashing fights? Maybe people are realizing that if they didn’t get the last 60″ TV or over-priced coffee machine, their Christmas shopping was not ruined? Or were most of the phones recording the action broken in a dramatic crossfire of left hooks and hair pulling? Maybe new iPhone just really, really slow at uploading videos to Facebook… Either…