RÜFÜS DU SOL: Bloom Using layered synths, drums and warm vocals, Jon, James and Tyrone have built a soundscape and aesthetic that is instantly familiar, yet distinctly their own. Written between Sydney and Berlin and completed in hotels in Montreal and New York, Bloom is written, recorded and produced by RÜFÜS DU SOL.
Cloud Cult: The Seeker It has been nearly two decades since Cloud Cult started recording and releasing music and throughout that entire time they have chosen to remain completely independent. The Seeker adds to their recorded legacy, as it furthers their exploration into film-making by creating a visual counterpart to the concept behind the album.
Buyepongo: Todo Mundo Finally, the local collective Buyepongo, one of LA’s favorite local proponents of mashing-up various Latin American styles into a whole new thing, are releasing their debut album, nicely capturing their infectious vibe to which those who have seen their energetic live act can fully attest.
Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger Barreling on after a non-stop flurry of activity over the past eight years, Ty Segall is dropping his 10th solo album in the dead of winter, its cover depicting a Xeroxed baby head as it peers out of the fold amid a field of toner-black gradients. Staring into that disquieting image is adequate preparation for Emotional Mugger, which feels as fractured and delirious as anything he's recorded.
E1sbar: Televisual Although they break one of the cardinal rules of rockdom with a name that tinkers with replacing letters with numbers in a borderline-incomprehensible way, they make up for it with a sexy electro vibe that fits right in alongside artists like Air, Zero 7 & Little Dragon.
Mariachi Flor De Toloache: Mariachi Flor De Toloache Founded in 2008 by Mireya Ramos, the violinist, vocalist, composer and arranger for the group, Mariachi Flor De Toloache are breaking boundaries for music fans of all stripes, and their self-titled debut is a festive introduction to their work.
Robot Koch: Hypermoment For his new album, Hypermoment, Robot Koch is joined by a mix of veteran collaborators and some newcomers on the rise, offering up a dynamic mix of spacious, often-ethereal soundscapes that manage to remain sturdy and emotionally earthbound at the same time. Perfect chill-out music for your post-holiday shopping frenzies.
The Jack Moves: The Jack Moves Comprised of Newark, NJ-based duo singer and multi-instrumentalist Zee Desmondes and drummer/producer Teddy Powell, the Jack Moves deal in the forward-thinking kind of soul music favored by the likes of Jamie Lidell and Mayer Hawthorne, incorporating elements from classic old-school jams, street-worthy hip-hop beats and open-ended indie rock vibes.