Melody's Echo Chamber: Breathe In, Breathe Out Melody Prochet - the force behind Melody's Echo Chamber - went back to her childhood music conservatory (at the age of 30), to learn to play the drums. "Breathe In, Breathe Out" is the first song Melody played drums on and says about the song "It's a special one. I'm used to recording with masters of drums and accepting my drum playing as not perfect but with the right intention was a big deal to me."
Beach House: Lemon Glow For Beach House's 7th recording, the duo began to rethink their approach and shed some of their self-imposed limitations (including only writing parts that can be performed live). The studio became a lab, where they tinkered and experimented and "Lemon Glow" is one of those songs
The Chapin Sisters: Ferry Boat "Ferry Boat" is the seventh release from siblings The Chapin Sisters, and it’s their first recording since they each gave birth to their first child. On the eve of Mother's Day, we are treated to the title track "Ferry Boat", which is a prime example that a good harmony and guitar is all you need.
Vacationer: Magnetisim Vacationer co-founder, frontman, and bassist Kenny Vasoli tucked himself away in isolation to shift his focus from songwriting to production for their forthcoming album "Mindset." Studying the nuances of Ableton and some of his favorite albums -"Magnetism" borrows a beat from the Hall & Oates songbook.
Kamasi Washington: The Space Travelers Lullaby Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kamasi Washington grew up playing jazz in legendary Leimert Park under the tutelage of his father. His sophomore album explores everyday realities and cosmic themes. Big ideas take time, so the finished recording clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. Join the band on their journey into "The Space Travelers Lullaby."
Hatchie: Sleep Austrialian singer and bassist Harriette Pilbeam aka Hatchie gravitates towards celestial dream pop. How does she conjure her brand of pop? Pilbeam says “All of my songs usually start with a couple of lines that are very true, things that I think and write in my diary, and then the rest of the song isn’t really necessarily about me.” You'll find "Sleep" on Hatchie's debut EP out at the end of the week.
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread: Less Than Positive Loose and freewheeling artist Michael Nau (and his band The Mighty Thread) has finally taped a live show favorite "Less Than Positive." Recorded on the final day of sessions, this existential love song came together without overdubs, much like the way they play it live. Enjoy!
Coby Brown: Cannonball LA-based Coby Brown talks about his new song "Cannonball" by saying: “The idea for the music came out of a different project I was working on. There was a scrap of a marimba line that I couldn't get out of my head, so I kept it and developed it into the structure for the song. I had an image of cannonball that had its inertia overcome by gravity and was starting to free-fall from way up high.” Check it out.
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