Executive Producer, Music Department & Today's Top Tune
FROM Ariana Morgenstern
Kllo: Virtue Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam spent much of 2016 on an extensive world tour. The journey left them far from home, isolated and vulnerable and treading through uncharted territory while yearning for more familiar terrain.
Calexico: End of the World with You Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino left the arid land of Arizona for the coast of Northern California where they turned a home into a studio. The location sparked a new edgy direction.
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions: Sleep Enigmatic frontwoman Hope Sandoval met My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó'Cíosóig almost two decades ago in a dark London nightclub. There they forged a collaboration and their influential sound.
Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending It's been ten years since Franz Ferdinand burst onto the scene with its dazzling groove. Since then, the band has sold 10 million records, won the coveted Mercury Prize and was honored with four Grammy nominations.
Planet Giza: Domina (feat. Kaytranada) Montreal is now a hotbed of experimental production. A rising act on the radar is Planet Giza, which got its start making beats. It invited fellow Montrealer Kaytranada, already a fan and one of the latest exports to gain international success to collaborate.
Superorganism: Something for Your M.I.N.D. Superorganism describes itself as "a sprawling, multi-limbed collection of international musicians and pop culture junkies. Recruited from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, seven of the eight now live together in a house/DIY studio/band HQ in Homerton, East London.
Ariel Pink: Feels like Heaven Ariel Pink has dedicated his new work to Bobby Jameson, a singer/songwriter with a lot of promise in the early 60s whose work attracted a cult following. Recorded in his bedroom, Pink begins the album at the end of the protagonist's life and ends at the beginning.