New music abounds with Today’s Top Tune as we feature folky and funky work by Langhorne Slim, and the jilted sound of Joon Moon. We celebrate Petit Biscuit‘s 18th birthday a little early with a new song. Moses Sumney is set to play the El Rey Theatre on Oct 21. And we get lucky with JD McPherson.
Monday, Oct 9
The first song available from Langhorne Slim’s November release is Zombie! After recording 2015’s The Spirit Moves, Slim was itching to make another album that was very personal and raw. With a handful of songs that didn’t fit any of his other work, he embarked on writing more simple folk songs. We love Zombie.
Tuesday, Oct 10
The Franco-American trio made up of Nouvelle Vague collaborator Julien Decoret, drummer Raphael Chassin and vocalist extraordinaire Krystal Warren comes together as Joon Moon. The trio’s lovelorn song Tiger is an upbeat kaleidoscopic mix of genres.
Wednesday, Oct 11
We’ve been patiently waiting for break-out French artist Petit Biscuit’s debut album for a while now, and we look forward to it dropping in November for his 18th birthday. Classically trained, this young wizard wrote, produced and mixed his album while completing his high school exams. Check out Waterfall, featuring Panama.
Thursday, October 12
Singer Moses Sumney focuses his debut album around the concept of lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. A stand-out is Quarrel, a delicate lullaby replete with the sound of the harp and Sumney’s indelible pristine voice.
Friday, October 13
From historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, where the ghost of music past lingers, JD McPherson has recorded a cathartic album that traces his creative process as he navigates his adopted Tennessee surroundings. Lucky Penny is the perfect antidote to Friday, the 13th with its pure crunchy goodness.