Today’s Top Tune gives you something to look forward to each and every weekday. This week’s treats include a new song by Toro Y Moi with The Mattson 2. We celebrate Laura Marling’s birthday with a new song, and introduce Ty Richards, a refreshing new voice out of Austin. Slowdive have been silent for the last 22 years, but with a new album on the horizon and a new track to share the Brits are ready to hit the States with a handful of shows. And we experience the sound of a promising new duo, Parekh & Singh, out of Kolkata, India.
Monday, January 30
Chaz Bundick and The Mattson 2: title track from Star Stuff
The Mattson 2 and Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, met when Chaz came to the jazzy duo’s rescue after having forgotten to pack a stool for a show in Oakland. He stayed for their mesmerizing sets and months later they began their collaboration. Impromptu sessions coalesced into an album’s worth of compositions. “Star Stuff” is a preview from the album which drops in March.
Tuesday, January 31
Ty Richards: Spaceman from Zillions
Psychedelic and experimental Austin artist Ty Richards has a debut album coming out this Friday. Dubbed “Beck Zeppelin” by fans, his song “Spaceman” takes us on a trippy languid journey.
Wednesday, February 1
Laura Marling: Wild Fire from Semper Femina
Younger than Taylor Swift, Adele and Solange, Laura Marling is just as talented. Today we celebrate the Brit’s 27th birthday by sharing her new song, “Wild Fire.”
Thursday, February 2
Slowdive: Star Roving
It’s hard to believe that 22 years have passed since Slowdive last released an album with their brand of dreamy shoegaze. Reuniting in 2014, after a lot of work and a little apprehension they’re ready to bestow their latest, “Star Roving.”
Friday, February 3
Parekh & Singh: I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll from Ocean
Based in Kolkata, India pop duo Parekh & Singh create songs of magical beauty. The agony and ecstasy of love are explored on “I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll,” the opening track of their debut album.