BlackBook Tracks #17: A Chill In The Air
It’s cold, y’all. I cannot even deal with this right now. New season, new moods.
How To Dress Well – “& It Was U”
Tom Krell’s vision of stripped-down R&B is warm and cold at the same time. “& It Was U” has a purity to it that’s totally unforgettable.
Dirty Projectors – “About To Die”
Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan has received plenty of praise, and for good reason. “About To Die” shifts and twists, delicately revolving around now-trademark female vocal harmonies.
Taken By Trees – “I Want You”
Swedish artist Victoria Bergsman takes wistful sentiment and pushes it into a surprisingly weird place. Her recently released album Other Worlds sees her paying tribute to the sounds of Hawaii unlike you’ve ever heard before.
Interpol – “Next Exit”
Whenever New York starts to feel dreary, it’s time to break out the Interpol.
Dead Man’s Bones – “Pa Pa Power”
Will Ryan Gosling ever rescue me from the hazards of my own life? Will he ever record another album with Dead Man’s Bones? His meme-worthiness may have declined lately, but let’s hope the answer to both is “yes.”
Feist – “Sealion” (Chromeo remix)
Back in the day, Feist’s tribute to the selkie myth received this funked-up remix from fellow Canadians Chromeo.
Diamond Rings – “I’m Just Me” (Yelle DJs remix)
The dancefloor becomes a dark place when French favorites Yelle take on this frank synth-pop anthem.
Foals – “Black Gold”
This seems like a good time to revisit all the feelings evoked by Foals’ 2010 album Total Life Forever. Haunting, gorgeous, and tightly held together.
Nico – “These Days”
In case you’ve been thinking about The Royal Tenenbaums recently.
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