Jessie Ware’s awesome Tough Love track “Say You Love Me” is a big, bold power ballad, a far cry from her usual poised smoldering. Rising London production duo Gorgon City’s remix remakes the song into a club anthem, framing it with a different sort of bigness and boldness. Whereas the original might crush your heart, the remix might just level your whole body. Stream or download it below.
Last fall Rhye singer Mike Milosh released his latest solo effort Jetlag, an album that in my mind surpassed even the whispery, delicate beauty Rhye achieved on their breakout debut Woman. (As explained in our interview, it was a wonderful love letter to his wife.) Now Rhye is getting ready to head out on tour, and Milosh has shared a new airy, sensual slow jam that they’re planning to debut on the road called “Right Never Comes.” It’s listed as a Milosh song, not a Rhye song, so that’s kind of confusing, but my is this thing pretty. Hear it below.
L.A. musician Jennifer Lee makes lively futuristic dance-pop under the name TOKiMONSTA. She’s been very busy in recent years, releasing two LPs, two EPs, and two standalone singles since 2010 on labels including Ultra and Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune. She was also on Skrillex’s train tour across Canada a couple summers ago among such prestigious company as Diplo, Pretty Lights, and Grimes. Lee’s latest offering is Desiderium, a seven-song set that spans a wide range of sounds. Lead single “Realla” finds Lee teaming with Anderson Paak on a floaty twilight ballad that conjures a vibe similar to Janelle Monaé and Miguel’s sensual “Primetime” crossed with Kanye West’s ominous “Blood On The Leaves.” Elsewhere, as on appropriately titled intro track “Beginning,” Lee’s classical background shines through; the instrumental unspools eerie arpeggios over a clattering bombardment of drums. And on tracks such as “Drive” or “Sakamoto Spring,” she launches into brainy pulse-pounding electronica. Desiderium is an impressive piece of work, and you can hear it in full below ahead of next week’s official release.
You can at least hear it now: http://www.stereogum.com/1706261/stream-julian-casablancas-the-voidz-tyranny/mp3s/album-stream/
Yeah, I was really looking forward to seeing them in Columbus again.
Although to be fair, even though RTJ2 might be better than any of those other records, it’s not going to vie for a #1 debut like the rest of them, which is partially what I mean by “major.”
You’re right, that was a dumb omission.
I know of at least two Stereogum co-workers who prefer The Suburbs, but I think they (and you) are crazy. :)
I think that speaks more to the readership of Stereogum than the universal resonance of rap vs. rock.
Here it is: That was a great album! “Huddle Formation” is such a jam!
I think that’s the best we can offer. Feel free to to continue the Go Team! reminiscence in this thread.
Hey, I like Silent Alarm a lot! Stoked to write the Anniversary piece on that one next year.