Not sure how Joel Ford keeps it all straight with so many projects on the go – Airbird, Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta are just a few – but here’s one more anyway: “Connection To” marks the (probably) first time Ford has put out a track under his own name, and while it’s not super clear where the dividing line is between this and Airbird, this track is a legit jam. Probably one of the darker tracks Ford has done under any name, but we’re digging the very Blade Runner vibes this one is bringing. Get it today via Ford’s label, Driftless.
Haunting and heart-rending new stuff from How To Dress Well, who picks things up a bit following his still-great Total Loss LP. Fingers crossed for “Words I Don’t Remember” to show up on a bigger release somewhere down the line. Listen:
The sweetest tracks off Yumi Zouma‘s exceptional debut EP get a pair of equally romantic videos from director Eugene Kotlyarenko, who stretches a weirdly affecting story about young love and beguiling neighbours across both clips. Things might make a bit more sense if you start with “A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers” first, but we watched them in reverse order and the effect was even sweeter. Yumi Zouma is out now on Cascine.
Sleep ∞ Over gives the closer to Trust‘s excellent new Joyland LP a dark(er), dizzying rework, which Robert Alfons unveiled as part of the awesome Trust takeover that happened yesterday at Gorilla vs. Bear. Joyland is out today on Arts & Crafts.
I realize that almost no one wants anymore polar vortex/endless winter reminders at this point, but the frozen season has given us more than a few new worthwhile tracks that (somewhat) make up for it, which we’ve rounded up in a new mixtape for you to listen to/download while you wait for things to start thawing out.
Soft Signal winter 2014 mixtape (84 mb)