Here’s another track from the new(ish) Tom Avis and Odie Ouderkirk collab Miss Elizabeth: the bleary/glistening ”Ein Weißwein” is off the duo’s Luger EP, which arrived yesterday on Bandcamp.
It’s been quite some time since we checked in on Prince Innocence (15 months to be exact), and in that time it seems that the duo has covered quite a bit of ground. ”Golden Hour” hews considerably in the direction of Glass Candy, playing on the same sort of wide-eyed nostalgia that’s always so welcome around here. Check the new video above, directed by Jason Harvey.
The long weekend that usually marks the first days of summer has arrived, and although the weather took an unusually long time to catch up, chances are you’re going to see at least a bit of sun before Tuesday. To set you on your way, we’ve made a collection of our most replayed obsessions that arrived throughout the winter thaw.
Soft Signal spring 2012 mix (85 mb)
Finally, finally, Italians Do it Better has set a date for After Dark 2: this Friday (May 17). Here’s another lengthy cut off the sampler, from Johnny Jewel‘s Mirage project:
“Let’s Kiss” was written the same week as “Under Your Spell” in November 2008. After a bizarre & beautiful twist of fate, I walked into a remote bar in Montreal where I met the love of my life. The next morning… Ida & I had to leave. We flew to France for a handful of sweaty club shows. On the train out of Paris, I realized my whole world had been permanently turned upside down. The rain was crashing against the windows… & I decided I wanted to make a record that felt like that moment frozen in time… “For Ever Ever”. That’s when After Dark 2 was born. The last five years have been a blur of art & parties. This record represents the people we’ve connected with along the way…in Moscow, in Mexico, in Barcelona, in London, in Portland, in Montreal, in Melbourne, in Houston, in Berlin, in Beijing, in Los Angeles, in Dublin, in Athens… I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you. In 20 minutes, Ida & I get on a plane to Warsaw for our first tour overseas with Chromatics. Even though she is on crutches thanks to a brutal Roller Derby pile up on Sunday… we can’t wait to see all of you again… it’s been way too long. After Dark 2 is out this Friday.
It’s 78 minutes & 16 seconds.
See you on the train!
Here’s a new slow-building hymn from Julianna Barwick, taken from her forthcoming, long-teased Nepenthe LP. “Forever” is as lush and soothing as we’ve come to expect from Barwick, aligned perfectly after her excellent Pacing single and giving a pretty good idea of what’s to come when the record arrives in August via her new home at Dead Oceans.