Listen to Tony Molina
West Bay Native Tony Molina sounds like something you’d discover digging through your local record store in the miscellaneous M section, purposely placed for consumption yet reserved for only those who know. Well, now you know. Start consuming. His new album “Kill The Lights,” a ten-track explosion of emotion and tenderness and arrangements akin to the Byrds, is barely 14 minutes long, and yet the songs linger, working their way into your memory and spirit like a nostalgic rubber stamp. Try and pick a favorite song, I dare you.
Watch Lala Lala’s Video for “Water Over Sex”
Lala Lala is the project of Chicago-based musician Lillie West, whose voice floats beneath layers of longing and reverb on a distant ship setting sail for the moon. Watch her new video for single “Water Over Sex,” a stop motion animated adventure featuring a sock pocket lamb living its best life. Her album The Lamb drops September 28th on Hardly Art Records.
Listen to Jerry Paper
Moody, atmospheric even, with synth elements that snap and crackle in electrifying waves, Jerry Paper is pure bedroom pop, best served with a pillow and a long-stemmed cocktail. Check out single “Your Cocoon,” that brings to mind Mac DeMarco and Mild High Club and even Ariel Pink, if you squint hard enough. Lucas Nathan, the man behind the band, weaves this hazy shade of pop that’s familiar yet refreshing, and a sound so cinematic, you’ll be daydreaming in no time. “Your Cocoon” is the first track off his forthcoming album “Like A Baby,” out October 12th on Stones Throw.
Cat Power Has A New Album
Cat Power, the seminal powerhouse siren, has finally returned to us. And by us I really mean me. I spent most of my teenage years memorizing her songs and her pout and her sultry, cigarette-stained voice, loaded with so much sadness and power that a slur could bulldoze a 30-story building. Now, six years after her last musical endeavor, Cat Power’s new record “Wanderer” is brimming with that same power, plus an added attitude and energy to dispel any negative Nancy’s out there. Check out lead single “Woman,” featuring Lana Del Rey. “Wanderer” drops October 5th on Domino Records.
Listen to Two Medicine, the new project of Midlake’s bassist
If you dig Midlake, or dug Midlake at some point in their almost 20 years of band-hood, then you’ll probably dig Two Medicine, the new solo project of bassist Paul Alexander. His debut album Astropsychosis drops November 2nd on Bella Union, and the first single, “Gold,” is a pleasant, soothing, textured release, imbued with depth and dimension in kaleidoscope shapes. Listen to it.