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Playlist: Saro

SARO

SARO

Los Angeles-based artist, Saro, tells us not to fall in love on his SoundCloud page, but it’s too late as we already have.

He has just dropped his ‘In Loving Memory’ EP (produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Quadron) and it’s seven tracks of well-crafted pop, and to celebrate, we’ve asked him to put together a playlist.

His chosen theme is “Sleepwalking & Daydreaming”.

Katie Dey – Fear O’ the Light
I learned about the mysterious Katie Dey this past summer and she has become one of my favorites. Her album Flood Network is perfect.

Okay Kaya – I’m Stupid (But I Love You)
Kaya gives me everything I’ve ever wanted lyrically and melodically. I’m an addict.

Temples – Certainty
I love the psychedelic production and sweeter than candy melodies. Temples puts on the best live show too.

Jenny Hval – Period Piece
I get lost in the beauty of the vocal pads. I also love how the guitar is reminiscent of Morse Code.

iamamiwhoami – Sever
Iamamiwhoami has given me endless sonic and visual inspiration over the years. They have 3 full length visual albums that every artist must see.

Moses Sumney – Seeds
Moses has the voice of a god. It can melt butter, too.

TR/ST – Sulk
TR/ST has been one of my favorite bands for years. I have a man crush on Robert Alfons.

Darondo – Didn’t I
So much pain and longing in his falsetto. I can’t decide whether to dance or cry.

Wild Nothing – Chinatown
An all time favorite. “We’re not happy til we’re running away”.

Portishead – Machine Gun
Probably the most riveting production I’ve ever heard. Beth Gibbons performs a haunting vocal that moves me to the core.

Listen to Saro below.

Sounds like: Aquilo, Jack Garratt, Draper, Clean Bandit, Years & Years

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Seeing Hands – I Knew You

Seeing Hands

Seeing Hands

Seeing Hands are a dream pop band from Newcastle, UK.

They are debuting ‘I Knew You’, which has been recorded in their hometown and produced by Jack Boyle and John Elliott.

Jangly guitars complement the ambient vocals, and you’d be easily fooled into thinking these guys come from warmer climates.

‘I Knew You’ is out now.

Live Shows

12 Aug – Think Tank?, Newcastle (single launch show)
26 Aug – Tynemouth Surfball, Newcastle

Sounds like: Summer Heart, Day Wave, Wild Nothing, The War On Drugs, Beauty Sleep

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Youth Lagoon – Rotten Human

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon

Idaho-based Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) releases the video for ‘Rotten Human’.

His sound can be described as destructive lo-fi, and is perfectly depicted by the track.

The beautiful video, directed by Patrick Blades and shot in Iceland, features the model, Daytona Williams.

Sounds like: Garden City Movement, Beach House, Kidepo, Brotherun, Wild Nothing, The Antlers, DIIV, Nordic Giants

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Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian - Slumlord Rising

Neon Indian – Slumlord Rising

This is cool.

Coinciding with his release of the acclaimed new album ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, Neon Indian has shared an epic short film ‘Slumlord Rising’. Opening with a stunning continuous four minute tracking shot,the film delves into the seedy, and sometimes blood-soaked, Los Angeles nightlife world. Co-directed by Palomo and Tim Nackashi, the film is presented as part of a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, arriving in conjunction with a complete oral history of ‘VEGA INTL. Night School’, featuring the voices of 15 of the album’s contributors.

The new video arrives alongside a relaunch of Neon Indian’s hotline number, which was originally introduced in August to give fans a taste of the new material. Fans who call +1-512-643-VEGA will hear a special greeting from the man himself, and be sent a preview gif of the video.

Sounds like: Justice, Ghost Beach, Miami Horror, Fenech Soler, Kavinsky, Tokyo Police Club, Daft Punk, Thompson Twins, WAVVES, Wild Nothing, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi

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Neon Indian – Annie

Neon Indian

Neon Indian

To celebrate Neon Indian‘s latest tour, we thought we would time travel back to May when he released 80’s synth jam, ‘Annie’.

Find the tour dates below:

08/20 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Desfilia
08/21 – Mexico City – Semana De Las Juventudes Festival – Zocola Plaza
08/23 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/12 – El Paso, TX – Mother Of Pearl Block Party
09/17 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
09/19 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
09/20 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
11/07 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

* = w/ Toro Y Moi (DJ Set)

Sounds like: Ghost Beach, Miami Horror, Tokyo Police Club, Thompson Twins, WAVVES, Wild Nothing, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi

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