Chad Valley- I Owe You (feat. Twin Shadow)
Back in August when I heard “Fall 4 U”, the first cut from Chad Valley's upcoming full length Young Hunger, I thought that it’d just be another quality release to add to the dozens that’ve already dropped this year, but now that I’ve heard the collaborative track between him and Twin Shadow titled “I Owe You" I’m thinking that Young Hunger is going to be way more than just another solid LP and more so along the lines of being one of the best pop albums or albums in general of 2012. Some of you may think that the whole 80’s comeback thing is starting to get played out or that it has been for awhile now but "I Owe You" goes well beyond being another song that’s influenced by a sound that’s over two decades old. What you get with this track is a pure, undeniably catchy pop gem and a astounding duet as well between two vocalists who are almost complete opposite yet who fit together perfectly. As I listen to it I’m holding back the urge to sing every word & possibly weird out most of the people sitting around me in the process but once I get a hold of Young Hunger on the 30th I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop myself any longer.
Chad Valley-Fall 4 U (feat. Glasser)
It always excites me when I see an artist that I’ve been following for awhile announce that they’re about to drop a full length, and it’s even better when said news comes with a promising track to get me hyped for what’s to come. Oxford resident Chad Valley has been filling my ears with lush and sensual dream pop ever since I first came across his debut self titled EP about a year ago and then he did it again (with a more polished sound) once I picked up his second EP Equatorial Ultravox. I caught word through his twitter that he’d be releasing something fresh and much to my surprise, news of his first LP accompanied the new track. “Fall 4 U" is the name of the first single from Valley’s upcoming album Young Hunger and right from the beginning it’s evident that he has taken the time to improve in every area. The track is easily one of the smoothest things that we’ve heard to date from Chad and part of that sensual nature comes from the always pleasing vocals of Glasser (Cameron Mesirow). “Fall 4 U” sounds absolutely delightful in every way and though it isn’t saturated by hazy synths or bright, tropical electronics like a good bit of Chad Valley’s prior material, it still does a great job of setting the mood with its slow, sultry vibe and laid back pop feel. Young Hunger is scheduled to be released through Cascine on October 30th in the US and November 18th in the UK, and with guest appearances from the likes of Twin Shadow, Active Child, and more, it’s looking to be another solid release to add to the list of dozens that’ve already come out this year.
CASSETTE REWIND: WAVEY MIXTAPE
Here’s the tracklist for the first mixtape that I did way back in March when the blog first started. Though a lot of you may have already heard it, I re uploaded it so it could stream as a single mp3. Feel free to like and reblog and as always support the artists anyway that you can. Enjoy!
- Com Truise-Hyperlips
- Toro y Moi-All Alone
- Chad Valley-Reach Lines
- Blouse-They Always Fly Away
- Twin Shadow-Yellow Balloon
- Twin Sister-Space Babe
- Washed Out-Lately
- Keep Shelly In Athens-Lazy Noon
- Neon Indian-Future Sick
- PEPEPIANO-Gym Mystique
- Real Estate-It’s Real
- Reading Rainbow-Let’s Dream Tonight
- Stoner Showers-I WANT U 2 KNOW
- Wild Nothing-Cloudbusting
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Continuing with the r&b vibes from my last post here’s another amazing track from an upcoming release that I’ve been waiting on for quite some time. “Neptune" is the first single off of Lemonade's sophomore LP Diver, which is due out next Tuesday. The Brooklyn three piece has slightly changed styles from their debut album Pure Moods and this time around deliver more of a smooth r&b experience while still keeping some chillwave elements of past material. Diver is streaming in it’s entirety through the band’s record label’s website, True Panther and let me just say that it went well past my expectations. Even though I’ve only recently discovered Lemonade a few months ago they’ve already became one group that are constantly playing on my laptop. I’d highly suggest listening to the album yourself and you can do so here or via spotify. Also don’t forget to check out more material from the band over on soundcloud. Recommended for fans of Beat Connection, Chad Valley, and Kisses.
The Bilinda Butchers-Hai Bby feat. Tiny Microphone
When you take your name from a musician in a band as influential and talented as My Bloody Valentine then in a way you’re setting yourself up for either greatness or disappointment. Thankfully though San Francisco bedroom pop duo The Bilinda Butchers have done anything but let us down and with their second EP Goodbyes about to be released they’re making sure to stay strong. I first discovered the group when I heard their debut EP Regret, Love, Guilt, Dreams andinstantly I was drawn in by the breezy dream pop style and mellow vocals. Michal and Adam do a wonderful job of capturing emotion through words of love, nostalgia, and sorrow while astonishing the listener’s ears with a sound that’s subtle yet powerful and raw. Granted that the title of their latest track is “Hai Bby" it showcases a maturity and improvement in songwriting. I for one can’t wait to hear more but for now pick up their ep over on bandcamp for whatever price you choose. Recommended for fans of Wild Nothing, Chad Valley, and Youth Lagoon.