And just like that, we are one month away from the release of Oh Wonder’s debut album and just as I’ve done every other 1st day of the month for the past year, I’m here, sharing the duo’s new single, a delicate and bright pop number called ‘Drive’. Their self-titled album will be released September 4th and is available for pre-order on all formats (CD, vinyl and digital). Remember, the duo will take these songs to the stage this fall with shows in New York, LA and London, as well as a UK and European tour, the dates of which you can check out via their website. Stream below, see you on September 1st.
RAEKO is the solo project of So-Cal producer Jason Suwito who is also a member of the much buzzed about indie band, Sir Sly. While he has put out a consistent stream of remixes over past year, ‘Everybody Knows’ looks like the the first original track released under his solo moniker. It features vocals from ‘Mating Ritual’ and presents an excellent tempo backed up by layered synths, which bring the positive vibes to an all time high.
CANVAS is a cool new duo out of Stockholm consisting of brothers Andreas and Robin Schulz. While ‘You & Me’ is technically their debut single, the brothers have had plenty of success already, seeing their bootleg reworks of Seinabo Sey and Shura garner more than 600,000 plays on SoundCloud and their remixes for Jessie Ware and Andeas Moe, featured on both the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack and by Kitsuné.
In June of last year I got a ruling submission from an up and coming band out of Fayetteville, Arkansas called The Airplanes. The song was ‘Paper Hearts’ and I instantly got psyched on the quartet’s unique style of pop. Fast forward to last week when I received another submission from the band, this time it was a single off their new EP, West Coast State of Mind, which dropped on Tuesday. ‘Big World’ is actually the 2nd single off said project, but wow is it impressive. The song has a definite Beach Boy vibe (but more uptempo) and a sound that perfectly encapsulates the special and relaxed vibe late July and early August tend to have on all of us. Be sure to check out the submission of the week below and include it in whatever adventures you may have in store for this weekend.
Also, feel free to continue the stoke with ‘Where Are You Now’, another epic cut off their EP.
Australian singer-songwriter Hazel English returns with the follow up single to her well received, nostalgic debut ‘Never Going Home‘. ‘It’s Not Real’ seems to find the Oakland resident in a more positive space, perhaps a bit more assured of her path moving forward. Catch some feels as we roll ahead into August.
Alfa Mist is a 23 year old multi instrumentalist and producer from East London who is also a self taught piano player and just seems like a real talent all around. His single, ‘Sunrise (Pillows)’, was dropped off in my inbox last week and features absolutely choice vocals from Mist’s friend and collaborator, Emmavie. The track is too smooth, a mellow mixture of soul, R&B and electronics that is perfect for your Monday morning commute. This is taken from Alfa’s debut EP, Nocturne, which is set to drop tomorrow.
Also check out his newest single, ‘Dreams’, featuring vocals from London based Carmody
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