Articles tagged chillwave

Devereaux - “List It” (video) (premiere)

The chillwave auteur returns with a video full of humor and social commentary.

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Krisp - “167” (audio) (premiere)

Dark post-punk and propulsive new wave find a happy medium on this new track by the Miami band.

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Keep Shelly in Athens: Now I’m Ready

The birthplace of Western Civilization have been on the phone. They want their groove back.

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23 Oct 2015 // 1:05 AM

Toro Y Moi: Samantha

Samantha sees Toro Y Moi going back to his roots in a move that struggles to be more than just another chapter in his career.

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NRVS LVRS - ‘The Golden West’ (album stream) (premiere)

The San Francisco band skillfully create a hooky indie pop hybrid on their debut album.

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Devereaux - “Bikini” (video) (premiere)

Normally a beach nuisance, seagulls bring some grace to this dreamy new video.

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28 Jul 2015 // 1:20 AM

High Tides: High Tides

High Tides swirls nostalgia, synthesizers and neon-coated pop together for a sun-bleached beauty

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Honeychrome - “Machine” (audio) (premiere)

Chillwave and new romantic merge on Honeychrome's new single.

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7 Apr 2015 // 7:37 AM

Toro y Moi: What For?

Chaz Bundick turns his restless dissatisfaction into artistic fuel on Toro y Moi's psychedelic fourth album.

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Bonobo: The North Borders Tour - Live

The audio version of British producer Bonobo's latest concert video carries far less value than the DVD and fails to provide a worthwhile supplement to the studio albums.

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Keep Shelly in Athens: At Home

Inconsistent in tone and patchworked together from what appears to be two distinctly different EPs,At Home highlights both a stylistic identity crisis and the limitations of the chosen vocalist.

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26 Jun 2013 // 10:02 PM

Small Black: Limits of Desire

Much on Limits of Desire, the sophomore LP by Brooklyn indie outfit Small Black, demonstrates the band's adept handling of the pop hook, but the preeminence of mood here drowns out what could have been some more immediate songs.

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1 Dec 2011 // 9:00 PM

Warm Ghost: Narrows

The texture-heavy synth experimentation on Narrows may not be a grand revelation in light of the many like records put out in the past few years, but it is nonetheless a stunning debut from a highly promising new artist.

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25 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

Toro y Moi: Freaking Out EP

Energy is at an all-time high for Toro y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick, who spikes these tunes with MJ-like vigor.

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10 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

Sleep ∞ Over: Forever

As a whole, Forever seems to be covering some awfully familiar territory in the chillwave / witch house genres.

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8 Sep 2011 // 8:59 PM

Memoryhouse: The Years EP

The Years EP is the kind of record that you’d listen to on headphones while reclining against a tree on a grassy knoll in the late evening, watching the sun go down and seeing pinkish red light reflect on billowing clouds lazily floating by overhead.

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Kites with Lights: Cosmonauts

This record is a functional and pragmatic alternative to the synth-pop bands of yesteryear for those who just can’t get enough of that long gone genre of music.

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Pal198X Informercial by Neon Indian

Neon Indian has created a late night video oddity that is the perfect blend of eerie and nostalgic for the heady arthouse sci-fi camp of SubGenius propoganda films.

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Washed Out: 11 July 2011 - New York

Expanded musical treatment for new and old songs warm up the chill vibe

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Various Artists: F*>k Dance Let’s Art; Sounds from a New American Underground

!K7 Records tries to make sense of chillwave, witch house, Animal Collective, and other neo-electronic non-dance artists.

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