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by Adrien Begrand

30 Oct 2015


Originally from Tasmania, dark electronic artist Jill Krasnicki has been performing under the moniker Animalia in her new home base of Toronto. Her debut album Mouth Full of Teeth came out in 2014 to considerable acclaim in Canada, and in early 2016 she will be releasing her new LP (dissonance). As you can hear on the new song “Little Earth”, traces of Bjork and the Knife creep into her music, yielding something altogether chilly and unique.

by Adrien Begrand

29 Oct 2015


In advance of his 2016 debut album Nashville singer-songwriter Shane Tutmarc has been releasing one single per month over the course of 2015. We at PopMatters are no strangers to the musician, as we premiered “So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway” a couple months ago. Now he’s back with a video for the dreamy, ethereal “Out of the Dark”, a much different departure from the powerpop of the aforementioned track.

by Adrien Begrand

29 Oct 2015


Described as “a California maiden [who] transplanted herself to the mean streets of New York”, singer-songwriter Verona similarly offers a gorgeous combination of light and shade on her debut single “Starless Lullaby”. With an arrangement that immediately evokes thoughts of Jon Brion, the track is lush and orchestral, but at the same time an enigmatic darkness permeates the music. It’s half soothing, half haunting, and altogether superb.

by Adrien Begrand

29 Oct 2015


Singer-songwriter Casey Buckley released his new album Take the Good a couple weeks ago, and now he’s just put out a video for the vivid ballad “Moment of Silence”.

by Adrien Begrand

29 Oct 2015


Prolific singer-songwriter Piney Gir is back with a new EP of Halloween-themed music, just in time for the best holiday of the year. Typical of the Kansas-born, London-based artist, the EP is whimsical, creepily kitschy, darkly serious at times, and a hell of a lot of fun. You get the sense Ms. Gir would be an absolute blast to hang around this time of year. She sings a song about funeral homes to the tune of “Cadillac Ranch”, for crying out loud.

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