“Holding On” features house beats and jazz singer Gregory Porter getting his funk on.
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Still was recorded over a nine-day period in Chicago with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy producing.
Don’t let the title of Russian-born, New York City-based composer Svoy‘s latest outing, Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep, fool you. Although symphonic elements are predominant throughout the recording, this isn’t anything one would file alongside Beethoven or Mozart in a CD shelf. Melding together experimental electronic, breakbeat, ambient, and neoclassical into a brainy whole, Svoy’s Symphony is a brooding and knotty piece of music, one whose serpentine flow evades easy comprehension.
Below you can stream “Waiting for You”, the sixth “movement” of this uncommon symphony.
When you know that A Yawn Worth Yelling has shared stages with Saint Motel and Relient K, you’ll likely be able to guess their brand of music: upbeat, youthful, and sun-drenched pop. Pair that guesstimation with A Yawn Worth Yelling’s home base of San Jose, California (in the state’s much-coveted Bay Area), and you’re even more on the money. As tunes like their latest single “Start Somewhere” make clear, these guys know how to capture the summertime vibe with aplomb. Twee uke strums are met by a Spoon-esque guitar riff that’s perfect for long drives along the coast—or, really, anywhere where summer is in the air.
“Start Somewhere” comes from A Yawn Worth Yelling’s forthcoming EP Play Pretend.
The Mothmen is made up of a group of musicians from other earlier Mancheter bands, including the Durutti Column and Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias.