Track: ‘Taking Chances’
Artist: Sharon Van Etten
Album: Are We There
Release: 26 May 2014 (UK) & 27 May 2014 (US) via Jagjaguwar
What they say: The lead single from… ‘Are We There’ is made up of tiny things: a silvery, clipped guitar that feels like condensed from a post-punk record, a hip-bump of a drum beat, and bits of synth that swarm like bacteria populating on a microscope slide. The music feels like it’s creeping into an unlit kitchen at 4 a.m., but when [Sharon] Van Etten’s voice glides across the surface, all the lights flip on at once. – Jayson Greene, Pitchfork.com
Artist: My Brightest Diamond
Album: This Is My Hand
Release: 16 September 2014 via Asthmatic Kitty Records
What we say: ‘Pressure’ is a new release from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden’s side project, My Brightest Diamond. The marching snare drum beat and wind orchestrations perfectly fit Worden’s commanding vocals in this infectious and upbeat track.
David Stoltzenberg, Daniel Husten and Nils Hansen make up Hamburg’s indie-disco-funk sensation Pool. The band, who have been making music together since they were 14, have release their latest track ‘Lipstick,’ which features an infectious hook, a pretty awesome riff and plenty of auto-tune.
Keep an eye out for a new album/EP from Pool via 2DIY4 in the future.