I wrote a couple of paragraphs for Pitchfork about the opening track from Machinedrum’s upcoming Vapor City LP for Ninja Tune, which is a song that I find myself enjoying more and more every time I give the album a spin.
A short piece I wrote about the latest track to surface from Forest Swords’ forthcoming Engravings LP for Tri Angle, one of my most anticipated releases of 2013. Pitchfork gave it Best New Track honors, which is undoubtedly deserved.
Another excellent song I was pleased to write up for Pitchfork, the powerful “Kerou’s Lament” is the first solo outing to appear from ex-WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts. The soaring verse he chants at the end of this feels like a mantra that should be adopted by basically everyone alive.
Mysterious UK producer Sophie unleashed its new 12” for Numbers this week, and I was lucky enough to write a few things about the record’s fantastic a-side, “Bipp”. Pitchfork named it Best New Track and I said that the wild tune sounds something like Jam City recreating “D.A.N.C.E.” for the post-bass music generation.