Posts Tagged ‘bedroom electronica’

May 30, 2018

There’s no faking the bliss that okaywill has brought us with his music. Why the mysterious project chose the name okaywill for his name rather than stupendouswill or spectacularwill evades us, but we’ve fallen heard for his bass warbling, fleecy sauntering, and feathery grooving electronica and pop on ‘pretend’. Though we really don’t know much about okaywill, we do know that okaywill’s last two releases are heavenly, too. Stream R&B inflected ambler ‘love will find a way’ below, as well as airy roaming ‘alone’ below, both of which appeared on okaywill’s soundcloud within the last two months, too. All three are available for downloading on Soundcloud. 

May 29, 2018

Firstworld, the project of South Florida’s Kris Alvarez, unveiled a music video for his latest single today, welcoming us with the lo-fi video into his world of chillwavey electronica and smoggy bedroom pop. Not Obvious is a hazy swirling song that immediately recalls my love for bands like Neon Indian, Washed Out, and even MGMT’s latest album Little Dark Age. It’s quickly apparent (the opposite of ”not obvious”) I’ve just stumbled upon a favorite new chillwave artist. Follow along with our new discovery on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

April 5, 2018

I’d love to learn how rising bedroom-pop artist pizzagirl came up with his name, but for now, let’s focus on the downtempo analog bliss that exudes from Seabirds, his latest taste from a forthcoming debut EP instead. A hint of early The xx trickles through the song’s tender, airy strums during its opening bars, while some early Youth Lagoon also rears its head in pizzagirl’s misty soundscape. Seabirds’ lo-fi electronica & pop is riddled with syncopated beats that evoke Starfucker, but there’s a starkness to pizzagirl’s vocals that remind me of Majical Cloudz, too. Yes, it’s minimalism is quite misleading, a veil for its eclectic sonic anatomy. The Liverpool artist will be releasing his debut EP, titled An Extended Play, on April 13th. Seabirds is out today via independent label Heist or Hit. Keep up with pizzagirl on his website, here.

March 28, 2018

We’re so in love with Oakland’s Still Woozy and his funky warbling psych funk and hazy curling bedroom electronica that we rushed out to see his opening set at Popscene late last year when he opened for Knox Fortune. We can’t help but feel incredibly proud that the intoxicating new talent hails from here in the Bay, and we’re immensely excited for his sure to be upwards trajectory in the indie scene. Still Woozy confirms the merits of our devotion with new song Lucy, which features ODIE on vocals, who’s a rising R&B soul artist himself. Lucy is like Phoenix gone slenderbodies wonky and slithery, drenched in the dreamy, jazzy funk of Tom Misch. Re-visit Still Woozy’s prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

February 13, 2018

Like a fragrant perfume, Ayelle’s softly haunting, sensually hovering voice lures us into her new track Young, an electro-R&B and chill electronica ballad produced by Alex Lustig. The Swedish-Iranian siren and her Belgian cohort envelop us in gossamer flickering warmth on the finely textured, yet thickly intoxicating late night serenade. Young is a song drenched in honeyed nostalgia and sighing remorse. We tend to look to the past with rose colored glasses, and to the future with doubt and fear. Those relationships long gone often seem hard to measure up to after time has healed most of our hearts’ wounds. That idea of “what if” will always plague us, but at least we can rack our own minds in the most sublime manner possible, while accompanied by this feathery, milky nocturne.

February 13, 2018

22 year old Australian singer songwriter and producer Yoste delivers a rush of heady and ethereal euphoria on his latest single, Arc, a beautiful reminder why he’s made many an appearance on IHM over the years. In fact, we’ve even had the pleasure of premiering his music in the past. Arc’s bedroom electronica and ambient pop is a chiffon gliding, dewy-eyed flutter high above the sediments of earth. It’s lightly perfumed with soft tender future beats and gently glazed with Yoste’s pensively ethereal voice. Yoste makes a gorgeous imprint on our 2018 with his first release of the year, but we expect much more sonic bliss to come from the artist as the year progresses, too. An EP is slated to arrive on Akira Records later this year. “The road to ‘Arc’ is littered with almost-good-enough ideas,” says Yoste. “I was like a blocked stream and suddenly I had to get it all out at once. It was tortuous but the result was cathartic, and resulted in ‘Arc’ coming together over the course of just one day.” He folds us into his organic composition, whose components seamlessly seep into one another, like the very emotions restlessly interlacing within our hearts whilst we’re listening to the song. Arc is available, here.

November 28, 2017

Our first encounter with Gordo two months ago left us giddily trembling with excitement from the luxuriant R&B funk and lavish indie dance music that he served up on debut single Brady. The elusive Australian bedroom producer and singer songwriter has since returned with a succulent second single named Sad Hot Girls. You’ll find no sad girl here as I sway in bliss to to the silky opulence found on this lo-fi R&B funk and alt electro number. Its curling guitars and plush splendor are like Ben Khan and Jai Paul blended with groovalicious Toro Y Moi and the wavey, spaciness of Washed Out or Neon Indian. Re-visit Gordo’s debut single on Soundcloud, here.

November 8, 2017

When I came across news that Still Woozy would be supporting Knox Fortune at Popscene on December 5th in San Francisco the other day, I found my heart fluttering with joy. The Oakland project is still a relatively new find for us after having discovered him through his second single Cooks a couple months prior, so this was certainly a mighty fine surprise and a joyous disclosure. Still Woozy leaves us woozy with his jazzy languorous, hazy curling, & funky warbling psych rock/bedroom electronica once again as he reveals third single Goodie Bag, a truly tasty bag of playful sonic antics. Make sure you check out this singer, songwriter, and producer’s first singles on Soundcloud, here.

October 19, 2017

I’m more than down for Down For You, a masterful electronic composition from New Zealand’s Late June. It oozes dreamy nostalgia and wistful yearning. Its a mellow and chill trickle that shimmers gently and glimmers with a delicately remorseful brittleness. In some ways, Down For You reminds me of early Youth Lagoon, but forged in a fog of murky, cloudy electronica. The song is an intimate and snug bedroom lullaby that reminds me of the last days of summer, the drafty sentimentality of autumn, and the frosty solitude of winter. Down For You is a free download, here.

August 22, 2017

I delight in finding fantastic new music crafted by local artists, so I was overjoyed when I encountered this new Oakland project, Still Woozy. Blissfully woozy I am from the hazy, soupy fusion of jazzy indie rock and bedroom electronica that emanates from Still Woozy’s second single, Cooks. The song’s dreamy lushness and smoky languorous slink is like Fyfe and Rex Orange County mixed with Local Natives and Tom Misch, with a sliver of Animal Collective’s psychotropic texture. Sven Gamsky is the mastermind behind Still Woozy. He records, mixes, and produces everything himself, combining electronic and acoustic elements flawlessly to create a song like Cooks. You can keep up with our exciting new find on his Facebook, here.