Posts Tagged ‘Collarbones’

May 5, 2018

It’s been three long years since Canadian group BRAIDS released their last album Deep in the Iris, one of 2015′s remarkably avant-garde and artfully brilliant masterpieces. Though they did release their Companion EP the following year, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the art rock trio, so it’s a fortuitous treat that BRAIDS has returned with not one, but two spectacular new tunes, both lush and mesmeric, extraordinary and beautiful. Burdock & Dandelion is a wavy whirring excursion with shades of Dirty Projectors coursing through its whimsical melody and hypnotic vocals. But there’s also a sweet tenderness and a quietude that reminds me of Wet, and an electro-driven experimentalism that evokes Hundred Waters/Nicole Miglis. The song is accompanied by second track Collarbones, a key lavish jazzy piece. Stream Collarbones below. These are songs that literally seem to inhale and exhale, and we do so in sync with them, riding their ebbs and tides, their swells and recessions, utterly caught up in each one’s current. Both stunning songs are available, here.

January 20, 2017
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Australia’s Collarbones has already seen some magnificent remix treatment when it comes to indie anthem Turning. After all, the great and venerated Flume gave it his take over a year ago ahead of this restless quivering take by Berlin’s TRAILS. A high octane bounce thrusts us into a world of fierce fidgeting, bass rumbling, drum spasmodic splendor. This jumpy wired future glitch transformation leaves me buzzed and trembling. You can download TRAILS’ remix for free, here.

July 4, 2015
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One word: Flume. Need I say more? I don’t think it’s necessary, but I’ll go ahead and wax poetic over this brand new Flume remix anyway. There are few producers who can unify the world with as much respect and love as Harley Streten, who practically single handedly swooped out of Australia and changed the electronic scene with his chill trap and future bass masterpieces. Today, he returns with a remix for his buddies, fellow Australian indie act Collarbones’ Turning, giving it a huge push towards the same drum heavy sound found on recent massive original Some Minds, featuring Andrew Wyatt. The grandiosity of the pumping, shimmering beast is easily recognized and 100% Harley. Flume has been playing this track in his live sets, but for those of us not lucky enough to attend a Flume show in awhile, this recording is a blessing.

February 25, 2015
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Are you ready to swoon to some spectacularly soft and melting vocals? Then let’s listen to Thomston’s gorgeous new alternative pop song Collarbones. Don’t forget to breath as the New Zealand based artist’s sublime, pensive voice drifts into your ears, backed by the song’s hushed but majestic minimalist production. It’s a moving piece from the 19 year old emerging talent. The subtle swells and slow, passionate build up has me picturing the wide swath and endless depth of expansive oceans. Collarbones is from Thomston’s Backbone EP, to be released April 20th.