Posts Tagged ‘Little Dragon’

February 24, 2018

This day can’t get any better now that our long time Swedish electro-pop and neo-soul faves, Little Dragon, has surprised us with a brand new song ahead of their North American spring tour. Yukimi Nagano and her bandmates shed some of the wild entangling psychedelics from their last album Season High and return to a more slow burning and sparse synthpop meets soul sound on Sway Daisy. The sumptuous new Little Dragon song is available from iTunes, here. The band’s March tour doesn’t seem to include a Bay Area stop, but we’re hoping this means they’ll be on a local festival billing or fresh dates will be added somewhere down the line. Hit their website, here, for current dates and locations.

October 17, 2017
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Swedish neo-soul and electronic pop outfit Little Dragon is without a doubt one of my all time favorites (meaning they’re on my list of bands that I’ll probably love till the end of time). Ritual Union is up there as a favorite song from the Yukimi Nagano lead band, and it’s such a treat to get to re-visit her soulful voice and the sassy swishing tune by way of a chic and snazzy remix by an enigmatic production crew named AUXIL. Chill funk, future soul, hip hop, and deep house all interweave on this decadent FKJ meets Kaytranada edit. AUXIL’s remix is a free download, here.

October 2, 2017

It’s quite the surprise to get a new Little Dragon song since it hasn’t been that long since the Swedish outfit dropped their last album Season High, much less a song that also features R&B queen Faith Evans as a guest vocalist. But here we are, jamming out to Peace Of Mind. Yukimi Nagano and Faith Evans’ soulful crooning, all at once? Yes, please! The soulful R&B groover comes with a music video, too. If you missed out on Little Dragon’s album Season High, and you’re as fond of their electro pop and psychedelic soul as much as we are, get it, here.

April 13, 2017

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I’m crazy excited for Little Dragon’s new album Season High, even more so than I originally expected despite the fact that I’m fully aware of how much I love the Swedish neo-soul and electropop project fronted by charismatic Yukimi Nagano. Sweet and High have shown us how much Little Dragon continues to push boundaries and think outside of the box on their new material. It’s obvious Season High is going to be one of their most brilliant and creative records yet, with heady and edgy offerings. They continue this trajectory on fresh taste Celebrate, a snappy funking jam that recalls some of their earlier offerings, but with a bounteous amount of psychedelic embellishment and plenteous throwback Prince vibes. Celebrate can also be streamed via Soundcloud below. Season High drops soon on April 14th. Pre-order digitally from iTunes or physically, here. Then celebrate, with Celebrate!

March 22, 2017

Little Dragon’s new album Season High is one of my most anticipated spring albums this year, particularly after being wooed by recently revealed singles High and Sweet. The album could very well turn out to be my favorite from the Swedish outfit since 2011′s Ritual Union at this rate. Turns out, woozy intoxicating High lends itself perfectly to a droopy bumping hip hop remix. Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman turn in a gauzy chiming edit of High on which Denzel Curry and Twelve’len make guest appearances, too. The remix swiftly calls to mind Mura Masa’s wicked jams. You can pre-order Little Dragon’s new album, here

March 10, 2017

I’m so excited over the fact that a new Little Dragon album is on its way that I’m just about ready to jump out of my own skin. The project has been a personal favorite for many years, and the arrival of woozy psychedelic High last month was a hint that something fresh was brewing in those Swedish waters. Sure enough, news of an album entitled Season High has arrived, and the band has revealed a frothy bubbling new single, too. Sweet is everything it sets out to be, a full on sugar high bursting with Yukimi Nagano sass. The wonky burbling, volatile vaulting dazzler comes with an eye popping music video, too. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to inject Little Dragon with some of Grimes’ splashy and eccentric theatrics, Sweet might be your answer. Though I’ve never been one with a sweet tooth, I can’t get enough of Sweet. Though they’ve yet to announce a San Francisco tour date, I can’t wait to see Little Dragon again, even if all they play is Sweet on repeat. I’ll dance all night long to this frisky song. I’m sure I won’t be able to peel my eyes away from Yukimi’s captivating dance moves in the meantime, too. Season High will be arriving on April 14th. Pre-order from iTunes, here.

February 15, 2017

Yukimi Nagano lead Swedish outfit Little Dragon has been a favorite of mine for close to a decade now, so my Tuesday started out unimaginably fabulous when I woke up to a brand new tune from the alt R&B and indietronica band. Little Dragon bathes us with warm swirling fog on High, a plush song whose name pretty much summarizes how it feels. The woozy slow jam is an intoxicating trip. Its surreal haze directly translates into the song’s heady music video. Yukimi even sings “feel free to roll another one for me” on the song, so they’re definitely not holding anything back in regards to the drugged out vibes on their droopy new tune. Except we don’t really need anything else to feel inebriated when we have a song like this to dissolve into completely. Along with the new song comes news of a Little Dragon tour this April that takes them from California, through Coachella, and to the East Coast, at times with Glass Animals and GoldLink. Find High on iTunes, here.

March 15, 2016
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Little Dragon’s ‘Twice’ is a gem and Moving Castle’s Josh Jacobson polished it with his future soul rendition. This track is one of his “favorite songs ever” and he does not fail doing it justice. It’s as moving as it is beautiful.

November 28, 2015
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Many bands and musicians have offered up tributes after the tragic events that occurred in Paris two weeks ago. Paris based classically trained singer songwriter Ana Zimmer offers up an ode to the City Of Lights by covering Swedish band Little Dragon’s Paris. I previously compared Ana Zimmer to both Lana Del Rey and MS MR on her darkly riveting music, and she certainly reminds me of them again on this fantastic electropop cover, which alternates between sparkly lightness and droning darkness. It’s a riveting tribute, a beautiful and arresting performance.

August 18, 2015
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An Odesza song is an automatic must share. A Little Dragon song is an automatic must share. An Odesza AND Little Dragon song? My head explodes before I can do anything at all! Maybe not, but it’s a must must must share, for obvious reasons. I don’t know if they teased this tune at all, but I had no idea the brilliant Seattle electronic duo (whom I just caught tearing it up at Outside Lands Music Fest) had collaborated with one of my favorite Swedish electropop bands. What a divine surprise when Light popped up this morning! The gorgeous, glimmery tune is a sublime union of Odesza’s ethereal production and Yukimi Nagano’s sweet and entrancing cooing. The spectacular song will be on a deluxe edition of last year’s phenomenal Odesza album, In Return, out September 18th on Counter Records. In Return is undoubtedly one of last year’s best electronic albums. Light will also get a limited edition 10″ vinyl release on November 1st.