Posts Tagged ‘psych R&B’

September 18, 2017
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LEISURE is on a roll. After a long absence from the scene, the New Zealand collective seems primed and ready to pump out a whole lot of stellar music. Just last week, they gave us a dreamy swirling R&B soul gem named Alone Together. Now, they’re back with another song named Money, and who doesn’t love money? Especially when it comes to jazzy swooning, silky smooth sonic currency like this debonair tune? I can feel goosebumps rising on my skin as buttery perfection snakes its way through my ears from this swanky grooving jam. LEISURE sure knows how to woo us with their dusky, gooey alt R&B, electro soul, and spacey funk. 

August 2, 2017
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NYC based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jachary comes swinging out of the gates on Yellow Vision, his first taste off a forthcoming debut EP, There’s A Virus Going On. Well, we certainly feel a little feverish after breaking a sticky sweat twirling about to this quirky tune, which certainly stands out as unique and fresh. Psychedelic pop and brassy R&B funk gets drenched in wavy, muggy summer heat. Toss in a pinch of jazzy bossa nova and throw in an island breeze, and we have an absolutely contagious swooner. Yellow Vision is out on 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.

January 12, 2017

It’s a rather sweet yet peculiar music video that Beaty Heart has unleashed for their ooey gooey delight, Glazed. Whilst the South London trio’s new visualizer seems a romantic romp, further viewing makes us wonder who exactly is involved in this relationship, human or machine? It’s a disconcertingly witty companion to one of my favorite tracks off Beaty Heart’s 2016 album Till The Tomb. Glazed is a flushed shimmering spiral, a psychedelic alt R&B pool of molten opulence. Our hearts overflow with love as Beaty Heart enfolds us in silky falsettos and a fleecy plush soundscape. You can purchase their album Till the Tomb from iTunes.

November 16, 2016
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Gaze is exactly what I’m doing, deep into the nothingness of thin air as my mind drifts slowly with the languid rivers of succulent alt R&B and ambient electronica found on Tidelines’ new single. The London based duo are the epitome of sweet, molten intoxication on their song. The hazy surreal, dreamy aching, and woozy diaphanous ballad is as ghostly haunting as it is lustful rousing. For more of Tidelines’ music, head over to Soundcloud.

February 26, 2016

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Two spectacular and much polar opposite worlds have collided today. Much venerated Australian psych band Tame Impala have remixed R&B, funk, and neo-soul auteur Miguel’s Waves. The track is an Apple Music exclusive which you can stream in the embed above. The union of the two is a pleasant surprise, one that makes Waves so unmistakably Tame Impala in its swooshing guitar, wavy synths, and chromatic dustiness. This is music heaven.