Tomas Barfod Pulsing EP
(Out February 18th on Secretly Canadian) Back in the summer of 2012, Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album, the sophisticated mesh of electronics that is Salton Sea. Lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Gorilla vs Bear, its success took Barfod slightly by surprise. Inspired by a move to LA and mainly written and recorded on the road, often in hotel rooms on his laptop, it was an album that was imbued with a sense of spontaneity and experimentation. Its success has paved the way for the forthcoming follow-up "Pulsing," a single that continues this spirit of adventurousness but takes it to a whole new level.
Weeknight Post-Everything LP
(Out March 4th on Artificial/Hand Drawn Dracula) Comprised of New York based duo known simply as Holly and Andy, Weeknight create the sort of languid, obfuscous pop that swirls slightly menacingly through your eardrums. The interlocking male-female vocals contain both beauty and enigmatic characteristics, whether it be the bass heavy "Devil" or the glitchy "Dark Light", the crackling guitar lines and other-worldly lyrics elevate Weeknight above many of their synth-led contemporaries.
Color War It Could Only Be This Way LP
(Out March 4th on Four Horseman) COLOR WAR is a Brooklyn-based electronic duo. Billy J and vocalist Lindsay Mound originally bonded as visual artists in 2004. A natural creative symmetry forced COLOR WAR into existence in 2009, their first musical endeavor. The band soon began forging songs through hazy improvisational sessions, with J piecing together beats and synth textures and Mound responding as a medium, channeling melodies and lyrical content in real-time. The new record is co-produced and mixed by legendary techno wizard, John Selway.