Summer is sliding to an end, and the biggest thing to happen in music this week was the VMAs. I didn’t watch, but rumor has it the show was generally mediocre, apart from Beyoncé, of course, and Blue Ivy dancing. Lucky for you, it’s nothing but spicy in here, with sad girl R&B, Berlin-based post-dreampunk and dirty-headed future-funk.
If you’ve been paying attention, you should already know who Dre Green is. She’s a young singer from Chicago who’s released a few one-off singles on The-Drum’s Lo Motion label. This is a reminder to check out her new solo album, Only One, which dropped last week on Lo Motion.
Girlpool is the project of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker who are getting some buzz around the ‘net because not only is their debut self-titled album good, but their growing pains lyrics prove they’ve got many worthwhile things to say.
케이프 (potentially “Cape”?) are a Berlin-based band with an architectural, academic style (they apply Bauhaus theories to pop music) loosened up by soft, vapory vocals.
Shy bedroom pop meets bleepy tropical synths and has the potential to become your go-to for intimate, under-the-sheets isolation on cloudy days.
Internet funk-maker from São Paulo slows down soul tunes and layers in bright beats and jazzy, unexpected flourishes.