Henry Krinkle, for your ambient listening on repeat.
Pop production duo from Australia, Flight Facilities — best known for their dancefloor number Crave You — are back with the blissful single featuring the vocals of Christine Hoberg, “Clair de Lune.” Stunning.
Based out of San Francisco, Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of wunderkind composer Mikey Maramag. Originally from Hawaii, the tropical influences of the producer’s origins are evident in his particular flavor of layered folktronica. The following video/track “All” is off the new EP Boracay Planet, released this October to critical acclaim.
Citing musical influences such as The Smiths, Grizzly Bear, and My Bloody Valentine (a damn fine line-up), the album in Maramag’s own words is made up of “a lot of guitar layered over synths and visually patterned ambiance, blending warm tones with clear vocals and anthemic melodies.” I’ll take it all, please.
The couple behind indie trio Tennis have a pretty cool story. After an extended honeymoon on a sailboat for seven months, the newlyweds took to music to record their experiences, and Tennis was conceived in the process. Now how’s that for romantic?
Odesza, an electronic Washington-based duo dropped their debut album Summer’s Gone earlier this month.
The track “iPlayYouListen” caught my attention in particular. Most likely because it samples the alluring vocals of Local Natives (or at least, I’m fairly certain it does).
The album is available for download in its entirety here.