Veering from his usual tender, airy alt-folk fare, James Vincent McMorrow has shared a new song that steers towards a more tense and serpentine electronic sound. While the Irish singer-songwriter doesn’t have plans to include it in a record at this time, he chose to release the mesmerizing single as a one-off, as the thought of wasted moments was apparently plaguing him when he wrote it. He notes on his Soundcloud page: “I recorded it with tempo because life to me is tempo, it’s rarely slow. This song is the connect from where I was, to where I’m going to be very soon.”
We can’t wait to see where that will be. In the meantime — stream “How To Waste A Moment,” along with the softer yet still exquisite effort “Red Dust” off McMorrow’s 2014 LP Post Tropical below.
In honor of St. Paddy’s, we implore you to listen to the new gem from Ireland’s own electropop duo, Young Wonder. The Irish act first made a splash on the scene in 2012 with their self-titled debut EP, followed by their Show Your Teeth EP in 2013. Now, the duo comprised of Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman have offered up their new track “Enchanted,” which shows off their shimmering, astral production skills and bewitching Bjork-esque vocals, respectively. Expect a full-length album reveal from these two later this year.
Another Saturday night is upon us, which means it’s time for a roundup of this week’s finest electronic offerings. EXROYALE, a mysterious new group (self-described as a glow in the dark game of truth or dare), have a track called “Give It Up” that has been given the remix treatment by Ra Ra Riot‘s Milo Bonacci. Pick up a free download of the energetic track here and play it on repeat. Also, the Irish electronic producer EMBRZ has just released a melodic new track, “Make Your Way.” Lastly, the Sydney-based group Mitzi have released a rad reinterpretation of Mayer Hawthorne‘s “Reach Out Richard.” Grab the garage disco track gratis here.
Making their debut into the electronic foray last year, the Irish dub-pop duo Young Wonder sound like something of a cross between Purity Ring, Gold Panda and Little Dragon. Stream their standout track “Orange” below.
Jack Casey — or EMBRZ as he is known — is a young producer out of Ireland who demonstrates his potential on this Cyril Hahn-esque arrangement of Ellie Goulding‘s “How Love Will I Love You.” While the original is a bit of a sleeper (sorry, Ellie!), the downtempo adaptation is a staggering and affective ballad.