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“Bambi, belle of the ball / Banji better than them all.” This seems to be the summer of Paris is Burning, as Azealia Banks follows Scissor Sisters’ “Let’s Have a KiKi” with her own Vogue-inspired track, taken from the Fantasea mixtape. MVSCLES was on the last playlist with “sweet n sour,” but “Where You Are” is on another level. With a Mariah-level falsetto (who also makes an appearance of her own later in the playlist), this song is insanely addictive.
Nashville duo Cherub start “Doses and Mimosas” off with a Prince-like vibe and segue into a fuck-you chorus touting the joys of “champagne and cocaine.” With a name like Eternal Summers, it’s almost impossible not to conjure up some nostalgic feelings, and “You Kill” makes you want to run through the sprinklers in a John Hughes movie after sneaking out of the house and stealing your parent’s car for a last epic party before school starts, which is kind of what the band does in the video.
Purity Ring always sound angelic, even when singing about some weird shit (which they usually are). If the first two tracks from Stars are any indication, the new record is going to be amazing. Love the New Order-ish bass line.
Trails and Ways have a gorgeous call-and-response style. I was introduced to Ruby Goe by a friend in DC, and I think he’s right that she has potential to be huge. Robert DeLong was just signed to Glassnote, home of Oberhofer and Two Door Cinema Club. I think his sound fits in just perfectly.
Tame Impala bring a classic-rock sound to “Elephant,” and deserve a spot on the playlist simply for rhyming “Elephant” with “shakin’ its big red trunk for the hell of it.” Churches are two boys and a girl from Glasgow, and that is all that is known of the band—besides the fact that “Lies” is a big, boomingly great pop song.
If you’re listening to “Wut” but not paying close attention to the lyrics, you would just think it’s a great, bouncing rap track (which it is). However, if you watch the video, you see Le1f booty dancing in short shorts and sitting on the lap of a shirtless man in a Pikachu mask. Out rappers like Frank Ocean and Big Freedia have helped change the face of hip-hop, and the enigmatic Le1f will hopefully continue to change how rap is perceived and accepted.
Bronx, a 19-year-old Mexican producer, transforms a mediocre Mariah Carey track into a blissed-out, perfect-for-summer song. I thought I was over posting about Lana Del Rey, but I really like this new song (almost as much as she likes her cherry coke). Letting Up Despite Great Faults bring a Jesus and Mary Chain-vibe to “Visions.” It would fit perfectly on the Marie Antoinette soundtrack. The xx. Duh.
MVSCLES.where you are.
CHERUB.doses and mimosas.
ETERNAL SUMMERS.you kill.
THE SEA AND CAKE.harps.
STARS.hold on when you get love and let go when you give it.
TIGER LOVE.summer rain.
TRAILS AND WAYS.mtn tune.
ELLIE GOULDING.anything could happen.
ROBERT DELONG.global concepts.
ALUNAGEORGE.your drums, your love.
BRONX.i’ll be loving you long time.
PSYCHIC HILL.the ghost of yellow dog.
POSTILJONEN.dit bara drömmar når
LANA DEL REY.serial killer.
LETTING UP DESPITE GREAT FAULTS.visions.