Shlohmo feat. How To Dress Well - 'Don't Say No' [Track of the Day]
Whilst Shlohmo has the ability to sound incredible on huge speakers, his latest track invites you to head into 'headphone territory' to truly appreciate the vast nature of his production, and Tom Krell's (aka How To Dress Well) soaring vocals.
Starting relatively basic in terms of orchestration, the track's foundation is firmly set with a simple, yet incredibly effective beat. Once you hit the one minute mark though, things start to open up quite considerably, with hi-hats cutting through dense, layered vocals.
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What would it sound like if Animal Collective tried to play like Fleet Foxes? The answer might just lie in Brooklyn 5-piece Vensaire's brilliant psych-pop song 'Apollonian'. Juxtaposing idiosyncratic and often bizarre textures with rich, powerful melodies, the result of Apollonian is as diverse as it is infectious. [read more]
Mancunian power-poppers Milk Maid prove the simple formula of infectious melodies and laid-back instrumentation is as irresistible as ever. The band, who are fronted by the bassist of Nine Black Alps Martin Cohen, successfully combine the infectious pop sentiment of Teenage Fanclub and the lo-fi edginess of Guided by Voices. [read more]