This week’s best songs include future R&B gothic, retro house fun, and possibly strained psych-folk. Enjoy them all! We did!
“On “But Blood,” the differences between reverbed beauty, electronic experimentation and sonic dissonance are matched wonderfully, and Hockeysmith are its master trackers…”
“Continuing the precedent set by “Bo Peep,” it’s a machine fuelled by rejection and frustration, metal grinding against metal within its engine as it expels toxic smoke over the lumbering track.”
“It’s final battle music beyond house or pop, and with a very cinematic build to a blissful galaxy-saving coda that washes away any hint of empty retro fetishism.”
“But as with everything Pure X, pain gets its day: it’s present beneath the gently lapping guitar lines and retro pop falsettos, a wariness of being hurt again.”
“…the song urges us to dive into its paisley depths, with the bed of scraggly noise constantly disturbing the plateaus of smoky, communal spirit.”