Electronic

Tatum Gale’s “Blue Haze” is a spooky, seasonal bop

“Blue Haze” is the latest “end-of-summer glassy groove” from New York synth outsider Tatum Gale, and while billed as a seasonally-apt slow jam when it came out in September, it’s spooky, dark drops resonate just as closely during these sub-30 November nights. Between its hazy chords and spacey percussive backbone, the track endows the listeners with a sense of distance, making it perfect listening for a small kickback among close friends or a dissociative episode in the club. Gale’s additional ability to inject indietronica into a future-funk bop gives “Blue Haze” a sound that’s accessible as it is groovy; stream it below to get your weekend started right. Connor Beckett McInerney

   

Lexica unearth "lost" album, release trippy single "Faint Hue"

Lexica, an experimental group formed in the burgeoning arts scene in mid-Nineties Harlem, have released Lost & Left To Be Imagined, an album which up until now never saw the light of day. The 2002 recording, which featured the trippy proto-EDM stylings of Lorraine Lelis, Stephen Krieger, and Erik Laroi, was well-hyped before its release, but ended up in the dustbin of history. However, the band was finally able to unearth it, and with it, the single "Faint Hue", a shimmering song which features Lelis's layered vocals, the relaxing and haunting beats of Kreiger, and the subtle but powerful guitar work of Laroi. Give this long-lost track a listen for yourself down below. - Will Sisskind

   

Jakob Battick releases folk psych collection Tour Tape 2019

Earlier this month Jakob Battick, the Berkeley-based musician (originally hailing from the great state of Maine) released Tour Tape 2019, digitally and as a limited edition cassette. For fans of quiet psych folk who appreciate a touch of drone and drifting off into spacey realms. A personal favorite off the collection, “Lilac Bloom” showcases more melodic moments and a lovely female vocal accompaniment. Props to Liam Herb for the crystal wine glass work on these tunes and just the right amount of mystical synth. Feels like just the right kind of tunes to stargaze to. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Pan American "A Son"

Mark Nelson (aka Pan•American) is preparing to release a new album called “A Son” on November 7th via Kranky.

The album’s first single and closing track is beautiful acoustic take on a classic track called “Shenandoah”. Nelson begin playing this song in the days following the death of Heather Heyer, and including the track on this album as a tribute and to draw attention to her foundation.

This album finds Nelson putting aside the electronics in favor of the hammered dulcimer, but holding true to the ambient and atmospheric he has become known for over the last decade.

   

Change Request “Shatter Proof”

House Music producer Change Request (aka Andrew Emil) is back with a new maxi-single called “Shatter Proof”. The single is set to be released on November 29th on the local label Fresh Meat, and features the vocals of Lailah Reich.