With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five releases that may have slipped past your radar. Stream music from The Comet Is Coming, Elbows, Tamara Renée, Karavan and Shaolin Luciano. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
The Comet Is Coming – Death To The Planet
The Comet Is Coming, signaling an end to life as we know it, heralding the dawn of a new age. In the inevitable physical destruction of the planet, a space is created where all notions of political, social and economic hierarchy will be at once obliterated and transcended.
Elbows- Corduroy EP
Max Schieble, better known as Elbows, is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, vocalist, and genre-bending producer raised in the Bay Area. Combining elements of old school hip hop, futuristic electronic production, and bygone jazz instrumentation, with deliberate hooks, expansive vocal harmonies, and sporadic sampling, he creates ever-changing soundscapes all filtered through a sharp pop sensibility. Some folks – Elbows included – would describe the sound as that of “time travel.”
Tamara Renée – CONJUR WOMAN
Tamara Renée is an old soul newly planted in the earthly realm with roots that are deep and transient. Her interplanetary travel is frequent. In her voice is a mixture of ethereal jazz, gritty blues, guttural funk- all topped with her natural hip-hop swag.
Karavan – Karavan
Lefto (Belgium) & Free The Robots (California) found themselves on tour together a year and a half ago and had the wise idea to do a record together with the beats they were making from the inspiration collected along the way.Fast forward to the present and that idea has grown into Karavan – an album full of international exotic melodies and heavy rhythms, that reflects the sounds gathered through their years of consistent nomadic touring.
Shaolin Luciano – The Axelrod Tapes
This release is a collection of beats made between 2011 and 2012. All inspired by and made using samples from the music of the late David Axelrod.