Nick Waterhouse unveils a new animated video for "B. Santa Ana, 1986" off of his new record, Promenade Blue.
Behind the video he shares, "I first met the artist and animator of this video, Daniel Bermudez, in a bar called the Attic (RIP) in San Francisco as brilliant, manic 45s spun over the sound system. He and the irrepressible Primo Pitino ran one of the greatest parties of all time - ‘OLDIES NIGHT’ (intentionally generic title that betrayed the cosmic and freewheeling artistry of such a musical and atmospheric endeavor). He and I got together designing my first record labels at the letterpress he worked at. We’re both California natives and he’s done my tune more than justice with this Spaniel charcuterie passing through exactly the kinda world I aimed to conjure in ‘B. Santa Ana 1986.’”
Iguana Death Cult return with a B-Side that got left off of 2019's Nude Casino. As the band explains: "Miami Sun was originally written as an epilogue. The song is about going back to sleep, into hibernation, back to the passiveness of winter depression."
Lionel Boy has just shared the third single from his upcoming, debut, self-titled album. The silky smooth “Mango Michelada” is an artfully laid-back tune ripe for spinning on repeat indefinitely. It’s easy to get lost in the groovy melancholy Lionel spills on the refrain of the track.
“Last February, I moved into a rehearsal space in San Pedro.” Shares Lionel Boy. “The space reeked of febreeze and various chemicals they used to mask the smell of stale cigarettes. My drummer Jacqueline and I would mess around for hours in that space singing nonsense. At the time, we were in the habit of drinking Mango Micheladas at every session. On one of those days, we started out cracking jokes and ended up with a song we couldn’t stop working on. COVID-19 hit about a week later and I ended up having to move out of the studio, but we continued to work on this track throughout the pandemic.”
"a dancehall club banger" FADER
"the life and soul of Toronto’s club scene" i-D
"This musical force fuses her Jamaican roots with a worldly sound influenced by Toronto's multiculturalism and her constant travels" VOGUE
Following an extended stay in Jamaica during the Covid-19 lockdown, BAMBII returns with her first new single since 2019's debut (NITEVISION) & delivers another infectious dancehall banger.
This time around, BAMBII teams up with Jamaican born, Miami based BEAM who recently collaborated with the likes of Justin Bieber, Major Lazer and M.I.A. Mixed by Francis Latreille.
Read more about it at FADER.
“This guy is FIRE” - GILLES PETERSON (BBC)
"It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it" - BILLBOARD
"Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way” - MATT WILKINSON (APPLE MUSIC 1)
“a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger” - FADER
Initially premiered through Wonderland.
You might hear hints of great British one-offs like Tricky, Roots Manuva, even a more laid-back Dizzee Rascal as grime, trip hop & jazz intermingle in Rarelyalways sound which is further evident on the new single and forthcoming EP produced by Hanni El Khatib.
"Who feels it knows it I’d say, many people have been unwell during the infamous year of 2020 to present, and whether you agree or not, I strongly believe not all health conditions are visible. The lead single ‘LAMENTING’ echoes the importance of community support; humans are not immune to bad days or vulnerability."