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Rarelyalways x Another

Clash's Track of The Day post for the latest by Rarelyalways claims that the "Hackney polygot is impossible to pin down....The swaggering electronics that run through 'Another' point towards the influence of hip-hop, while the sub-zero electronics come straight out of the grime sketch book."  Upcoming EP Baby Buffalo will release on October 30, 2020.

Peel x Citizen X

Peel’s innovative and emotional debut masters the integration of melodic synths and psych as it shape-shifts from one song to the next. Just ahead of the EP’s release, due October 16th on Innovative Leisure, Peel reveal their ethereal single “Citizen X” which also is set to appear on FIFA’s 2021 Soundtrack.

Peel’s Isom Innis explains, “Citizen X was an outlier to our usual stream of conscious lyric writing process— the framework began more conceptually. It has a tongue in cheek tone and is coming from a disillusioned place. Originally, it was a slower shoe-gaze inspired track, but Sean had the idea to re-imagine it, speed it up and really emphasize the groove and treat the guitar more like Robin Guthrie [Cocteau Twins].”

And as Clash writes: "Subtle but striking, 'Citizen X' is testament to the pair's absorbing creativity."

JIMMY EDGAR x METAL/GET UP

Jimmy Edgar, one of electronic music's most versatile and unique producers, has just shared a futuristic double A-side single for collaborations with hyperkinetic pop producer SOPHIE and fellow Detroiter/hip-hop mainstay Danny Brown. The new singles arrive in the wake of Edgar’s collaboration with Hudson Mohawke earlier this year, making for a sprawling trilogy of genre-bending, boundary-pushing forrays through underground electronica and hip-hop, illustrating the breadth of his vision and talent.

"SOPHIE and I met at Fabric in London in the 2010s and since then we have performed live together as well as worked together with artists such as Charli XCX and Vince Staples,” states Edgar. “‘METAL’ is reflective of our love for designer sounds finely sculpted on boutique computer equipment.” The song arrives alongside “GET UP," a tough love motivational set to springy synth flourishes and bass rattling throughout which Danny Brown does irreparable microphone damage.

More at: Pitchfork / Fader / Consequence of Sound / Stereogum / Clash / Line of Best Fit / Hypebeast

Rarelyalways x Caption Video

 

Chipping away, Rarelyalways follows up the audio release of "Caption" with a new self-directed video. As Fader posts on a quote from the artist/director, "The video is simply snap-shots of a figure who has a weak support network with an unlimited amount of freedom, which could be perceived as abandonment. Throughout the scenes we frame awkward moments as we see this figure age via his shoe size.” More to come from RA in the next couple of weeks.
Peel x Catch & Release

"This new song does vibrate with the weird aura of a live show; there’s a sense of disorientation and detachment, and Cimino’s vocals—which are reminiscent of Paul Banks’ in Turn on the Bright Lights—are like a guiding light." - Flood Magazine

"Catch & Release," a new single by Peel, is available on all digital retailers.