A Quick Word from the Authors:
Rounding out the end of SXSW and beginning of the NCAA Basketball Tournament we bring you this week's Sabbath.
Three years since the release of their last album Whokill, Merrill Garbus' project Tune-Yards announced their third studio album, due out May 5, with the release of the eccentric song "Water Fountain". Everyone's favorite indie/blues act The Black Keys used a creepy video to announce their new album Turn Blue will be out on May 15th (their new single "Fever" should be out on Monday). Visiting the BBC Live Lounge this week BANKS performed an acoustic cover of Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody". Rounding out the indie news Tame Impala released a live performance of their song "Be Above It" that will be apart of their forthcoming record store day contribution entitled Live Versions.
– Aaron Thomas & Anna Murphy
The Bees Knees
The Pasture: Jaymes Young – "Habits Of My Heart" (Sufjan Stevens Remake)
The Kindle: SAFIA – "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds"
The Tryptophan: Daktyl – "244"
The Indie Gift Basket
- The Pasture Less is more — slow-churned nights need a soundtrack too, and relaxation is underrated.
- The Kindle represents a peak of accessibility where the masses will be drawn to the raw energy exposed throughout.
- Lastly, in The Tryptophan indie gets plugged. What ups the ante more than experimental electronics and synths?
Drawing from hushed textures the intersection between folk and translucent melodies can surprisingly be seamlessly navigated. So kick back, chill out or fall asleep – but be sure to stream the easy-going tracks below for the epitome of mellow.