Holly Miranda + The New Asylum Choir: Midnight Oil
For her beautiful new track “Midnight Oil,” singer/songwriter Holly Miranda has been joined by 28 other voices who unite under the moniker New Asylum Choir—including icon Ani DiFranco and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio. A cover of an obscure Cris Williamson song from her 1978 album Lumiere, “Midnight Oil” carries a message of empowerment wrapped in a sing-along chorus—and its mission is to support the Sioux Nation reservation. You can stream the track on People or purchase it for 99c, with all proceeds benefitting Standing Rock.
Steve Lacy: Dark Red
The Internet member Steve Lacy has just released the track “Dark Red” from his debut solo project Steve Lacy’s Demo. The song is a groovy, alt-rock work with plenty of soulful tinges. The tune simmers away almost effortlessly and bodes very well for the upcoming project—set for release on Friday.
Pale Waves: There’s a Honey
Manchester-based indie-pop outfit Pale Waves just released their debut single “There’s A Honey” and it’s an uncommonly catchy tune. With musical layers referencing The Cure and label-mates The 1975 (two of whom produced this track), and surprisingly intimate lyrics, the song delivers thoughtful, dance-worthy buoyancy. There’s a Honey, the album, will be released 21 April on Dirty Hit.
Lana Del Rey: Love
After sharing her new track over the weekend, Lana Del Rey has just released the video for “Love.” The visuals match the dreamy track, with the Rich Lee-directed clip utilizing lots of black and white shots as well as many washed-out moments—that’s before the entire thing takes a turn and becomes a retro sci-fi narrative. The song itself is quintessentially LDR—lush, moody and sultry. It’s expected that she will announce a new album soon, the first since Honeymoon came out two years ago.