Experimental songs from Syclops, plus new tunes by WAVVES, Kadhja Bonet and more

Ecca Vandal feat. Sampa The Great: Your Orbit

Two Australian talents come together for the dynamic new track “Your Orbit.” Blending a ’90s jazzy hip-hop vibe with some soulful grooves, Ecca Vandal and Sampa The Great deliver a buoyant jam that’s textured and rich. This is a super-breezy, summer-ready tune.

WAVVES: All Star Goth

A previously unreleased bonus track, “All Star Goth” appears on the reissue of WAVVES’s self-titled debut album—which happens to turn 10 years old this year. The surprise release revels in its demo distortion and lo-fi production. It ripples outward like waves in water on a rainy day and it’s a pure delight.

Kadhja Bonet: Delphine

Quickly casting a spell over the listener, “Delphine” delivers on all the mesmerizing, soulful magic of LA-based singer and musician Kadhja Bonet. It’s the second song of her forthcoming album Childqueen, which Bonet wrote, produced, and mixed all herself. She also played all the instruments.

Lokki: Breathe a Breath of Me

An acoustic track of uncompromising beauty, “Breathe a Breath of Me” is a standout from Drew MacFarlane’s solo debut under the moniker Lokki. Here, the Glass Animals member demonstrates his gorgeous vocal capabilities, complemented by a balanced, piano-powered instrumentation. His EP, Cirrhi, is out now.

Syclops: Caryll J The Superhero

From the new LP Pink Eye, “Caryll J The Superhero” is the first new music since 2013 from Maurice Fulton’s experimental project Syclops. It’s as spacey and odd as listeners might expect. With plenty of distortion, big beats and a certain ’80s video game vibe, the track was written and produced by Fulton, yet he credits Hanna Sarkari, Mim Suleiman and Karo Brandi with playing various live instruments on the record.

ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that rounds up the music we tweeted throughout the week, also found in Listen. Hear the year so far via Cool Hunting Spotify.