Washed Out: Don’t Give Up

Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife," ARP's "High-Heeled Clouds," Tiki Disco and more in this week's music recap

Interweaving vocals anxiously writhe on top of clean percussion and a well-placed piano progression—and that’s just the start of “Hot Knife,” Fiona Apple’s latest single from her critically acclaimed 2012 album The Idler Wheel…. The song meets its match with a potent music video from famed filmmaker and former flame, Paul Thomas Anderson. The visuals are simple and direct, drawing upon the gravity of Apple’s …

Fiona Apple: Hot Knife

Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife," ARP's "High-Heeled Clouds," Tiki Disco and more in this week's music recap

Also known as Alexis Georgopoulos, ARP has been making music for years under the monikers Q&A, the Alps and Tussle. Considering his extensive background in analog synthesizers and stringed instruments, ARP’s newest single “High-Heeled Clouds” is a stark antithesis to previous experimental works such as “Raga For Moog & Violin.” The repeating chord pattern is reminiscent of classic ’60s Motown ballads (The Marvelettes’ “Darling Forever” …

ARP: High-Heeled Clouds

Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife," ARP's "High-Heeled Clouds," Tiki Disco and more in this week's music recap

The season for outdoor parties is well underway and our friends at Tiki Disco have an upbeat mix sure to inject life into the party. Beginning in 2009 at Brooklyn’s famous indoor-outdoor pizzeria Roberta’s, the trio of DJs recently took their brand of funk disco across Europe, and last Friday, to the rooftop of the Standard Hotel for a CH-hosted afternoon of fun. Effortlessly blending …