Small Black feat. Frankie Rose: Lines of Latitude

Experimental South London pop, Molly Ringwald's favorite jazz tunes, dreamy synth-pop and more in our weekly look at music

Brooklyn-based band Small Black add a little more sombreness to their dreamy synth-pop sound with their new track “Lines of Latitude,” from of their upcoming EP Real People. Harmonies with fellow Brooklynite Frankie Rose’s ethereal voice gives this track a Superhumanoids-meets-Shy-Girls (albeit more laid-back) vibe. This mystical love song takes its time without dragging down, thanks to a blend of electronic and acoustic percussion. (Rose …

Classixx: Borderline

Experimental South London pop, Molly Ringwald's favorite jazz tunes, dreamy synth-pop and more in our weekly look at music

In light of Cape Town’s Design Indaba, this week’s #PrivateJam comes from Craig Durrant, drummer of South African indie-rock outfit Desmond and the Tutus. Calling on hectic tour experiences in Japan, Durrant opted for the electro ballad “Borderline” by American duo Classixx. “I heard it for the first time when we had just missed our connecting flight to Tokyo,” Durrant explains. “We were probably going …

Molly Ringwald’s Jazz Favorites

Experimental South London pop, Molly Ringwald's favorite jazz tunes, dreamy synth-pop and more in our weekly look at music

In honor of the ’80s teen star’s birthday and recent interview, AnOther Magazine featured an unlikely rundown of Molly Ringwald’s favorite jazz tracks. As the interview implies, Ringwald hasn’t exactly followed the traditional post-Hollywood path; she moved to France and back, wrote a few books and even released her own jazz record. Lucky for us she also has impeccable taste in the genre, counting artists …