Smile feat. Robyn: Call My Name

Smile is the side project of Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Joakim Åhlund (of Teddybears and Caesars) and sounds undeniably like work from both artists. Their buoyant, hopeful track “Call My Name” will appear on Smile’s upcoming LP Phantom Island (out 19 November) and features vocals by Robyn—who Åhlund has collaborated with for years, producing songs for Body Talk and Robyn. The …

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Disco-funk, groovy R&B, moody indie and more in this week's new music

Elujay feat. serpentwithfeet: Luvaroq Groovy drums, sweet vocals and a touch of funk make up Elujay’s sanguine track, “Luvaroq.” Featuring serpentwithfeet’s crooning vocals, the song masterfully mixes elements and genres, transporting listeners to Elujay’s relaxing, West Coast world. The vintage-inspired music video, directed by Kokie Padilla and exquisitely colored by Jonny Thorpe, manifests the single’s instinctual, sway-worthy nature into scenes of car rides, chess games …

Oberhofer feat. Shamir + Nick Valensi: SUNSHiiNE

From Oberhofer’s forthcoming LP, Smothered (out 12 November on Telefono Records) comes the charmingly entitled track “SUNSHiiNE.” For the layered,  thoughtfully imagined and at times melodic release, Oberhofer (aka LA-based multi-instrumentalist Brad Oberhofer) collaborated with singer-songwriter Shamir (who contributes a beautiful spoken-word verse) and The Strokes’ guitarist Nick Valensi (who adds a dizzying guitar solo).