Cut Copy: Standing in the Middle of the Field

The opening track of Cut Copy’s forthcoming album Haiku From Zero, “Standing in the Middle of the Field” rises up to big, bright modern disco vibes after a charmed introduction. As the song spins out electronic beauty, lead singer Dan Whitford’s vocals invite the listener to follow along closely.

Cut Copy: Airborne

A dance track brightly incorporating psychedelia and disco attributes, “Airborne” might be the first track off of electronic act Cut Copy’s forthcoming album. From a catchy chorus to a thoughtful bridge and spacious outro, the tune delivers much of the band’s signature splendor. There’s no date yet for the album, but it will be released by Astralwerks.

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John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

Elliott Smith: Waltz #2 (XO) 10 years ago this past week, the world lost Elliott Smith: Songwriter, musician and vocalist whose masterful catalogue of brooding alternative folk inspired legions of fans and acts that followed. A centerpiece to his emotional potency, “Waltz #2 (XO)” might very well be Smith’s best track ever. Moreover, it’s a secret autobiography. Chronicling the tumult of relationships with his family …