Phum Viphurit: Hello, Anxiety

Packed with funk- and disco-powered riffs and breakdowns, “Hello, Anxiety” is the newest single from Bangkok-based Phum Viphurit. The 23-year-old made noise with last year’s “Lover Boy,” and this new release is an encouraging and understanding tune about coping (and sometimes not coping) with anxiety. With a video by Khamkwan Duangmanee, that ends in a cheerful dance party, the song is ultimately hopeful and supportive—and …

Delicate Steve: Winners

Delicate Steve, the alter ego of Steve Marion, can often be seen around intimate NYC venues in a tank top—shredding like no mere mortal. The guitar whisperer has lent his talents to Yeasayer’s and Paul Simon’s most recent albums, co-wrote a song with the Brooklyn-based pop trio Wet, even writing the theme song to Showtime’s comedy, “Dice.” Though Marion released his first two records on …

Premiere: “Big Sky” by Pearl Lion

The SNL house band guitarist's ethereal instrumental pairs with shots of Joshua Tree, Antelope Canyon and more

Making us want to plan a road trip immediately is this stunning montage of visuals captured by Dan Huiting (whose music video resume includes Sylvan Esso, Caroline Smith, and lots of Bon Iver) for Pearl Lion’s film soundtrack-like instrumental “Big Sky.” “I was in LA and I just got this guitar pedal called ‘Big Sky,’” Pearl Lion aka Jared Scharff (who has been the guitarist …