Okay Kaya: Ascend And Try Again

Set to appear on Norwegian-born, NYC-based Okay Kaya’s next album (which is due out next year) “Ascend And Try Again” combines multiple genres, melding them together with haunting songwriting. The track itself literally describes the artist’s attempt to becoming scuba-certified for a role in a Swedish film—she was prone to ear infections and had to bow out—but it also stands in as a meditative guide …

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors

With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives way to a 14-piece orchestra and a stirring string-ladened interlude and conclusion, Angel Olsen’s “All Mirrors” is a cinematic ride. The layered melody is at once brooding and elating, with Olsen’s vocals guiding the track. Produced by John Congleton, with arrangements by Jherek Bischoff and Ben Babbitt, the song will appear on Olsen’s upcoming …

Beaty Heart: Kanute’s Comin’ Round

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Colorful, theatrical and existing in a minimal psychedelic world all its own, the video for Beaty Heart’s latest release is new ground even for this experimental South London outfit. “Kanute’s Comin’ Round,” finds two masked and costumed dancers drawing vibrant chaos from the tracks powerful percussion. The video delivers a trippy whimsicality, all the while supporting a song as upbeat and endearing as it is …