Kishi Bashi: Honeybody

After months of sporadic track releases, it’s a real treat to listen to Kishi Bashi’s third LP in its entirety. One standout from Sonderlust (out now via Joyful Noise) is “Honeybody.” With plenty of Kishi Bashi’s trademark coos, romantic strings and gentle glittery touches, it’s a song that really waxes and wanes. There’s a schoolyard sweetness to the track (thanks in part to the handclaps), …

Hot Chip: Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)

Hot Chip's take on William Onyeabor, Swedish dance-pop, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's vampire soundtrack and more in our look at the music we tweeted this week

The mysterious Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor—who all but disappeared from music after releasing eight highly influential, if not obscure, albums in the ’70s and ’80s—has amassed quite a talented following. London’s electro-pop outfit Hot Chip released a rendition of “Atomic Bomb” from the upcoming cover and remix compilation WHAT?! – William Onyeabor Remixed (out 19 April 2014 on Luaka Bop in collaboration with Moog) …

Colleagues: Tears

Hot Chip's take on William Onyeabor, Swedish dance-pop, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's vampire soundtrack and more in our look at the music we tweeted this week

Take synth-driven electro-pop charm, bolster it with a riotous bass line and a healthy dose of danceability and the result is Swedish quintet Colleagues’ “Tears.” With synths fit for a stadium, hypnotic vocals and a radio-ready chorus, the track is accessible without losing soul or individuality. Following up the band’s breakout track on London’s latest In Stereo Records—where they were one of the first to …