Aldous Harding: The Barrel

From New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding comes “The Barrel,” an acoustic guitar-backed track about the perils and trickery of love. It’s a lovely tune, led by Harding’s vocals, and releases alongside a playful video with obscure props (a big hat, ghoulish mask and maracas included). The single comes from Harding’s forthcoming album, Designer, due out on 26 April.

ArchiTec’s Wool-Centric “New Zealand” Collection

A look at the fabric-inspired brand's new release

Justin Seale (former design lead at Mission Workshop, and manager of Chrome‘s sales and product) is now the founder of travel-inspired apparel brand, ArchiTec. And it’s at New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu that Seale sought out a farm to source the brand’s merino wool. The newest collection from the brand, aptly named the New Zealand Collection, is a release that’s inspired by the magnitude of the geography of …

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: American Guilt

The new track by NZ band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “American Guilt,” is a little more psychedelic than what’s found on their previous album. Seemingly recorded in a lo-fi manner, with plenty of fuzzed vocals and distorted guitar, the tune is crunchy and raw in the best possible way. UMO has also announced a comprehensive USA and Europe tour beginning in April.