Premiere: “Blue” by Angelo De Augustine feat. Sufjan Stevens

An ethereal rumination accompanied by a self-directed Super 8 music video and an inspired apparel collection

Almost exactly two years ago, we shared “Time,” a live collaboration between California-based songwriter and musician Angelo De Augustine and Sufjan Stevens. The track would tease De Augustine’s then-forthcoming album Tomb, and introduce many to the wonders of his ethereal vocals and wistful songwriting. Today, De Augustine returns with “Blue,” another exquisite example of his emotive sonic capabilities—and it also features Stevens as an accomplice. The track—soon to …

Premiere: “Reykjavík” by Hugar

Wondrous soundscapes from the Icelandic duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson

The path to “Reykjavík,” the fourth single from Icelandic duo Hugar‘s forthcoming album, The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture (out 2 October), involved a convergence of visual inspirations. First, there was the documentary The Vasulka Effect, directed by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir. Hugar (aka Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson) composed the film’s score and although this song isn’t part of that body of music, it …

Premiere: “Perfection” by Body Language

A soulful single from the band's forthcoming LP

Brooklyn quartet Body Language (aka Angelica Bess, Grant Wheeler, Matt Young and Ian Chang) returns with “Perfection,” the soulful debut single from the band’s forthcoming fourth LP, Travel Guide (out 9 October). The track’s melody is relaxed enough for casual poolside listening but the lyrics tell a familiar tale that warrants closer attention. It’s a noticeable continuation of their catalog of enjoyable experimental R&B soundscapes, which extends …