Ty Segall feat. Shannon Lay: Ice Plant

Initially obscure (with various sound effects and jazzy percussion) and shifting with delicate, layered vocals, Ty Segall’s “Ice Plant” is a “fever dream of my childhood,” he says. The majority of the song (from his forthcoming album First Taste) is occupied by Segall and Lay’s a cappella vocals—a far cry from the previous fuzzy, psychedelic, garage rock tracks from the record. It all floats along …

21st Century Schizoid (Wo)man: Tatiana Kartomten

The illustrator and tattoo artist talks inspirations, drugs and being a woman against authority

Californian illustrator Tatiana Kartomten’s drawings are enchanting, mystical things, with enough details to keep the viewer endlessly captivated. The London-based artist’s intricate illustrations also have a spiritual, psychedelic vibe reminiscent of ’60s and ’70s album cover art. Little wonder, then, that Kartomten’s career includes designing the covers for Ty Segall’s bands Slaughterhouse and Fuzz. As well as creating mind-blowing prints, Kartomten lends her skills to …

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Devonté Hynes' piano improvisation, Kindness' "World Restart," a look back at Secret Machines and more in the music we tweeted this week

Kindness: World Restart feat. Kelela & Ade British musician Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, mixes pop’s lightness and accessibility with some experimental fringes. The first single off of his upcoming sophomore album Otherness, “World Restart,” is a great example of such. Impeccably recorded saxophone, bass and drums set up the foundation for a funky downtempo groove, and the soulful duet between singers Kelela and Ade is …