Baio: PHILOSOPHY!

In the four years since Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City we’ve learned one thing about the band: every member is capable of putting out exciting, well-made and unexpectedly diverse solo or collaborative work. The latest, PHILOSOPHY! by Baio (VW’s bassist Chris Baio), feels tropical, funky and celebratory. Baio’s debut solo album came out back in 2015. This fun new single hails from his …

Trentemøller: Lost

From nomadic tunes for the modern world to a comedic #PrivateJam by Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson; the music we tweeted this week

As stated on the SoundCloud page for Anders Trentemøller’s record label, Lost In My Room, his newly launched album Lost, is “yet another fuck-you to whatever genre you thought you had him boxed into.” The Danish producer’s set of 12 original songs—available in full from Spotify—definitely lives up to this bold statement, taking listeners on a cohesive journey of experimental sounds that beautifully ends with …

Débruit & Alsarah: Alkoan Baladi

From nomadic tunes for the modern world to a comedic #PrivateJam by Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson; the music we tweeted this week

Find a yurt and put on your dancing shoes because “Alkoan Baladi” inspires having both. While the collaborative tune is decidedly Arabic, it’s the work of French artist Débruit and the Sudan-born, Yemen-raised and Brooklyn-based singer Alsarah. The duo—whose new album Aljawal is due out this November but is now available for pre-order from Soundway Records—explains their music is actually a “child of our global …