Vibes! - Theophilus London
You can usually find Theophilus London off the beaten path, swaying, charming, hypnotizinly marching to the beat of his own drum. The R&B singer’s new album Vibes! was executive produced by the one and only Kanye West. Stream it via the Fader here, and pre-order it here.
Michael - Les Sins
Chaz Bundick throws caution to the wind and heads for the chillwave dancefloor. It’s maybe as much a testament to his namesake as it is to the musical influences that inspired him growing up. Stream it via NPR First Listen here, and pre-order it here.
Ruins - Grouper
Liz Harris has never been one to lay it down loud. Her newest album is achingly intimate, her voice barely a register above a whisper. And yet, she still manages to wring our hearts as if she were doing it through a million speakers. The Portland singer-songwriter’s latest is available for streaming via NPR First Listen here. Pre-order it here.
Haerts - Haerts