JFDR — the project of prolific Icelandic multi-hyphenate Jófríður Ákadóttir — is announcing her official signing to Houndstooth today. In addition to releasing 12 solo albums, the singer, songwriter, and composer has collabed with Ólafur Arnalds and Damien Rice and scored Icelandic films like Backyard Village (2021). Björk is also apparently a big fan, which bodes well for everyone. In celebration of signing to Houndstooth, Ákadóttir is sharing a new single and video as JFDR: It’s a dreamy, hypnotic ballad called “The Orchid.” The video, meanwhile, is directed by Joseph Burgess. Listen and watch below.
Look out, everyone; the indie rockers have discovered dub reggae again! Given the proliferation of high-potency weed, this was probably inevitable. Just a couple of weeks ago, Spoon got together with Adrian Sherwood to release Lucifer On The Moon (Spoon Vs. On-U Sound), a dub version of their album Lucifer On The Moon. Now, Leeds […]
Last we heard from Nashville’s Rosie Thomas, she was releasing the highly collaborative EP Lullabies For Parents, Vol 1, which came out in April and featured old pal Sufjan Stevens on a cover of Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.” The two artists go back a long way — in 2012, Thomas came with Stevens […]
Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress Fatoumata Diawara has worked with Damon Albarn in the ensembles Africa Express and Rocket Juice & The Moon. Today she welcomes the Blur and Gorillaz leader onto her new single “Nsera,” a title that means “destination” in her native Bambara. The song’s syncopated, synth-powered groove and bright, joyous melody […]