Two bands from thousands of miles apart got together and made two remarkable new songs. Today’s single “it’s ok 2 lie 2 me” b/w “Andy” is the result of a collaboration between Midwife (the project of New Mexico’s Madeline Johnston, specializing in heavy, celestial slowcore) and Nyxy Nyx (the Philadelphia band whose Bandcamp bio reads “psychedelic gothic punk art rock freaks learning how to play the recorder in 3rd grade”). The A-side is slow, tender, and airy. The B-side adds more of a live band feel to that sound with similarly gorgeous results. Both songs are so staggeringly good that this might be the best new release available on Bandcamp Friday. Don’t sleep.
Love Actually, the cornball ensemble comedy about a bunch of British people falling into and out of love with one another, is now 20 years old. It endures as meme fodder, if nothing else. As it turns out, the British pop balladeers Keane, who were unsigned at the time, wrote a song called “Love Actually” […]
Claire Rousay has shared a few songs this year, including “i no longer have that glowing thing inside of me,” “Sigh In My Ear,” and “Deceiver,” the latter two with Helena Deland. For Bandcamp Friday, the Los Angeles ambient artist is sharing “meg.” “meg” is different than Rousay’s usual moody material; on Bandcamp, she explains […]
Daryl Hall and John Oates went to court in Nashville today to begin hashing out their dispute over Oates’ plan to sell his stake in their joint venture — a plan that Hall described in legal filings as a “betrayal” strategically timed to maximize harm. As Billboard reports, Chancellor Russell Perkins, the judge overseeing the […]