#1 Hollow Pigeons – 1996
It’s kind of ironic that this EP is named Birthdays, seeing as how Ryan Dela Cruz has had so few. He’s a 15 year old Canadian!
#2 jj – How I Need You
Stockholm duo jj continue to release random material in support of their awaited new album that (we believe) will go under the name of V.
#3 Lana Del Rey- Off to the races
Women show then men who’s boss in Lana Del Rey’s found-footage video for her new joint ‘Off to the Races’, taken from the forthcoming Born To Die.
#4 Com Truise – Vhs sex
Fan video made by Marta Giec for Com Truise which really captures that nostalgic feel. Makes you want to go back in time.
#5 Leaving – Alecks
These dudes called Leaving making some nice tunes… I am thinking he might be the next Campfire Headphase artist.
#6 Taragana pyjarama – Rgegege
Taragana Pyjarama is 22 year old Nick Eriksen from Denmark, and this is about the extent of the information I can find about this band. It’s pretty sick though. Basically chillwave, sans the lo-fi aesthetic…
#7 Ssaliva – Savaan
Ssaliva‘s ‘Thought Has Wings’ tape on Leaving Records was another fav’ from 2011 and those pleasent beats seem to be continued on this new Vlek Records release.
#8 CAT CAT CAT – Simply Superb
Just amazing and a nice ungoogleble name. This is the future.
#9 Samoyed – a small good thing
Scottish bro Andrew Samoyed is about to return with ‘A Small Good Thing’ which is coming out via Lukid’s Glum label early next year.
#10 The Caretaker – A relationship with the sublime
If you haven’t already heard this album you definitely need to check it out. Perfect for a late night and bottle of wine.
Published December 28, 2011.