Cormorant Tree Oh is the solo audio-visual project of Dublin, Ireland’s Mary Keane, and “The Cave” is the heavy, haunted first single from her forthcoming LP Swoontide. You can download the track now from Bandcamp, while sets of hand-painted postcards accompanying the release can be purchased from Trapped Animal Records.
Girl Of My Dreams is the title of the debut album from Asbury Park, New Jersey’s Cari Elise Fletcher, b.k.a. FLETCHER, and from that she’s just shared the stylish, euphoric “Her Body Is Bible”. Stream this here. Out from September 16th, you can pre-order cloudy-aqua-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and bundled editions of the LP from her webstore right now. Via DIY.
Today New York City’s Regina Spektor releases her Home, before and after LP, and we’ve chosen to feature its “Raindrops” because it sounds sad, like so much else today, and it offers an elusive, ineffable hope, too. You can find a bounty of links to digital and physical editions of the album here. Meanwhile tour date and ticket information for her soon-to-begin-tour — which includes some dates with Norah Jones — are on her website.
The Spur is the latest addition to a spectacular overall contribution to American acoustic music by Louisville, Kentucky’s Joan Shelley, it’s out today, and you can preview a few of its heartbreaking, heartwarming and heavenly tracks above. Out care of No Quarter, you can order seaglass-wave-vinyl, CD, digital and bundled editions of it from Bandcamp, and it’s also available from Rough Trade for those of you in the United Kingdom.
Sharp-tongued, warmly-relatable and wryly-witty, “You Don’t Deserve Me” is the sawdust-covered, self-possessed brand-new single from Bergen, Norway’s Embla and the Karidotters. It’s out today on Die With Your Boots On Records. The debut LP Hello, I’m Embla is out from August 26th, and you can order transparent-vinyl, standard-vinyl and digital versions of it either from the label or from Bandcamp today.
Salka Valsdóttir is a producer, sound engineer and member of the Hip-Hop collective Daughters of Reykjavík, and “the flower phallus” is the eloquent, crisply-creased and humanely-futuristic debut single from her solo-musical project neonme. Out courtesy of INNI, the track is available to stream on Apple Music. Via The Line of Best Fit.
Toronto’s Julianna Riolino — also a member of Daniel Romano’s The Outfit — has just announced the release of her debut LP All Blue, and here is its rugged, wind-swept, wide-angled and vintage-toned “Lone Ranger”. Out from October 14th care of You’ve Changed Records, you can pre-order vinyl and digital editions of it either from their webstore or from Bandcamp right now.
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive is a documentary detailing the efforts of freediver Johanna Nordblad to break the world record for distance traveled underwater in one breath. Kazakh-British composer and violinist Galya Bisengalieva has written its soundtrack, from which you can hear the articulate, silvery and streaming “Elina’s Fears” above. The whole thing is out from July 22nd, and you can order clear-vinyl or CD versions both from OLI and Bandcamp.