Organ Donor - Jeremy Messersmith [mp3]
Moody track off this melodically-overachieving singer songwriter’s latest album, The Reluctant Graveyard. Love the strings (and the video, directed by Eric Power).
Color Wars - Hot Sugar feat. Aaron Livingston [mp3]
Hot Sugar (a.k.a. producer Nick Koenig) does a reggae-ish vibe shot through with an inescapable snare beat, and fronted by the vocals of Roots collaborator Aaron Livingston. Makes us wish it was still summer.
Glorify - Ivan & Alyosha [mp3]
Soaring vocal harmonies and Dylanesque harmonica announce the Americana-style leanings of this lovely bit of lilting melancholia. It’s a preview track from the Seattle, WA four-piece’s EP Fathers Be Kind, set for February release.
Alessio Natalizia, a.k.a. London producer Banjo or Freakout, does a dreamy, synthy reboot of NDF’s late-summer release.