1. St. Vincent - MassEducation (Loma Vista)
Just when you thought St. Vincent fever was over, she goes and drops a scaled back, piano laden re-work of her Jack Antonoff produced album, last year's MASSEDUCTION. It’s a completely different look at every song from the album and offers a new way to appreciate them.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Sugarboy
Recommended If You Like: Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos
2. Rufus Du Sol - Solace (Sony)
The alt-dance trio from Australia are back with their 3rd album. Inspired by their move to Los Angeles (like their contemporaries Jungle), their bright and shimmering soundscape anthems provide the perfect backdrop to their self-reflecting electronic dance jams.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Eyes, No Place, Underwater
Recommended If You Like: Odesza, Caribou, Cut Copy
3. San Cisco - "When I Dream" (Island City)
Australian indie-rock group San Cisco just dropped their newest single, the day before they performed it for the first time on Triple J’s Like A Version. Summer may be over, but San Cisco are going to make sure you stay warm with their sunny rock jams.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: When I Dream
Recommended If You Like: Twin Peaks, The Shins, The Kooks
4. J. Mascis - Elastic Days (Sub Pop)
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis is back with a new solo album. With his signature off-kilter yet melodic vocals, and classic influences, Mascis proves that age and countless albums under your belt doesn’t mean you’re out of ideas.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: See You At The Movies, Web So Dense, Everything She Said
Recommended If You Like: Dinosaur Jr, Stephen Malkmus, Wilco
5. Part Time - Spell #6 (Burger)
Part Time is the slinky, romantic synth-centered project of David Speck. Speck finds the middle ground between chillwave and yacht rock to pump out some 80’s inspired hits.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Shattered Love, I Can Dream You Better (Feat. Ariel Pink), Jean’s Ballad
Recommended If You Like: Ariel Pink, John Maus, Art d’Ecco
6. Poppy - Am I A Girl? (Mad Decent)
A YouTube sensation who started her music career covering modern hits, went on to become Poppy, an avant-garde YouTuber making futuristic, almost surreal videos. She just released her second album which is full of future-pop, genre-bending songs.
What We’re Playing Off The Record: Am I A Girl, Play Destroy (Feat. Grimes), Time Is Up (Feat. Diplo)
Recommended If You Like: Grimes, Kero Kero Bonito, Charli XCX