Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Everyone’s favorite ambient/electronic group from Versailles, France adds to their soundtrack repertoire with this score for Le Voyage Dans La Lune, a short science fiction film released in 1902 that has recently been restored. Find the album on Spotify.
Big Sir – Before Gardens After Gardens
The duo Big Sir consists of songwriter Lisa Papineau, who has contributed vocals for M83 and Air, and Juan Alderete, bassist for prog-rock stars The Mars Volta. If you’re game for some experimental, jazz-influenced electronica, try out their debut album or find them on Spotify.
Dr. Dog – Be the Void
West Grove, PA natives Dr. Dog return two years after the release of their last studio album with their latest offerings of low-key “psychedelic” rock. Keep an eye out for concerts — the band plays multiple shows in Philly every year. Sample the album here or on Spotify and look for a longer review online and in print this Thursday.
Mario – Restoration
Once just a smooth-voiced 16-year-old asking us to braid his hair, R&B singer Mario is now cruising through his mid-20s and has promised his fans true emotional honesty on this record — along with, of course, some club bangers.
of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks
Functioning almost like a revolving door of musicians led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Barnes, indie favorite of Montreal is constantly tweaking its sound. Country influences and other tricks abound alongside the usual complex arrangements and twee on Paralytic Stalks, the group’s 11th studio release. Look for a longer review online and in print this Thursday.