Neil Cicierega – Mouth Silence

Previously mentioned Neil Cicierega has a new megamix of insanity out titled Mouth Silence. In the piece’s first few moments alone, there’s an amazing, heavenly remix of 3rd Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” propped up against a fusion of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” with the Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster.” Just let that settle in for a minute. Yeah, that happened.

Anyway, expect some hilariously insane musical clashing going on in this thing, and enjoy!

Perfume Genius – “Queen”

“Queen,” the lead single off Perfume Genius‘ forthcoming third LP Too Bright, is without a doubt singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas’ most extravagant song to date. This time around, he is forgoing the spartan piano arrangements we’ve found powerful in his prior releases in favor of bright synths, punchy drums, and comparatively pristine production. But the emotion that came with his sparse, reverb-y work of the past has not dissipated with this more ornate compositional palette. Hadreas’ vocals are assured, forceful; giving “Queen” the last of the makings for a great pop anthem. While I’ll admittedly miss the forlorn piano melodies should the album entirely go in this glitzier direction, this is a pretty interesting change of pace for Hadreas and a plenty evocative piece in its own right.

Too Bright is due out September 23 via Matador.

Pearls Negras – Biggie Apple

Yeah, I know I’m late on this, but I’ve been spending so much downtime listening to this peppy, upbeat hip hop EP from Brazil’s Pearls Negras that I had to give it a mention

Various Artists – Tasty Morsels Vol. 2

An assortment of strange, lo-fi tunes that range from weirdo pop to ambient electronics. Thanks to the people over at Tasty Morsels for putting it together. For those that swoon to the sounds of Ariel Pink and bite-sized synths creating vast, funky soundscapes. Enjoy!

Sia – “Big Girls Cry”

Golden-haired pop songstress Sia drops yet another song from her forthcoming record, 1000 Forms of Fear. It’s dropping July 8th.

Ab-Soul – These Days…

Ab-Soul makes an unsuccessful move toward accessibility on this latest record of his.

Bent Knee – “Being Human”

Grand, serene, and progressive, I’m loving this track from the forthcoming Bent Knee record, Shiny Eyed Babies. Not only are some of the instrumental passages in the 6-minute monster, “Being Human,” pretty creative, but some of the band’s instrumental builds are unbelievably powerful as well! Enjoy!

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

Behold, the epitome of superficial nostalgia!

Dub Thompson – “No Time”

Up-and-coming lo-fi rock outfit Dub Thompson drops yet another song from their forthcoming album on Dead Oceans, 9 Songs. Truth be told, “No Time” has been floating around for a little while, I believe, but I’ve been warming up to the song a bit. The damaged aesthetic of the recording just gives the eerie, viral refrain a lot of impact, and I think the quirky organ melodies at the start of the track add a lot of the song as well.

9 songs is coming out next week.

Coldplay – Ghost Stories

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories is their dreamiest, most serene effort thus far.