Hard to believe, but it’s only been a month since we announced the upcoming Lushlife album, Ritualize. With buzz building faster than expected, we’ve decided to release ‘The Waking World,’ a brand new single featuring our friends, the Swedish shoegaze duo, I Break Horses.
With frenetic but still sublime production from CSLSX, the song is meant to be a surreal exploration of Mark David Chapman’s mindset on the morning he assassinates John Lennon.
Stream it now via tastemaking UK music blog, The Line of Best Fit.
I started working on this cover of Billy Idol’s 1983 classic, Eyes Without a Face while bored hanging around in airports last month. Then, a few days ago I happened to catch Georges Franju’s incredible 1960 French horror film that the song is inspired by, and it made me kind of stoked to release this demo as an offering to the 2k15 late-night Halloween party jam gods.
Download Lushlife’s cover of ‘Eyes Without a Face’ here.
After three years, I’m excited to announce the new Lushlife album, ‘Ritualize’ co-produced by CSLSX, and featuring Ariel Pink, Killer Mike,Marissa Nadler, RJD2, Nightlands and more.
The first single, ‘Body Double’ premiered on “Time Crisis” with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend last night. Listen to a stream, and learn more about the album via Pitchfork here.
Earlier this summer, I was asked by the Philadelphia Eagles to provide the soundtrack to every home game at Lincoln Financial Field this year. To kick off this strange engagement as Eagles Touchdown Club DJ for the 2015-16 season, I’m spreading the love with a 4+ hour Lushlife-curated Spotify playlist for your Eagles game day tailgates. Hopefully this mix of indie rock gems, hip-hop bangers, and classic jams will get you extra-hyped for the football season.
Click here to stream Eagles Game Day Vol. 1
Artwork by Dewey Saunders // Co-curated with Brendan Lee
Yeah, Tame Impala’s Currents was one of the LPs I’ve been hyped for all year. Once it came out, I found myself mumbling rhymes to the largely instrumental album-cut, ‘Nangs.’ That compulsion turned into a start-to-finish overnight session a few weeks ago, recontextualizing the joint as though it had always been a golden-era neck-snapper. Last night, Mary Anne Hobbs world premiered the introspective, psych-rap Lushlife flip of Tame Impala’s ‘Nangs’ on her BBC6 Weekend Music Show, so flatteringly calling it, “a masterpiece…”