Here’s a few new(well, Pictureplane is new to me) tracks that I stumbled upon recently and thought they would be very worthy to share on this fine blog.
Poliça – Lay Your Cards Out (feat. Mike Noyce)
I really had no idea what to expect when I first listened to this song. Thankfully, I was extremely pleased. The first thing that struck me about this song were the sweeping, filtered vocals. They truly are beautiful and show a good use of the vocoder instead of it being shown as a way to seem like you have a good voice. Ah well, this track is very pretty and has it’s dynamic moments taking you on a auditory ride through lush synth soundscapes and upbeat percussion. Definitely check this band out.
Lana Del Rey – Yayo
Lana Del Rey graces us with another song and this time it really showcases her voice unlike her other songs have. It’s more bare-bones than the others, mostly featuring a finger-picked guitar, a bit o’ piano, bit o’ drums, etc: but Del Rey’s is on the main stage in this song. A scene that reminds me of this song is the scene in Annie Hall where Diane Keaton is singing in the bar, but to critical acclaim. It’s has that feel of being sang to a bunch of people in a dark bar or 1920’s club, which is fantastic. Really looking forward to her debut album in a few weeks!
Pictureplane – Breath Work
Now this song has been out for awhile now, it came with Pictureplane’s great 2011 album Thee Physical which I totally overlooked. My apologies, good sir. This song is a great representation of how the album sounds, infusing 90’s pop diva attitude with trance vibes that make you picture a strange warehouse loaded with strobes, glowsticks, people on ecstasy and awesome dancing. The sample of the woman singing in the background really cements the 90’s glam diva feel, plus the hard-hitting quarter note beats help with the constant dance feel. Gah. I love it.
Have a great day, everyone!