It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody
🔀 Shuffle Sundays #92 • Marrakesh, Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion, Weyes Blood, Sebastiaan Bremer, and more!
💽 » Timeskip, by Marrakesh
alternative • 10 songs • 30 minutes
I always mention how much I enjoy (and respect) artists that push their boundaries and experiment with new sounds in between albums. But it’s not every day that you see a band changing the direction so much as Brazilian rock band Marrakesh just did.
After a highly praised debut in 2018 with Cold as a Kitchen Floor, an album that was mainly focused on indie rock and dream pop, they are back with the full-length sophomore Timeskip, a record that sees the band exploring a much more electronic sound with layers of dub, pop, and even some trap beats, all of which they were already playing with on last year’s EP Knots.
🎶 » To the Sky, by Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion
If you choose to pay attention to only one piece of content from this week’s issue, please take 4 minutes of your time and watch this video. Sō Percussion is an NYC-based quartet that had collaborated and toured with many great composers over the years, and it’s here joined by award-winning multitalented composer and singer Caroline Shaw for an incredible and otherworldly performance. If you like what you hear, make sure you check the whole album Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part, released last year.
🎶 » It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody, by Weyes Blood
3 years after releasing one of the best albums of 2019, Titanic Rising, singer-songwriter Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Laura Mering) is back with an amazing new single that is pointing toward what will probably be one of the greatest releases of this year. The songs follow a similar sound from the 2019 album, with minimal and delicate arrangements, and will be part of her next album And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow (out Nov 18th), as the second installment of a trilogy started with the previous one.
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⚡️ Visual Inspiration
Sebastiaan Bremer is a Nederlands-born, NYC-based artist who turns photographs, found or snapped, of himself and his family into trippy, dusty memories that reveal the subconscious and the real world in one blink of an eye. Check out his website or Instagram for more. Here are some favorites:
🎶 » New Music
this week’s new albums I'm curious to check out
Also, new singles from Caroline Polachek, Fresno, Whatever Mike, Bonobo, and many more. If you’re curious to hear some of these songs and more, make sure to follow my 2022 playlist on Spotify, updated weekly with new releases: