The story of Gold Panda’s journey from an acclaimed debut record to now, as he prepares to release his third full length album, is an entirely circular one. Hailing from Chelmsford Essex in the UK, in the six years since the release of his genre-defining debut album ‘Lucky Shiner’, the electronic artist most comfortable with the moniker Derwin Panda spent the subsequent years splitting […] READ ON
The band’s debut album is intent on dismantling the ideas western listeners have about popularized Tuareg music. This new wave of Tuareg musicians sound very different to the desert distortion that accompanies groups like Mdou Moctar or Group Inerane. Instead, it finds a calm and passionate soul, provides sumptuous slow burners, and a complexity of composition that hasn’t been demonstrated […] READ ON
“It took me 15 fucking years to feel brave enough to do this!” Joel Wästberg, the Swedish producer behind the eccentric sir Was alias, confesses. “To reach the point where I could let myself do this was a long struggle. But once I felt less scared, it was kind of easy. It just came out, like: ‘This is the sound!’”
Growing up in the tiny village of […] READ ON
New York’s Nada Surf return in March 2016 with You Know Who You Are. The band’s eighth record and fourth for City Slang was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording n Hoboken, NJ. The album marks the band’s first as an official quartet with the core unit – singer/ songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira […] READ ON
Junior Boys have announced their return with Big Black Coat, their first album in almost five years and also the first for City Slang, who will release it on 5 February 2016. They've also shared lead single 'Big Black Coat', a decidedly wintry track that sees them embracing their love of techno while simultaneously refining their soul pop sensibilities.
A strikingly energised and […] READ ON
EMA composed the original soundtrack for Tara Subkoff’s forthcoming movie #HORROR, starring Chloe Sevigny & Natasha Lyonne. The full score is to be released digitally on December 11th.
The film also features multiple works from high-profile fine artists such as Urs Fischer, Dan Colen and Tabor Robak. Subkoff got in touch with EMA after a tip from her husband Fischer, who was a […] READ ON