Emily Wells is a multi-talented, Los Angeles based violinist who released an album, Mama, back in April that received generally positive feedback, Wells’ music is pleasant enough, but not really in the vein of tunage that we feature at The Astral Plane. Earlier this week though, Wells posted Mama Remixed to her Soundcloud and I’ll be damned, but it might just have one of the most impressive producer lineups of any release you’ll listen to all year. Salva, Jeremiah Jae, Baths, Teen Daze, Dan The Automator and more contribute, but Kid Koala steals the show with is mellow, noise-leaning take on “Passenger”. Stream the Kid Koala remix below and grab the full album for free here.
Teen Daze justreleased “The Future” off of his upcoming album, All of Us, Together. The album is set to come out on May 22nd. Like most Teen Daze tracks, “The Future” is blissful electro pop that has proven to be his forte. Teen Daze is a master of making these feel good dance tracks. Stream the track below and check out another track off the album from our previous post here.
A lot of new music surfaced this week, most of it in official release form (weird, right?). Albums/mixtapes/EP’s from Jonwayne, Beach House, Miike Snow, Odd Future, Martyn and Stewrat hit the interwebz in some form or another, but it was a comparatively slow week for remixes, youtube rips, bootlegs and the like. Still, any week you get a new Hudson Mohawke/Lunice track should be considered a resounding success! As a result, here is our slightly stripped down Week Six incantation of Sounds From The Astral Plane. Enjoy.
This one is from Martyn’s Essential Mix we posted earlier in the week. It’s just a low quality rip at this point, but shows a more house-oriented sound from Greene. Maintaining the wafty R&B vocals found on tracks like “Another Girl” and “Motivation,” but includes an acid house bassline this time. Look out for an official releases from Montreal-based producer.
This one debuted as a Big K.R.I.T. remix back in January as part of The FADER and HTC’s X Squared series of artist collaborations. While many (some would say most) Clams productions sound better on their own, this one could really use K.R.I.T. on it and really functions as library fodder. Still, let’s give thanks Clammy Clams for more free music.
Earlier in the week, we wrote about Teen Daze dropping his synths and picking up an acoustic guitar on his side project, Little Chords. Maybe we spoke a little too soon. Obviously, he wasn’t abandoning his synth-y aesthetic, but it’s nice to see him back on his greezy for this remix of Akron/Family member Dana Janssen.
If you didn’t think British Columbia’s own Teen Daze could get any more euphoric, think again. Under the moniker Little Chords, he has put down the synths and picked up an acoustic guitar to make a surprisingly agile album. I’ve been a fan of Teen Daze for quite some time now and wasn’t sure if I would like the new direction, but it’s great to see an artist move out of their comfort zone and excel. Although largely acoustic, the album is not bereft of pop material, and while it is more sleepy-time than dance-floor, it is obvious that Teen Daze is an expert at crafting pop songs. The album is up for purchase, but for those of us that are too cash-strapped to throw down the dough, there are three tracks from the album up for free download. Download “Remember,” “For You” and “Always/Never” below and stream/purchase the entire album. on Bandcamp. Teen Daze’s first full length (as Teen Daze) will be released on May 22nd on Lefse Records and is titled All Of Us, Together.
If you’re in the mood for some feel-good, charming and intricate chillwave, look no further. Teen Daze, hailing from the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, crafts candy-sweet, listenable yet mature tracks that will please your ears and send a live crowd into an innocent kind of euphoria. With a stage presence that is just awkward and naïve enough to be entertaining but never uncomfortable, Teen Daze has been gaining popularity nationwide over the last few years. With a mixture of self-released EP’s and singles, as well as his “A Silent Planet” EP on Waaga Records and “Four More Years,” on Wonder Beard Tapes, Teen Daze continues to produce whimsical, forward-moving original tracks as well as successful covers and remixes of the likes of Washed Out, Pepper Rabbit and The Local Natives.
Now, Teen Daze is preparing to release his first full-length, titled “All Of Us, Together,” which will be released May 22nd on Lefse Records. This week, he gives us the first single off his upcoming release. The track is called “Brooklyn Sunburn,” and you can listen to it right here:
If you (inevitably) get hooked and want more, check out his Pepper Rabbit “Murder Room” remix here: