1 – BLOOD DIAMONDS feat Grimes – Phone Sex
Blood Diamonds aka LA Based pop artist Mike Tucker made this track with his close friend Claire Boucher (Grimes) in a nightlong quest to create a perfect pop song. Influenced by both K-Pop and big productions, Cheese on Toast thinks it’s a new-gen Sunchyme and is the perfect record for summer (although, of course, it’s winter here).
It’s gonna be released as a transparent-pink 12″ record on 4AD.
2 -SUREN UNKA feat Dahnu Graham – Early
Cheese on Toast posted the video and stream of this track a few weeks back; which these days of information super-highways is an aeon. But since the song still totally rules it’s officially timeless now.
I love how it’s simultaneously propulsive and elusive – it grabs you, you just don’t know where.
3 – PARAKEET – Shonen Hearts
I have to confess that I really didn’t all the fuss over YUCK. But Yuck’s bassist Mariko Doi leads her own fuzzed-out ’90s-style alt-pop project called Parakeet and their new single Shonen Hearts is gloriously fuzzy-sweet and compulsive. It sounds like running around in a circle waving your hands like a crazy. Only better.
4 – CAT VENOM – Bones
From their cassette-only EP – Bones sounds like a wonderfully demented nursery rhyme sung by children who will later murder you in your sleep.
This live-clip was shot by their record label Muzai of them performing the song at the Cheese on Toast NZMM Showcase at Silo Park last weekend…
5 – AZEALIA BANKS – Van Vogue
Azealia’s first official release – the 1991 EP is out today and not only does it contain last years explosion of a tune 212 but it also includes this minimalist 90s house-y vibed stonker complete with frightening pitched down vocals that’ll mess you up; produced by Machinedrum. Azealia turned 21 year old yesterday. WTF.
6 – JAMES DUNCAN – You Better Wait
Yeah I know that Anti-Radiation Fez in the next single from James Duncan’s new album Vanishing; but I’m digging this slow moody waltz the best-est right now…
7 – THOUGHT CREATURE – Warped One
Seven minutes of electro-swampy-hypnosis from Though Creatures brand new EP. It throbs. It pulses. It warps. It’s Thought Creature.
8 – DAN DEACON – Lots
Dan Deacon has a new album coming out via Domino Records and Lots is the first single from it. It’s the sound of lots of happiness – all at the sound time; in unison.
9 – BOBBY WOMACK feat Lana Del Rey – Dayglo Reflection
The Bravest Man In The Universe is destined to be in so many Album of the Year lists to be sure. This latest preview track features Lana (we’re on first name terms) on guesty vox – but the production here is so eerily sparse and wonderful.
10 – SBTRKT – Gamelina
Brand new from SBTRKT who said “back in the studio. working towards eps/ album/ etc…. something new – no plan for it – just thought id share”.
It sounds like a rain forest on acid.