July 3, 2020 Sufjan Stevens – America
The Ascension, Sufjan Stevens‘ official follow-up to his 2015 classic Carrie & Lowell, out September 25th on Asthmatic Kitty. Listen to the epic 12:30 single “America“, which Sufjan calls “a protest song against the sickness of American culture in particular, below:
July 3, 2020 Mary Lattimore shares 28-minute “zone out jam”A Unicorn Catches A Falling Star In Heaven”
The imitable harpist Mary Lattimore shares a stunning, meditative 28-minute “zone out jam’ with a dreamy title, “A Unicorn Catches A Falling Star In Heaven.” Listen + check Mary’s remarks about the song below + download it today at bandcamp:
“Made a song in April at the height of the first COVID surge bc I was scared to death (nothing’s changed). It’s got a little bit of a Lisa Frank title to combat the strange panic vibe of this pandemic – A Unicorn Catches A Falling Star in Heaven. Maybe it’ll be a mini escape route for you. It’s 28 minutes long, a zone-out jam. I tried it out on my friends, little Emmie and Allie who are twins, and they liked it and drew me some pictures to go along with it. Here is one of the pictures. Take care and please wear a mask. We gotta try our best to isolate and distance thoughtfully for the sake of the future, even if we have too-long hair and hate cooking and have really terrible fingernails and love drinking cocktails at bars and miss hugging people we care about. Thank you for listening and I really hope you like this one. It’s the first song I’ve made with no secret story, made just for basic relaxation.” Xx
July 1, 2020 FEAR OF MEN – INTO STRANGENESS
Brighton’s FEAR OF MEN make their long-awaited return with a foreboding, stricken new single “Into Strangness” – the band’s first song in four years – a time they say has been “overwhelming and painful, hopefully leading to tangible positive change.” Reflecting on her own journey, singer Jess Weiss continues “In contrast, this time has personally brought a lot of healing, shutting the door finally on elements that have been toxic and draining in my life for too long. This song is an assertion of a voice, a cry of independence.”
Watch a self-directed video for the track below + get via bandcamp, where the band is donating their first week of sales to The Audre Lorde Project, supporting LGBTQ+ POC in the New York area.