Tagged: flau

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Stream: Neon Cloud, “22″

I don’t know about you… but I’m feeling “22″ (I’m so sorry—I’ll come back and edit this out later, honestly I’m sorry), the surprise return of Tokyo’s Neon Cloud, the Flau-signed dream-pop group who released … read more »

POSTED January 3, 2014 10:51AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Video: Cuushe, “I Love You”

We premiered Cuushe’s new album, Butterfly Case, a few months back, and now the Berlin-via-Tokyo sleep-pop queen has added to its good vibes with a music video for “I Love You,” truly one of my … read more »

POSTED November 4, 2013 2:01PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,
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Stream Cuushe’s Butterfly Case LP

FADER PREMIERE There hasn’t been an album this year I’d rather have in my life than Cuushe’s Butterfly Case, no other record as rewarding or comforting or so deftly and directly at the forefront of … read more »

POSTED September 19, 2013 10:32AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: IKEBANA, “Rose (James McNew Anxiety Remix)”

Maybe James McNew, the longtime Yo La Tengo bass player, feels anxiety listening to his remix of “Rose,” but it actually alleviates mine, its ceaseless fuzz filling in the scatterbrained spaces around things to do … read more »

POSTED June 6, 2013 11:19AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: Cuushe, “I Love You”

The Japanese label Flau has a great history of cultivating tiny gestures in its artists: Masayoshi Fujita plays just a vibraphone, Twigs & Yarn makes quiet collages, MayMay strums guitar and sings softly, and so … read more »

POSTED April 3, 2013 10:58AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: Twigs & Yarn, “Yuurei”

In Austin a few weeks ago, in a small theater in the back of a coffee shop, I caught a performance by Twigs & Yarn, the tender, quiet sound-collage duo of Texas’ Stephen Orsak and … read more »

POSTED March 29, 2013 4:08PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: Cokiyu f. Baths, “Twinkle Way”

In order to name a song “Twinkle Way,” you have to be pretty confident that softness is your core virtue. Thankfully, a quiet and pitch-perfectly tender repertoire precedes Cokiyu, the artist behind one of label-that-no-longer-needs-an-introdcution … read more »

POSTED February 13, 2013 2:47PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Video: Masayoshi Fujita,“Swans and Morning Dews” + Twigs & Yarn Remix

We’ve expressed our awe for the delicate work of vibraphone composer Masayoshi Fujita and Austin sound collage duo Twigs & Yarn before, and now the two have mixed their music all together, linked up via … read more »

POSTED February 1, 2013 11:55AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,
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Twelve to Watch in 2013

DJs, labels and video directors to keep an eye on next year. Jerome LOL Los Angeles, CA AGE: 25 SOUND: Like a syrupy, house-informed pop musician who is dating the drummer from a middle school … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2012 6:00PM IN FEATURES Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,
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Watch Four Videos from Twigs & Yarn

Update 2/14/13: In honor of Valentine’s Day, Twigs & Yarn released a heart- and raspberry-red video for one of their best tracks, “If I Were an Artery.” We’ve added it above to keep this little … read more »

POSTED November 9, 2012 10:35AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,