The internet tells us that kids don't like to buy albums anymore—no attention span, everything's free. While this is kind of a bummer, it has also opened the floodgates to bands crowding our already packed hard drives with dashed off (or carefully constructed) singles. Transparent, a UK-based label that specializes in insanely well-curated singles that they then post for free on their blog, has created a sort of mini compilation for Turnstile Music. You have to sign up for Turnstile's emails to get the folder, but last time we grabbed one, we got White Ring's snarling "Suffocation,", just about the best non-holiday related present we can think of (except money). This new mix forgoes much of the lo-fi scuzz that Transparent has been throwing our way in favor of spaced-out '80s-leaning synth pop. If nothing else, sign up for Wild Nothing's "Confirmation," which sounds like The Cure fronted by Kate Bush and makes us feel bad for ever being happy.
Transparent Sneaks Jams Into Our Inbox
September 30, 2009