Vylet: Lightning From LA

I recently discovered Vylet, a "musician, never a muse", who paints hazy, dreamy pop portraits of Los Angeles life. There's a dark, melancholic streak in her sweet-flavoured, shimmering synths that gracefully balance between ethereal and baroque. 

Her video Lightning, which came out earlier in June, is dominated by a kind of youthful, faded glamour, with longing vocals pouring over mesmerising, cinematic pop lines. 

A Taste of Lola Marsh's Debut Remember Roses

Israeli pop-folk duo Lola Marsh sweeped indie fans away with the nostalgic imagery of 2016 EP You're Mine. Now (as in June 9th 2017) the time has come for their full-length debut Remember Roses, featuring the EP's most delicious bits, while adding seductively hazy narratives and lush arrangements.

The video for You'Re Mine plants Lola Marsh in the Middle Eastern desertscape, letting Gil Landau's smart melodies and Yael Shoshana Cohen's sensual, somewhat sinister vocals here fully blossom. 

Look out also for the dark and lyrical She's A Rainbow, the alluring Sirens and the playful Wishing Girl - better even if you hear them live with a full band somewhere between Vienna, Los Angeles and Athens, Greece

Juana Molina Introduces New Video Paraguaya

The always intriguing Argentine artist released her seventh album Halo on May 5th.

The following video for Paraguaya opens the door to an album that declares Molina, once again, as an intriguing and curious experimentalist, exploring the fascinating sonic fields of alternative pop and latin folk.

Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present

There's so much to be said about Tony Conrad

Holy unpredictable and unconventional avant-gardist surviving (by choice) on cheap rent in '60s New York, he was casually and regularly surrounded by the likes of experimental filmmaker Jack Smith and a budding Velvet Underground

Tyler Hubby's documentary Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present includes insightful interviews with the likes of John Cale and downright mad clips of Conrad's visionary, ground-breaking practices - among which were his fondness for time-defying drones and mega statements like how he wanted to bring the death of composition.

There's still a couple of days that you can catch it on Mubi (via the 7-day free trial, if you don't want to opt for the membership) - or, simply find it wherever you can. 

We need more people that can subvert what we thought we knew about music, art, and reality itself for that matter. He will be much missed.

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