Who was your favorite featured artist this week? You have until 11am EST next Friday to cast your vote for the next Artist of the Week! Choose between the following:
24 year-old Andrea Balency has spent her life living all over the world, likely contributing to the fact that her music is so hard to pin down. The part-French, part-Mexican singer/musician grew up playing classical piano, and listening to both the traditional folkloric and burgeoning indie pop sounds of Mexico.
Brighton-based trio The Wytches keep their emotions as raw as their heavy surf riffs, rendering themselves more suitable for graveyards than garages. Having spent the past year teasing us with swampy singles such as “Beehive Queen” and “Gravedweller”, their upcoming full-length debut, Annabel Dream Reader is finally ready for mortal ears this August.
There’s something about L-FRESH The LION that feels comfortable. While we don’t all know what it’s like growing up Punjab in the suburbs of Sydney, the rapper’s stories of racism, classicism, and political negligence are guaranteed to hit home (wherever that is). In his recent video for “Survive,” the 25 year old cuts between shots of his local Sikh community and himself, asking everyone “in the place with me” to “put their fists in the air where they’re meant to be.”
Originally hailing from Canada’s Maritime provinces, they share not only the same climate and Celtic influences, but the same twee pop sensibilities as their Scottish counterparts an ocean away. Taking cues from Glasgow’s finest, including Camera Obscura and Belle and Sebastian, their upcoming debut LP wears like a charm bracelet; each song is a darling souvenir from disappointments past.
The Santiago based trio — comprised of Marcelo Peña, Sebastían Roman and Elisita Punto — have become known through their brand of lackadaisical, beachy beats, usually sprinkled in gleaming synth-work and luscious feminine vocals. They’ve always belonged to that rare breed of band that functions just as well in the club as in the living room.