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Album Review: No Joy – More Faithful

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You would be wrong to lazily pass off Sessa’s music as laid back or simply chilled. For sure his sound-world is luxurious and something to recline into but drifting off is not what’s intended here. As Sessa, Sergio Sayeg entwines the pulse and poetry of classic Brazilian pop with psychedelic fluidity and tight-hipped acoustic funk. …

You would be wrong to pass off Sessa’s music as laid back. The Sao Paulo born singer – songwriter has already demanded much more than casual attention with his sultry and sensual 2019 debut album ‘Grandeza’. That record introduced a musician entwined with the pulse and poetry of Brazilian music but not engulfed by the …

Released as part of Mexican Summer’s ongoing Looking Glass series, which focuses on the human condition and is bathed in collaboration, discovery and diversity, Open Eyes is the new single from singer/producer duendita. Of the single she says “Open Eyes celebrates my mission to grow and change despite trauma. It’s a reflection on faith, trust …

A SIMMERING, fervid forge of modern post-punk, Copenhagen’s Iceage have unravelled in unexpected and thrilling fashion since their 2011 iconic debut. Forthcoming album Seek Shelter, as glimpsed previously with Holding Hand, and now Vendetta, sees them unfurling their musical wings to an ever-widening span; working with new elements: the illustrious psych grandmaster Pete “Sonic Boom” …

COOL-AS Brooklyn imprint Mexican Summer, which has played host to artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never and Best Coast, has been running a lovely diversion from all the nutsness this year entitled Looking Glass, being an ongoing series of digital singles drops from its fine stable; already during 2020 we’ve had selections from Ariel Pink, …

LA’S hallucinatory pop explorer Ariel Pink is revving up for the next phase of his reissue programme, delving right back to the beginning of Haunted Graffiti days with the third and fourth instalments of Ariel Archives. The reissue programme for Mexican Summer will see cycles 3 and 4 hit the world on January 29th next year. …

Mexican Summer last week launched a new digital singles project under the title of Looking Glass, looking At familiar names on its label to celebrate discovery, diversity and collaboration. To that end, this week has seen a new single on there from Ariel Pink – Iron Worrier. It’s has this almost overbearing nature to it, …

“When I moved to New York, a lot of people were making really interesting electronic music and manipulating sounds, and I was really kind of bummed—there were no songs. And I really wanted to hear songs,” says Josh Da Costa of CMON. With former Regal Degal band mate Jamen Whitelock, the two formed CMON, swapping …

It might not be a new song, but Ariel Pink has released a new video for Alisa, taken from his House Arrest album, where he still worked under the name of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. It’s a trippy, psychedelic laced track, and despite it’s lo-fi slacker feel, it’s sparkly, melodic and memorable. The reason for …

Following up on the success of her 2019 Mercury Prize nominated album Reward, Cate Le Bon alongside ambient duo Group Listening (aka fellow Creative souls Sweet Baboo and Paul Jones) have reimagined five tracks from Reward for an EP, Here it Comes Again, out now via Mexican Summer on 12” vinyl and digitally. Of the …