Every time I listen to this Tara Beier‘s latest single I am taken back to “To the East” by Electrelane. Beier’s voice has the same fragility, nearly shattering inside of your ears, carefully resting atop the calming bob of the song. The jangling guitars spin you around too, lightly twirling with this really steady beat behind to sort of right the ship and add the slightest bit of natural momentum. It’s one of those songs where the more you listen the more you love it, which means you’ll have plenty of time to fall in love before her new album drops in February of next year via Manimal.
Pale Puma is the moniker of Amsterdam’s Django Duijns, who started this project just this year, but has already made some great strides. This single, “Solid Gold,” is being put out today by Manimal, you know those same folks who bring you tunes from Bat For Lashes and Warpaint. “Solid Gold” is a real treat; the buttery vocals collide with the sexy and tightly wound guitar riffs that make your head bob. There’s a whole lot of layers here for a solo project, and it’s easily a track that you’ll revisit. I’d keep my ear to the ground for more from Pale Puma.