Sorry we took yesterday off, but it was a full day of training for us teachers, so I’ll be honest…I didn’t even look at the Internet because I was being trained on how to administer a test that I have to give today, so there’s no pressure there. Anyways, we covered some great tunes last week, so I reckoned we’d jump back in and share those out to get us started on Tuesday…that and the tunes are slowing down as we near the end of the year. Anyways, I’m still stuck on “Authenticity” as one of my favorite jams of the year (just jump in at 2:35 for starters), so be sure to spend some time with that one below.
A little bit of Denmark and a little bit of Austin come together on the latest track from Dinner, the project of Anders Rhedin; he’s joined by Texan Molly Burch, who provides these dreamy notes to the new single. This track has a more ethereal quality to it, though perhaps I’m being too influenced by the fog machine visuals drifting across my screen as I listen on repeat. There’s something milling about in Anders performances on this record that’s really moving; he seems to have locked into something that combines his deep tones with a very casual delivery, leaving things feeling more organic, embracing the natural state of his songs. Dream Work is yet another album dropping on October 22nd, courtesy of Captured Tracks.
Last week I might have gotten a little carried away; my wife and newborn son were spending a lot of time resting, so I was just hanging out writing about songs all week…something a teacher, soccer coach, dad and label owner typically can’t do. So, this week’s playlist of last week’s hits might be a little longer than usual, but you’re going to be all the better for it. I hope you have a wonderful Monday my friends, and enjoy the jams here!
Fuck me, I did not expect to be so excited about the forthcoming Dinner album. I like Anders Rhedin’s work, but its felt like a unique time and place listening affair…that is until his new stuff. Having already gotten under my skin with “Midnight in My Head,” he seems to have furthered my dedication by channeling the musical landscape that’s near and dear to my heart. I mean, is it just me, but does it not sound like a lounge crooner pulling off a wonderful cover of Peel Dream Magazine? There’s that driving rhythm, those heavy jangles and dreamy vocals, all sort of maneuvering in this sort of proto-psychedelia, and its absolutely captivating. Dream Work is shaping up quite nicely! It’s out on October 22nd via Captured Tracks.
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you’re doing alright, physically and emotionally. We’re here to wrap up last week’s hits, or at least what we loved. This collection has a bunch of songs included from some albums that dropped on Friday, as well as new tunes from Gustaf, Dinner and the new collaboration from Living Hour + Peel Dream Magazine. Start your week off right by reviewing what we loved last week. Have a good day!
Ah yes, the much welcomed “I Didn’t Know I Needed This, But I Did” single that drops in your inbox overnight. Today we get news that Dinner is announcing a brand new LP for Captured Tracks titled Dream Work, and there’s even a little hint of Austin on this tune. I actually caught Anders Rhedin in Austin at SXSW a few years back, and was quite impressed with his ability to control a room while working solo. On this tune, you get this real lush little bouncing pop tune, with Rhedin working his vocals, sounding like a wamer Aidan Moffat, so if you’re an early Arab Strap fan please stop in. Rhedin gets some help too with backing vocals from Charlie Hilton of Blouse, adding a little nuance to the tune. This new LP will be out on October 22nd!
Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!
When I first encountered Dinner at SXSW a bit ago, I regarded him as a bit of an oddity, something you had to see to believe. But, the great thing about that performance was that it made me go back and listen to his music; I’ve been hooked ever since. His excellent new album New Work just dropped via Captured Tracks, and this video provides a further illustration at the intoxicating qualities of his tunes. Deep vocal tones dancing atop steady beat work should be enough to grab the ear of any listener. He’ll also be touring the US throughout October with a date in Austin on the 23rd at Hotel Vegas.
I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed a live set like the one Dinner put on a few years ago at SXSW; both odd and captivating…and I’ve since sworn allegiance. He just announced the release of his newest album, New Work, accompanied with a brand new video for the album’s first single. I like the light quality to it, drifting little beats while Anders sings atop with his deep tones. It’s high time you indulge yourself in the greatness that is Dinner; the new LP drops on September 8th via Captured Tracks…plus some tour dates throughout October, including an Austin date!
We know you love the weirdo synth pop that Dinner brings to the table, and so we know you’ll love the latest single from the gentleman. “Cool As Ice” is premiering today via the format of this odd video below, on which you’ll see some quality lip syncing and the finest of video editing. More importantly, you’ll hear the great new track, which is synthy and poppy as promised, but in a grainy lo-fi fashion and the vocals are impossibly deep. Take a listen below and get ready to catch Dinner at SXSW as well as his upcoming album,Psychic Lovers, which is out April 1st viaCaptured Tracks.