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Devin Shaffer "Kissing In The Park"

Devin Shaffer has released the second single, "Kissing In The Park", from her forthcoming debut album, In My Dreams I'm There, which is due out on June 18th via American Dreams.

Back in April she released the album lead single "Enemy", and both tracks find Shaffer blending ambient soundscapes and beautifully haunting vocals to create a sound and world all her own.

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Coinhammer

Coinhammer is the duo of Daniel Knox & Nick Jones and they just released their self-titled debut album. This is beautiful and occasionally haunting Neo-Classical album that blends elements of ambient music, found sounds, and more.

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VIDEO: “Half Life” Finds appleby Brimming With Life

Photo Credit: Annie Rhodes Kane

L.A.-via-Chicago artist appleby spent much of his early childhood competing on the international tennis circuit, before reassessing his priorities as a young adult, shifting to pursue his music-making ambitions. Judging by his latest single, the soothing yet cathartic “Half Life,” and its accompanying zen-like poolside video, it seems his dedication to honing his craft hasn’t wavered a bit.

The track begins with a simple repeated electric piano note, setting the stage for appleby’s soulful harmonized vocals to enter shortly thereafter, followed by warm and full-bodied piano chords, all of which are later joined by a skittering electro-acoustic beat that propels the track just enough to inject it with energy without shattering the overall life-affirming vibe. The track gets fuller throughout, but it never gets too busy. And all the while, appleby’s vocals—which brings to mind other alt-soul auteurs such as Moses Sumney—keep things comforting and uplifting until the track gently crescendos, his vocal finally fragmenting like the beat.  Perhaps it’s a fracturing or, possibly, a transcendence? 

There’s hardly any help in his lyrics, which find him in a state of limbo: “I’ve been stuck in this half-life full time / and I don’t know what to do.” In press releases, though, appleby describes the genesis of his latest track as “…organic and borderline magical…” If that’s the case, here’s hoping he indulges his taste for both on his upcoming releases. Gabe Hernandez

 





ZRL "Daylight Savings"

ZRL have released the opening track, "Daylight Savings", from their forthcoming debut full-length album, Our Savings, which is set to be released on July 30th via American Dreams.

This is the trio of Zachary Good (clarinets, recorders), Lia Kohl (cello), and Ryan Packard (percussion).

The single is accompanied by the Mikel Patrick Avery directed video below.

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Chord "Fm"

Ambient music group Chord has released a new song called "Fm" from their forthcoming album, Imperfect Authentic Cadence, which is due out on June 4th via Debacle Records. This is the first new music from the group since 2013's GMaj7.

This is the work of Kyle Benjamin, Phil Dole, Jason Hoffman, Sean McCarthy, and Trevor Shelley de Brauw.

"Fm" is the closing track of the three song journey that explores the most fundamental chord progressions in Western music. The album presents a cadence, which is a sequence of chords that brings finality and resolution to a musical phrase, that is intentionally left imperfect, hence the album's title.

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