So this brings us to the final Prime Cut for 2015 and what a year it was. Back in January we delivered tracks by Viet Cong to Belle & Sebastian, from Lower Dens to Houndstooth in April then to October with Lana Del Ray and Ryan Adams. It was a complete mix of “independant” tracks that we found special and hoped that you did too. For this issue of Prime Cuts we again deliver an eclectic mix of music, welcoming back Chairlift with their most commercial song to date. Chet Faker releases a duo track, destined for yet more success, while Astropol, out of Stockholm is made up of some band members you may well know of. Brothertiger is an artist we urge you to take the time to check out, especially if you are fans of Japanese Wallpaper. Finally, it is over to Montreal for a stripped back punk driven sound of Milk Lines.
Prime Cut Romeo
Moments of St. Vincent, Pink!
When Chairlift first gained recognition with Bruises thanks to Apple’s 4th generation Nano using it as it’s jingle, the duo out of Brooklyn have far from disappeared. Perhaps not so much hit the main stream in terms of crowd pullers, they have consistently churned out electronic pop tunes, like this one, Romeo, a very commercially friendly single that will certainly win them many more fans when it makes it to the top 40 charts.
Prime Cut Birthday Card
Moments of Caribou, Jamie XX
Chet Faker has had a bloody good few years with ARIA awards, world recognition and live shows that are up there with the best of them. The Warnambool musician now teams up with London DJ Marcus Marr for this groove laden track, that is certain to hit the clubs once a multitude of remixes blow it up. This original is perfectly produced and with Chet Fakers voice riding through, it drips with danceable perfection.
Prime Cut Make Love Stay
Moments of Peter, Bjorn and John, I Break Horses
Sometimes you hear a song and you are quick to judge and not give it much more than one listen. What was to happen if you did this to this track by Astropol? You will miss out on the most catchy choruses that 2015 had to offer. Astropol, is kind of supergroup of Stockhom, brought together by members of Peter, Bjorn and John and Shout Out Louds. Give it a few spins and itll make sense. A gem of pop writing brilliance.
Prime Cut Beyond the Infinite
Moments of Small Black, Japanese Wallpaper
Brothertiger is John Jagos, another talented synth-pop musician who produces and writes some seriously lushious dreamy music. His gentle vocals weave nicely through this laid back track taken from his recently released album Out of Touch. Reverbed guitars that sound like the Cocteau Twins set against some electonic goodness. A nice track and album to end the year on.
Prime Cut Pellucidar
Moments of The Velvet Underground, Thee Oh Sees
Milk Lines appeared out of nowhere at TWL Headquarters but its punchy, stripped back and somewhat ramshackle display of post punk music was lightly refreshing. Made of Montreal married duo Jeff Clarke and Emily Frances, they play as Milk Lines and have debuted their album Ceramic, only last week.