A sweet, stripped down, and home grown version of The Righteous Brothers mega hit “Unchained Melody.” Its really interesting to hear Lykke Li’s take on such an untouchable classic. 30 seconds into the song you are still trying to figure out where you have heard this track before. I don’t usually don’t post the soft and sweet, so I thought this would be a welcome change to the blog.
I heard Zola Jesus’s Stridulum EP earlier this year and was very confused about what I was listening to… Really beautiful vocals drowning in deep and dark layered synthesizers. Not something I usually listen to but I found myself playing Zola Jesus over and over again. I couldn’t really label them in a genera but I knew I liked it. Reminds me of a love child between Lykke Li and Nine Inch Nails. When i saw that Conatus was out I immediately got my hands on it. In my opinion, the Conatus LP is one of the best releases so far this year.