Music You Probably Missed During New York Fashion Week
It’s easy to get lost in the time-warp that is New York Fashion Week (we know that we did). But guess what?! The world kept happening outside of the runway. In your lost week the earth continued to spin, we all continued to age, and most importantly, new music was released. To get you back on track — at least music-wise — we’ve collected the top eight songs released while you were in a fashion coma.
Tinashe (feat. Young Thug) – Party Favors
In gearing up for her new album, everyone’s favorite proponent of getting crossfaded released a new song with Atlanta rapper — who’s featured on one of the best songs of the summer — Young Thug. It’s a match made in heaven. While it’s a bit more brooding than previous songs from either artist, the darkness works over weird beats, and Tinashe’s consistently bewitching.
CHVRCHES – Clearest Blue
Love them or hate them, CHVRCHES knows exactly how they want to sound. Pulsing synth, soaring vocals, and a dance breakdown: it’s a formula that’s propelled CHVRCHES from buzz band to stardom. While “Clearest Blue” doesn’t have any surprises, it’s comforting how good CHVRCHES is at what they do.
Autre Ne Veut – Panic Room
Autre Ne Veut — fresh off the release of the weirdest video we’ve seen in years — dropped another single off of his new album, Age of Transparency. “Panic Room” mixes Autre Ne Veut’s unique vocal style with a heavy bass line and an overcrowded sounding chorus, but it’s a mixture that works beautifully.
Nicole Dollanganger – Angels Of Porn (II)
Nicole Dollanganger is so good that Grimes made a record label just to give her some press. Her whole vibe is very “small child singing over depressing music” but in the end we agree with Grimes. There’s something evocative about the juxtaposition of the lightness of her voice and the darkness of the background sound.
Pure Bathing Culture – Palest Pearl
Based on the first single released from Pure Bathing Culture’s sophomore album, they’re definitely taking a giant leap forward musically. And “Palest Pearl” continues the trend. The song, based on the poem by H.D. by the same name, is almost Devo reminiscent. With lush 80s vibes, it feels like the kind of song that would be in a “rollerskating with your lover” montage.
FKA Twigs – Elastic Heart (Sia Cover)
Astronaut Etc. (feat Toro y Moi) – Rocket Man (Elton John Cover)
Toro y Moi’s touring keyboardist started a side project called Astronaut Etc. And then collabed with Toro y Moi to cover “Rocket Man” by Elton John. So basically, it feels like a Toro y Moi song — which is nothing to complain about. Astronaut Etc.’s album is coming out this week.
Check out our exclusive interview with Toro Y Moi here
Image of FKA Twigs by Philip Cosores, image of Tinashe by Michael Schwartz