Well that's it folks. After another forty editions since February, the Top 30 is done and dusted for another year, it's seventh. Jack Tatum's Wild Nothing project, much loved here, is set to release a new record on February 19 next year, Life Of Pause. Two tracks surfaced this week to whet the appetite. The propulsive and hypnotic, 'To Know You' is our selection of the two and that debuts at 16.
Brisbane jangle pop trio The Goon Sax are set to also release a record next year, their debut Up To Anything. The second single from it is the off kilter slacker, 'Boyfriend'. It's at 23.
Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos has a blink and you'll miss it 4 track EP with an electronic approach out titled Fit Me In. Totalling less than seven minutes, the EP sports the economical, 'Young' which packs quite an emotive punch in its two minutes. That's at 28.
Junior Boys take out our final number one of 2015 with the Detroit fused 'Big Black Coat' while Empress Of rockets to three second week in with the September released 'How Do You Do It'. Mass Gothic, who also debuted last week also moves into the top ten at seven with 'Nice Night'.
As this is the last chart for 2015, these thirty tracks will appear in the player until mid-December when we release our Top 100 Tracks of 2015. In the meantime, we continue with our 2015 In Pictures series taking in some of the great gigs and places we've been lucky enough to attend and visit this year. Look out for our Top 30 Albums of the Year in December too.
We hope you've enjoyed the Top 30 this year and have discovered some great new music. Enjoy this last installment. All details HERE.
16. To Know You
Wild Nothing (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Life Of Pause', Captured Tracks. Out Feb 19, 2016.
Did you forget this track? No? Didn't think so... Almost three months too late but fuck it! We've finally understood how (really, really) good Empress Of's Me album is. We've retrospectively stuck it as AOTW where we originally were going to put and don't ask why we didn't at the time! Oh hindsight... It's ironic but the lack of decent stuff lately and the inevitable end of year malaise has enabled some perspective. In that light, the brilliant 'How Do You Do It' makes a belated entry into the Top 30 this week at 17.
Joining Lorely Rodriguez is ex-Hooray For Earth mastermind, Noel Heroux with his new project Mass Gothic. His debut track in that incarnation is the emotive stomper 'Nice Night' off his forthcoming self titled record out next February. That's at 19. Completing the new entries at 25 is 'Waxing Moon' featuring Predawn from Rayons who we featured on Wednesday. At 29 is Long Beard with 'Turkeys'.
In big moves this week Molly Nilsson's 'Happyness' moves up 9 spots to 6 while Aidan Knight moves into the Top 10 at 9 with 'All Clear' as does Blood Orange with 'Sandra's Smile (8). And its a Canadian 1,2,3 this week as TOPS remain at 1 with 'Anything'.
All chart details HERE while all is playing in the player top right. Just one more chart to go people!
Late last month the Leslie Bear directed trio Long Beard dropped their debut record, Sleepwalker. A long time in the making, songs from it have appeared on two separate recordings over the past couple of years, firstly on the Holy Crow EP, 'Hates The Party' and 'Twinkle Twinkle' and on the split LP, Ghost Graduation with Fraternal Twin, 'Turkeys', 'Porch' 'Moths' and 'Days Of Heaven. It's a pleasurably awkward affair with percussion often deliberately outpacing or lagging behind Bear's autumnal guitar stylings, dreamily recorded loops and stream of conciousness vocals. It is at once as rock as it is folk as it is pop, all with a tinge of the experimental. The new video for 'Turkeys' is below. Sleepwalker is out through Team Love and can be purchased on vinyl here. Enjoy.
Back in September, Rayons, the project of Japanese instrumentalist and composer Masako Nakai released her debut album, The World Left Behind. She's just released the latest exquisitely beautiful single from it, 'Waxing Moon' featuring the vocals of Miwako Shimizu aka Predawn. It comes accompanied by a cinematic video directed by Tao Tajima of night descending over the metropolis of Tokyo. A double delight!
In case you unfamiliar with Rayons, we've included two other tracks from the record below. Out through one of our favourite Japanese labels Flau Records, also home to Noah. Buy it here.
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