This week’s #OnRotation is the perfect soundtrack to summer in the city, confident but laid back and dripping in 90s nostalgia. The Queens-born Moroccan American singer isn’t afraid to bare her truths (“Ain’t too concerned with conforming, fitting in is foreign to a woman like me”) and keep it real about the industry (“I’m terribly offended they’re commending mediocrity / Are we honestly praising this commodity?”), revealing her world through sultry vocals and smooth beats.
#OnRotation this week is U.S. Girls’ ‘In a Poem Unlimited’. Meg Remy’s latest is a subversive character study on women, violence, and power told through big hooks, anthemic choruses, and the nostalgic sounds of glam rock and disco. “As if you couldn’t tell, I’m mad as hell,” sings Meg Remy on M.A.H: “I won’t forget, so why should I forgive? / No, not as long as we both shall live.”
This week, we can’t stop spinning ‘One Stone’, the latest folk self-release from drag queen Trixie Mattel. As the follow-up to her first album ‘Two Birds’ (amazing, right?), she creates a 22-minute world of her own where acoustic guitars and autoharps exist in perfect harmony with drag culture. We know that once you enter her world, you’ll want to stay.
On rotation this week is Agar Agar, the electronic duo from Paris who are bringing back elegance, defiance and slow-burning synth to the French music scene.
This week we’re listening to ‘Francis Trouble,’ the dynamic and oftentimes devastating new album from Albert Hammond Jr. ‘Francis Trouble’ navigates the difficult journey to the crux of one man’s psyche – and reveals harrowing truths about our own vulnerabilities in the process.
Kero Kero Bonito’s latest effort TOTEP, self-released this past Tuesday, introduces a fresh and unexpectedly dark new sound for the British electro-pop trio. This week we have it on repeat.
This week, we have Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter’s fantastical new video for her song “Call Me Up”, a femme anthem for music lovers of the past, present, and future.