This Is Our Jam: Au Revoir Simone, Azealia Banks, And A New Track From 2 Chainz

jam-1
This week we're all over the map, quite literally. We have two tracks from Sweden (including a vinyl reissue from 2007), a new release from L.A. songstress Chelsea Wolfe, and the long-awaited return of Brooklyn's Au Revoir Simone. Perhaps most exciting, though, are the two new songs featuring man-of-the-hour Pharrell. We would have been satisfied with just his excellent Daft Punk and Robin Thicke collaborations, but we're not complaining. Is their a Pharrell-only satellite radio station yet?
Advertisement
Boat Club
"Memories"
Back in 2007 Boat Club released an amazing record of balearic pop that has gone on to gain cult status. Cascine, a label who specializes in a similarly breezy vibe, has done us the favor of printing the band's Caught The Breeze EP on vinyl for the very first time. "Memories," is summer-time perfection that hasn't aged a bit in the six years since its release.
Postiljonen
"Atlantis"
Swedish/Norwegian newcomers Postiljonen has captivated us with its ethereal vocals and sweeping synths. "Atlantis" is the latest from the band, with an awesome sax lick that recalls M83. The band's debut album, Skyer drops today.
Au Revoir Simone
"Somebody Who"
It's been a while since we last heard from Brooklyn dream-pop trio Au Revoir Simone (although Erika Spring has been making some great tunes as a solo artist). Picking up right where they left off, "Somebody Who" is a catchy piece of danceable pop that finds the group in top form.
Advertisement
Twin Peaks
"Irene"
Chicago quartet Twin Peaks make nostalgic guitar rock with a power-pop edge. "Irene" is the newest taste from the band's debut, with a jangly '70s vibe and a chorus that would make Alex Chilton proud.
Chelsea Wolfe
"The Warden"
We love Chelsea Wolfe's dark pop enough to have featured her as a Musical Muse here on Refinery29. "The Warden" has a stark industrial beat, with Wolfe's immaculate voice driving the track forward.
Advertisement
Azealia Banks
"#ATMJAM (Live at Glastonbury)"
While Azealia may have yet to drop her long-awaited debut, she did give us a taste with "ATMJAM" at Glastonbury this weekend (while wearing an amazing dinosaur costume, no less). For the track, the spitfire MC is given some help from Pharrell who is having what's shaping up to be the best year of his career.
2 Chainz
"Feds Watching"
After team-ups with Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, 2Chainz, Azealia Banks, and more, can we all agree that summer '13 belongs to Pharrell? (He's on this week's playlist twice!) For "Feds Watching," his smooth production perfectly bolsters 2 Chainz' zany rhymes, featuring what may be the best Commes des Garcons pronunciation we've ever heard.
Soko
"Monster Love"
French chanteuse Soko has a thing for wildly whimsical videos and her latest, featuring Ariel Pink, doesn't disappoint. This time Soko's ethereal voice soundtracks a modern day Frankenstein movie with a pleasantly happy ending.
Advertisement

More from Entertainment

We all know what to expect from Lifetime movies, right? What about Lifetime's true-crime movies? Here's a hint: It usually includes brief glimpses of ...
Yesterday, Demi Lovato took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City with one particular message in mind. Before her performance, she ...
On Saturday evening, Princess Charlotte had her first glimpse of the true reach of the Commonwealth of Nations, touching down in Victoria, British Columbia...
The Press Conference conveys all the secret conversations we're not suppose to know about right before the news hits big
Ben Higgins and fiancée Lauren Bushnell took it upon themselves to put the "heart" in Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Festival this weekend
A new Anne of Green Gables movie is on the way! Those of you who have been fearing the inevitable tense political debate with a long-lost relative that ...
There are two kinds of TV-watchers out there. The first are normal, well-balanced people who are dying from the very beginning to know how a series ends...
(Paid Content) When a movie like Disney's Queen of Katwe comes out, you know award season is upon us. The inspiring new film has all the makings of an ...
As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core. #NeverTrump https://t.co/BIG4J0mkM6— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 24, ...
On Friday, Kylie Jenner started getting her Hidden Hills, CA, home ready for All Hallows Eve. "I’m decorating my house for Halloween," she announced via ...
surprise number 1 @mileycyrus @billyidol #iheartfestival A video posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:24pm PDT Miley Cyrus...
At first glance, you might mistake this photo for a late '90s snapshot of Cruel Intentions-era Reese Witherspoon on the red carpet, but no. The poised ...
NBC News reports that Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was hacked and had her photos stolen and put up for sale. The hack came to light after U.K. paper ...
Update: Kendall Jenner has offered a response to those who did not like her ballet shoot for Vogue España, kind of. She shared several photos from the ...