This Is Our Jam: Blood Orange, Dum Dum Girls, & CHVRCHES' New Video

THIS-IS-OUR-JAM_01Clockwise, above from left: Photo: Courtesy of Domino Records; Downtown Records; Sub Pop Records; Glassnote.
This week, we have retro rockers, lush guitars, and futurist newcomers. First up, it's the return of Dum Dum Girls with "Lost Boys and Girls Club." (The video, a collaboration with H&M, also happens to be awesome.) Then, it's a new one from Canadian dream-pop act No Joy, a new video from CHVRCHES, an awesome track from Stockholm's Mapei, and the Dev Hynes/Samantha Urbani team-up that we can't get enough of.
Dum Dum Girls
"Lost Boys and Girls Club"
Dum Dum Girls have a new album set to drop early next year, and the first new single, "Lost Boys and Girls Club," is a searing slow-burner. The track comes paired with an oversaturated, '90s-indebted video collaboration courtesy of H&M that matches the tone perfectly.
No Joy
"Second Spine"
Montreal shoe-gazers No Joy just dropped the great new EP Pastel and Pass Out, and "Second Spine" is the latest single from the release. Like most of the band's music, the track is pillowy pop perfection buoyed by shimmering guitar and drum-pad taps.
"Lies" was the first demo ever released by CHVRCHES, but now the album version has a chilly video treatment to accompany its sleek pop sound. Like the track, it's utterly compelling, with a big helping of spooky.
"Don't Wait"
It's been four years since her debut record, but Stockholm-based singer Mapei is primed for a comeback. "Don't Wait" is a gorgeous piece of robotized R&B that has us yearning for more.
Blood Orange
"You're Not Good Enough"
For "You're Not Good Enough," Dev Hynes teams up with his girlfriend, who just so happens to be Samantha Urbani of Brooklyn band Friends. The result is a breathy, '80s-leaning jam that shows off the best of what both singers can do.

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