Weekly Roundup: Neverever, Rhye, Jason Lytle, DaVinci

Posted by Billy Gil, September 28, 2012 12:17pm | Post a Comment
Neverever – “100 and 1 Dreams”
How did you spend your summer? L.A.’s Neverever ask us on this upside-down poolside video for their song “100 and 1 Dreams,” directed by Eric Fisher. Shot at the gloriously lo-fi, mostly kid-free Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, where you can lounge amongst other PBR-fed whatever bodies and drink yourself silly at the pool (and where Neverever played at one of their shows this summer), it does capture smeared memories of summer. The song features cleaner production for their ’50s-pop inspired sound, so elegantly stated on this year’s Shake-a-Baby EP. “100 and 1 Dreams” is from a forthcoming LP, likely on Slumberland as that’s who released Shake-a-Baby, and though I can’t find out any other info on it at the moment, safe to say it’ll be something to look for, given the quality of their previous output and this song.

Neverever - 100 and 1 Dreams from Eric Fisher on Vimeo.

Rhye – “The Fall”
L.A.’s Rhye features a seductive female vocalist singing “Make love to me, one more time before you go, away,” lingering over every word like she knows it’s pointless to ask, over a syncopated soul backbeat with deft production flourishes that makes the whole thing move breezily instead of wallowing. This is the kind of thing that sounds effortless but isn’t easy to pull off — cushy indie soul that vibes Marvin Gaye and Stereolab equally. The Fall EP is out Oct. 9 on Innovative Leisure.

Jason Lytle – “Get Up and Go”
One of iPhone’s new OS features is that you can use a full song as an alarm rather than a ringtone. If you’re looking for a great get-up-and-go song that inspires without being too cloying, look no further than this new aptly titled Jason Lytle track. It’s on his album Dept. of Disappearance, due Oct. 16 on ANTI-. So glad to hear new music from Jason Lytle, after the disintegration of Grandaddy, can’t wait to hear the rest.


– “Ultimate Playaz” (ft. D-How the Money Mayka)
Bay Area rapper DaVinci has unfortunately delayed his upcoming album The MOEna Lisa until Nov. 6, but he’s offering a free EP in the meantime here, featuring the slow, psych-rappy “Ultimate Playaz.” Dammit this song is so good. If that’s what he leaves for the EP, this album should rule.

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