Aug 29, 2018
“Licking An Orchid Ft. James K” was “written, arranged and produced by Yves Tumor” and co-produced by Justin Raisen — and, in addition to drums by Evan Johns and bass by Luke Niccoli, it (well, duh) features vocals by Yves Tumor and James K (I know: these sound like some pretty ROCK AND ROLL details for a Warp single, but don’t worry; the song is still equal-parts minimalist, hypnotic, and terrifying).
July 25, 2018
Experimental electronic musician Yves Tumor is back with a new song. Below, listen to the single “Noid” (released via Warp). “Noid” follows Yves Tumor’s 2017 self-released compilation Experiencing the Deposit of Faith, as well as his 2016 studio album Serpent Music. Earlier this year, Yves Tumor remixed Alice Glass’ “The Altar.”
2017 was a big year for Yves Tumor: the Tennessee-born experimental artist remixed Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Zure,” and dropped a great collection Experiencing The Deposit Of Faith (which contained “My Nose My Lips Your Head Shape,” one of the best songs of the year). Oh yeah, he also signed to Warp Records, and on Wednesday we got the first stunning fruit of that union, a propulsive song called "Noid." Tumor's lo-fi paranoia, a recurring fixture in his crafted loops, gets a polished sheen and prominent placement in the new song's haunting vocals. The look suits him very, very well. Listen to "Noid" above.
June 21, 2018
“Stock Image” is wholehearted pop joy, co-produced by Folick, Yves Rothman, and Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira’s Night Time, My Time, Angel Olsen’s My Woman). Opening with lilting chimes and vocal coos, it quickly floors the gas to reveal an exuberant 1980s pop heart and a bassline with the same propulsive thrill of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” Briefly, Folick dwells on sticky feelings of malaise—“Bathe myself in the afternoon/Won’t get out until the water’s cold and I am blue”—but she makes the decision to shake them off and “open up the door.” As drums boom, the song ramps into a driving synth chorus, with a swirling constellation of zippy electronic sounds, and Folick’s piercing voice scales giddy heights.
April 20, 2018
"Me, Justin and Jeremiah Raisen (aka SadPony), and Luke Niccoli came together for a session one day to write a new track," Wilson says in an emailed statement. "After laying down some melodies, I came up with the name for the song, and together we created the concept. It’s a feel good song, sort of an anthem for anyone to just do what they need to do to have fun with people they care about.
"Winnebago" is the kind of song you'd expect a cartoon character to blast with the windows down on its favorite day off. It's all smiles and easygoing attitude. Quinn XCII hopped on the tune as soon as Gryffin played it for him, which was definitely the right move.
March 30, 2018
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Miya Folick has released a new single, “Deadbody,” which follows the release of her 2017 EP Give It To Me.
The complex, meloncholy track adds musical layers as it progresses, but the one constant is Folick’s gripping, jaw-dropping vocal performance, which immediately stops you in your tracks and adds much-needed human soul to the electronically constructed song. Her voice sits proudly alongside powerful modern vocal greats like PJ Harvey and Sinead O’Connor.