This week, Today’s Top Tune, our free music download, features work from Superorganism, coming to the Moroccan Lounge in December. We’re looking forward to the new year when our beloved St. Vincent comes to Los Angeles. Or shall we say Los Ageless? Gary Numan‘s West Coast tour stops in LA at the Teragram. Plus, we blur the borders when Mexico City’s Little Jesus makes us dance, and Canadians unite as Planet Giza teams up with Kaytranada.
Monday, Nov 6
Superorganism describes itself as “a sprawling, multi-limbed collection of international musicians and pop culture junkies. Recruited from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, seven of the eight now live together in a house/DIY studio/band HQ in Homerton, East London. Before the eight even had a name for themselves, they sent a track they made to a friend who wrote and recorded a vocal for Something for Your M.I.N.D. and Superorganism was born.
Tuesday, Nov 7
St. Vincent’s fifth studio album is an excursion in adventurous pop by one of music’s most creative minds. Los Ageless shows her fierceness.
Wednesday, Nov 8
Gary Numan digs into what may be the not too distant post-global-warming future where we are left hungry, thirsty and without technology in an apocalyptic arid landscape. Cut to My Name Is Ruin, a menacing mechanical march countered by sweet human vocals.
Thursday, Nov 9
Dubbing itself as a “tropipop” outfit, Mexico City’s Little Jesus writes catchy dance-worthy guitar-driven songs that know no borders. Check out La Luna.
Friday, Nov 10
Montreal is now a hotbed of experimental production. A rising act on the radar is Planet Giza, which got its start making beats. It invited fellow Montrealer Kaytranada, already a fan and one of the latest exports to gain international success to collaborate. After receiving a bunch of drum loops to work with, it came up with Domina.
(St. Vincent photo: Justin Higuchi)