Saturday, July 23, 2011

Midnight World Pop Scout-24: Amy Winehouse; Guerre; Bachelorette; Lindstrom & Christabelle

Edition 24 comes with two songs from Amy Winehouse, who died in London today, two young acts from down under, and a collaboration from Norway.

RIP Amy Winehouse. Troubled and undeniably talented, I see no point in blathering about the matter. She put out a couple of very good albums with a few brilliant songs. And "Rehab" is one:

And "Back to Black"

Guerre (AKA Lavurn Lee) is an ambient, electro-pop/soul beatsmith and singer from Sydney, Australia. He released the 7 track album Darker My Love in June 2011. Guerre's music seems perfect for those late, weekend night moments.

There also is a remix set of the album tracks available at Bandcamp.

Bandcamp (for the album)
Bandcamp (for various singles)
Soundcloud (many tracks)
Tumblr (main website)

Bachelorette is New Zealander Annabel Alpers. Currently living in New York, she calls her music "psychedelic computer folk". Her recently released album, Bachelorette, manages to combine girl group style pop and psychedelia on an electronic platform. "Blanket" and "Polarity Party" are from the new album. Bachelorette is released by Drag City in the United States.


"Polarity Party"

"Her Rotating Head" (from the 2009 release)

Drag City

Lindstrom & Christabelle is a two person Oslo, Norway act. Their music covers downbeat, dance and electronic psychedelic. The 2010 LP Real Life is No Cool included the smashing "Lovesick".

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Guerre is making some seriously amazing tunes!