New Music: Stereoshock, Ibeyi, Sasha Siem, Sinead O’Connor, The Barnum Meserve, The Written Years - LISTEN
New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this column.
Stereoshock: ‘The Letter’ and ‘The Messenger’
Stereoshock is New York based producer, composer and songwriter Josh Cohen.
Under the Stereoshock name, Josh has been releasing EDM for a number of years but he has taken a change of direction with his new work.
Two recent tracks ‘The Messenger’ and ‘The Letter’ are companion concept pieces. Both are emotionally raw cinematic pop tracks, more spoken word soundtrack than actual songs.
In Josh’s own words, “‘The Letter’ is a musical story about a protagonist, who leaves his family in order to regain a sense of direction in his life. However, throughout his travels, he realizes that time is not always the best resolution. This record represents a valuable life lesson, and provides us with a greater understanding of the power that time truly holds. Life around us will move on, whether we choose to participate in it or not.”
Tearing up Soundcloud for the past few months, Stereoshock could well blow your tiny mind.
Ibeyi: ‘Mama Says’ and ‘River’
Ibeyi is French/Cuban twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz.
The sisters sing in English and Yoruba and play Díaz’s signature instrument, the Cajón.
Watch the video for 'River' and their stunning performance of 'Mama Says' on the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland
Check out four more acts and some killer playlists, AFTER THE JUMP...