Friday, 28 November 2014


Melbourne's Will Cuming aka LANKS on a laid-back but ultimately absorbing journey.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Just a reminder we have a mighty fine (we think anyway) compilation, of some of our favourite tracks this year available for free download here


Swedish duo Dagfest produce some serious dulcetry on their sample heavy new one 'Back To The Streets'.


Danish producer Patrick Madsen aka Sekuoia has released his first track for over a year and its a belter.


The first release from Toronto's TIO is all dusky mystery.

New Hands & Illitry

Declaring a provenance from both Leeds and Ontario, New Hands have gone to work on fellow Canadian Illitry's 'Follow Me'.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Humfree Bug Art & Tkacuk

Having placed their track 'Present Parted People' in our favourites of 2013 we have somewhat neglected Humfree Bug Art this year. But their collaboration with fellow Swede Tkacuk has piqued our interest once again.

Here is one off their latest 7" too.

Soda Fabric

Berlin based squallers Soda Fabric like to make a big racket if this is anything to go by.

Taken from their LP 'Atlantis' due in 2015.

Monday, 24 November 2014


Taken from New York band Sandy's EP released by Night People.

Talk In Tongues

LA band Talk In Tongues have got some marvellous remixing treatment from Dungen.

And here is the original.Magic in its own right.


Classic ambient electronica courtesy of Berlin's Vertical67.

Yuko Yuko

Holland's Bradford Cox soundalike Yuko Yuko has a new release for our delectation.

Friday, 21 November 2014


A second dose from the previously mentioned 'Ausgaze' playlist. Part of an EP slated for release on Brisbanes Bedroom Suck Records in April 2015.


Missed it on release in March, but thanks to this 'Ausgaze' playlist collated by the band Miniatures I am now playing it to death. Immaculate fuzz.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Matte Wood

Matte Wood is Brooklyn based but Detroit raised producer James Jano. This is taken from his new EP for CSCN.


Brooklyn band Leapling's lolloping work on Crooked is the definition of infectious.

Glue Moon

Liverpool trio Glue Moon have aired a second cut following on from 'Stockholm Zone'.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Nate Salman

Striking out on a solo project, Nate Salman of Oakland band Waterstrider has produced an accomplished first offering.

Garden City Movement

Israeli trio Garden City Movement have been a regular on esoj since this time last year and they keep the quality coming with their latest 'Pont des Arts'.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Tessera Skies

We've already posted this but its so good we are using the release of the video as an excuse to re-post. One of the finest things we've heard all year.

Frances & Luka

Luka continues his peerless remixing work on this release by new Kitsune signee Frances.

Sunbeam Sound Machine

The debut LP of Melbourne based Nick Sowersby, a master of wooze.

Order a copy here

The Joys of Sleeping

Back in summer 2013 we posted a couple of wonderfully bittersweet tracks by London duo The Joys of Sleeping. Since then we have waited patiently for more from them and thankfully today we have something.

Friday, 14 November 2014

AM Static

A highlight from this Calgary duo's newly minted LP 'A Life Well Lived'.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hippo Campus

Exceptionally poised pop-craft from youthful Minnesota squadron Hippo Campus.


Looks like Montreal loafers Superbloom have boarded the goodship Beko. Good choice gents.


Another slice of loopy post-garage from Ja_n_et following on from the excellent 'Keep'.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Catching Flies

Been a while since we featured London producer Catching Flies but this is a fine return.


Edifying otherness from Londoners You.

Her Magic Wand

The alias of Parisian Charles Braud and friends, Her Magic Wand blends the best gallic pop instincts with something altogether more astral.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Los Angeles songwriter Jordan Corso has an album due out with Burger Records in January. This is an excellent first taster.

Deer Tendons

Manchester's purveyor of dreamy instrumentals has done away with the spaces between each letter of his name and coined another vaguely mesmeric number.

School '94

So good this is the second time we have posted it. School have now been forced to change their name to School '94 and have signed to Cascine. This will be the lead track on their EP releaesed on 2nd December.


Exemplary squall from Milan. Another choice find by Beko Disques.

Mt. Wolf

Mt. Wolf return from a year long self imposed exile with this stunner.

Monday, 10 November 2014


Taken from Minneapolis band Nallo's second LP 'Breather'.

Solomon Grey

London duo Solomon Grey have left us in a state of hushed awe with the title track from their new 'Miradors' EP.

Koloto & Escaping Animals

Virtuoso remixing work from Escaping Animals on this reworking of 'Cedar Shed' from Koloto's 'Mechanica' EP.

Her Habits

The first taster of Brooklyn based Joanie Wolkoff's debut EP as Her Habits.

Something Anorak

Long time esoj featurees Something Anorak are getting their debut LP 'Tiny Island' released by Howling Owl Records. Here it is in all its glory.

Pre-order it here

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Since our first post on this Montreal band in Summer 2013 its seems Superbloom have been relatively busy. There's now a four track EP up on bandcamp from which these tracks are taken.


Shimmering, plaintive lo-fi from Birmingham's Mutes.

Cultural Drift

Bass-heavy twinklings, the work of new London duo Cultural Drift.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Eclectic adventurer Weakkest takes another turn off his beaten track and comes up trumps.

Download his track 'Ride' on our esoj 1 compilation here

Cambio Sun

The full 'Retisent' EP from Cambio Sun.


Wondrous production work from oldtoy.


Sweet lo-fi pop from Boston's IAN.