New Music with Steph Liong

Steph Liong is back, bringing us the New Music for our Monday morning!

First up are the Dirty Projectors with their new album Lamp Lit Prose. Following the self-reflective mood of the band’s self-titled album released last year, Lamp Lit Prose is a breath of fresh air. With features from guests such as Syd from The Internet and Empress Of, the Dirty Projectors’ new record is both robust and feel-good. Flexing their experimental flair, Lamp Lit Prose is a confetti cannon of joy, and celebrates the bands’ unique energy and skill which listeners have come to love (and boogie to).

San Francisco’s Hannah Van Loon, who goes by the name ‘Tanukichan’, is the next artist on the list. Van Loon’s debut album, Sundays is an airy, floating experience for listeners, complete with fuzzy-toned guitars and pummelling synths. Co-written and produced with Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear, Sundays reflects Van Loon’s classical streaks and holds some truly beautiful tracks. “Perfect” is definitely one of them, perfect to cozy up to during the cold winter.

And finally, Steph leaves us with Melbourne Cans, the band to watch this year. The local Melbourne band has come out with their second album, Heat of the Night, a fusion of hypnotic and apocalyptics tracks like “Baby Don’t Be There”. The combination of vocals from Nina Renee and Ian Wallace is otherworldly for listeners, with dreamy and even manic melodies to enjoy.

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