Posts tagged ‘Yukimi Nagano’

The Question is the Truth

By | April, 13, 2012

We’ll conclude the week with another banger from a group with a strong female presence. Just like St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs and Yukimi from Little Dragon, the vocals sung by Dirty Projectors‘ Amber Coffman on “Stillness Is The Move” are heavily influenced by 90′s R&B. Even the beat is distinctly influenced by R&B and Hip-Hop from the 90′s, but when juxtaposed with Dave Longstreth’s inventive West African tinged guitar riff the result is shockingly strange yet mesmerizing. When Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne, is your #1 fan you know you’ve stumbled upon something brilliant. Former members include Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig of current Vampire Weekend fame.

The band recently announced they’ll be touring the U.S. this summer, with dates in 33 cities. See the dates here.

Rising High

By | April, 5, 2012

I had to hear Yukimi’s sexy vocals again today. This is the Little Dragon singer on a dubstep track produced by UK artist SBTRKT. Watch the video for “Wildfire” below. Something about the eerie nature of the video reminds of the video for “Lovely Bloodflow” by Baths.

Whisper To Me

By | April, 4, 2012

Today we’re following the nu blue-eyed soul with another unlikely act to dabble in the contemporary R&B scene. Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Little Dragon are an electro pop band whose lead singer sounds like the love child of Bjork and Erykah Badu. I’m not sure if it really gets much better. Watch “Never Never” below to hear for yourself.