elohim – “hallucinating”

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an eerie spoken-word passage of a woman reading the textbook definition of a hallucination is the only remnant of elohim’s previously brooding aesthetic on her latest single.  on “hallucinating,” the los angeles-based artist focuses all of her energy of the latter part of her electro-pop designation, turning in a jubilant gem aided by a conglomerate of string motifs and mariachi horn lines.

“hallucinating” is out now via b3sci records.  elohim will bring the track, along with the rest of her repertoire, on tour this fall, opening for the irish producer eden.  take a listen to her new single below.

elohim – “sensations”

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mysterious los angeles artist elohim has offered up a series of stand-out singles dating back to last fall, all of which will form the foundation of her self-titled debut ep, due out may 20th via b3sci records.  joining that collection today is “sensations,” a buoyant, almost euphoric synth pop gem that does its best to bely elohim’s darker, more brooding aesthetic with soaring hooks and massive melodies.  take a listen to “sensations” below.

gosh pith – “new balance”

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detroit duo gosh pith will follow up their excellent 2015 debut ep, windows, with gold chain, out friday via b3sci records.  we heard the ep’s title track back in december and “k9” at the top of this month, and now gosh pith have let go of “new balance,” a swirling track featuring additional vocals by martez claybren that reads as their most abstract and dissonant effort to date.  take a listen to “new balance” below.

gosh pith – “k9”

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gosh pith will drop off their second ep, gold chain, at the end of the month via b3sci records. the duo’s amalgam of r&b, trap, and indie rock proves particularly effective in their latest single, “k9,” a slow-burning, bass-heavy jam with a purposeful half-time vocal hook delivered over the chorus.  the track’s music video dropped today; in it, director shane patrick ford follows a young love triangle that experiences some seedier sides of detroit’s underground scene before heroically escaping.  check out the clip for “k9” below.

elohim – “pigments”

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los angeles electro-pop wunderkind elohim has been quick to double down on her successful freshman outing in 2015.  “pigments” follows last fall’s stellar “bridge and the wall” (the two will be paired together on an aa-side 12″ due tomorrow via b3sci records), a polychromatic single-serving steadfastly building towards an effervescent synth figure that finally bubbles over at the song’s halfway-point.  its momentary catharsis feels inherently necessary, providing respite from winter’s monotony.  take a listen to “pigments” below.

gosh pith – “k9”

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detroit’s gosh pith are looking to follow up a fruitful 2015 debut with an even stronger, more refined body of work this year.  the duo will release their gold chain ep february 26th via b3sci records; we sampled the title track in december, and today gosh pith offered up their latest single, “k9.”  built around a jittery drum loop and contrasted by the duo’s now-signature penchant for raw guitar tones, “k9” reflects every tenet of gosh pith’s successful breach of their self-imposed cosmic trap, arriving in a field of frenetic, immediate r&b that’s still maintained with a surprising amount of tenderness.  take a listen below.

listen to a new song from elohim

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elohim’s brief career has been marked by a slew of songs that read like peaks and troughs of a waveform.  after the contrasting one-two punch of “she talks too much” and “xanax” earlier this year, elohim returns today with “bridge and the wall,” the first cut from her upcoming aa-side for b3sci records.  on “bridge and the wall,” elohim again demonstrates an adroitness for meaningful synth-pop construction; darker verses cascade into effervescent choruses that abstain from mid-range textures in favor of resonant bass lines and brief, infectious treble motifs.  take a listen to “bridge and the wall” below.

listen to a new song from elohim

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elohim surged to prominence in may with “she talks too much,” a massive electro-pop introduction to the los angeles songwriter that has since been repurposed by dimestore favorites gosh pith, among others.  as elohim prepares to release her debut 12″ on friday via b3sci records, she’s teased the other component of the aa-side record.  “xanax” is a syrupy comedown track, its slow synth swells the perfect contrast to the more frenetic tendencies of “she talks too much.”  take a listen to “xanax” below.