Editors’ Picks

SONG OF THE DAY: Perfume Genius, “Queen”

A bold step forward, leaving the spare backdrop of his last two LPs behind for more experimental fare

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Wolves in the Throne Room, Celestite

The not-quite-black-metal band expands their universe by referencing Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh and Brian Eno

SONG OF THE DAY:
Grimes + Blood Diamonds, “Go”

"It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out"

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Lower
Seek Warmer Climes

"Stagnancy is for the lazy"

SONG OF THE DAY:
White Fence, “Like That”

"My room was tired of me, so we took a break, and I fucked some other room"

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Pete Namlook
Air I + II

From Atlantis to interzone

ALBUM OF THE DAY:
Jon Hassell & Brian Eno
Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics

"'Fourth World' is an entire week of Saturdays. It's about heart and head as the same thing... a beautiful girl and a beautiful situation at the same time."

SONG OF THE DAY:
Cold Specks, “Absisto”

The singer's recent Swans sessions appear to have rubbed off a bit

SONG OF THE DAY: Swans, “A Little God in My Hands”

If only more of our weeks ended like this

SONG OF THE DAY:
Fatima Al Qadiri, “Szechuan”

SONG OF THE DAY:
Evian Christ, “Waterfall”

A war between the producer's experimental side and the clubs he's looking to clobber in the months ahead

SONG OF THE DAY:
Coldplay + Jon Hopkins, “Midnight”

Chris Martin turns into... James Blake?

SONG OF THE DAY:
HTRK, “Blue Sunshine”

This is no ordinary love

SONG OF THE DAY:
The Afghan Whigs, “Algiers”

A heart-sinking ballad that begins with a trusty old "Be My Baby" beat

SONG OF THE DAY:
Karen Gwyer, “Lay Claim to My Grub”

Torrential waves of techno, with a weightless outro that lets the producer's synths finally speak