Vintage Playland

This one has a stinky Neon Indian vibe, thanks to some pulsing vintage synths and snappy electronic beats. Paula is the work of former Silly Kisses member David Carriere, whose solo material is similar in sound but is less polished/more punk. It’s also loaded with pop hooks, again reminding us of the influence Prince is currently having on the current alternative pop market. But the best thing about it is that every song grabs you in the first few seconds – I’ve been searching for this all day. With twists of Roxy Music, T-Rex and Ariel Pink all bundled together, it’s hard to fault Carriere’s avant-garde pop – he even throws in some hip-hop courtesy of Cadence Weapon on ‘Change the Subject’. Arbutus Records just released his debut album Relaxed Fit, and it’s entirely up to you what you want to you pay for it. Click the donate button on their website to download the album.

Posted by Nick Fulton under Canada, Montreal
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