Saturday, June 6, 2015

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "GOD EMOJI" - Silicon /// "ANNIE" - Neon Indian

Weird World Records, London based indie label which spoiled our ears already with Washed Out and Jaakko Eino Kalevi, are eager to introduce you to Silicon - the new project from Auckland, New Zealand by a Hawaii multi-instrumentalist Kody Nielson. Judging by the first, extremely impressive single "God Emoji" we should be expecting a vibrant sonic cocktail of chillwave, funk and synth-pop. The alluring debut single from Silicon comes with one of this year's most memorable music videos, directed  by Sam Peacocke, the artist's clever Instagram account and this peculiar press blurb:

"Lurking amidst Auckland’s tranquil waters, bold mountains and dormant volcanoes; insomniac Kody Nielson composes shiny and gorgeous pop-aspersions that loiter in the silence. Eyes never blinking, information never ceasing, it is seduction. Don’t stop."

"Annie" is a come-back single from Neon Indian, one of the pioneers of chill-wave, lo-fi and indietronica, arriving almost 4 years after Alan Palomo's last synth-pop gem "Polish Girl". Chosen as one of Pitchork's "Best New Tracks" last week, the song announces a slight change in musical direction for Neon Indian balancing between Balearic vibes, vintage electro pop, italo disco and tropical synths. A charmingly oldskool and oddly appealing mixture of Hot Chip, Penguin Prison and Culture Club. A brand new summer party anthem about to happen.