The new-wave synth sounds of George Lewis Jr, aka Twin Shadow, wouldn't have been out of place on the film soundtrack of the Ryan Gosling vehicle (ahem) Drive.
Appropriately, on twinshadow.net – where you can grab the MP3 of his new song "Five Seconds" – the accompanying visuals appear to be that of vehicles travelling along an empty road. The song, all propulsive synths and yearning vocals, is the first to emerge from the New Yorker's new album, Confess, due in July.
Summer starts in the Field of pop dreams
The Field Day festival in London's Victoria Park tends to throw up a good haul of the most interesting musicians on the summer circuit. This year's event in June is no exception, with the likes of Tortoise, Andrew Bird, Grimes and Sunless 97 showing out. In the run up to the fest, founder Tom Baker is hosting a radio show at mixcloud.com/ FieldDayRadio – and via The Independent at ind.pn/ze0MRl. In the third episode, find interviews with headliners Franz Ferdinand and artist Martin Creed, as well as a mix from art-rock favourites Liars.
This devil has all the best tunes
The LA duo Peaking Lights have been offering mixtapes ahead of the June release of their new LP, Lucifer. The third mix appeared at lucifer.fm, and it sees them take a turn towards bossa nova and 1970s dance-inclined music. Look out for the jazz flute. However, there's room to sneak in some of their more modern experimental sounds. At the 32-minute mark, a fine song from Lucifer can be he