Welcome back to another edition of The Monday Digest, Mahogany’s weekly roundup of all the best new releases and musical highlights from the past seven days.
We were spoilt rotten for new albums last week, with stellar efforts from Mount Kimbie, Nick Mulvey and Alex Cameron being particular standouts. The National shared their first album in four years, as did Jack Johnson, whilst American electronic duo, Odesza, reminded us of their versatility on their latest LP by including some great laid-back efforts amongst the high-octane dance tunes their known for.
We were also treated to some cracking new singles last week. Standouts include the XL Records posse cut, Mountains of Gold, as well as the new single from trans-Atlantic musical collective, Superorganism. Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend, shared the title single from his forthcoming album, Half-Light, and Kiwi five-piece, LEISURE, returned with their second new single in a fortnight.
As always, we’ve stuck all our favourite new releases from last week into one handy playlist for you to enjoy. You can listen to it below.
The past seven days also saw the release of some fantastic new visuals, including the action packed effort from ZAYN and Sia for their collaborative effort, Dusk Till Dawn. The new video from American experimentalist musician, Oneohtrix Point Never, features a hologram version of Iggy Pop, whilst British band, Skinny Living, employ both interpretative dance and sign language in the visuals for latest single, Let Me In. Our favourite video from last week though, is courtesy of London Grammar and their Jonathan Desbiens’ directed video for Non Believer, which you can watch below.
Over on the Mahogany Sessions, we had a couple of crackers for you this week. First up, hotly-tipped British band, Belle Mt, graced the stage to perform an exclusive live version of their debut single, Hollow. Then Australian folk hero, Stu Larsen, was joined by the London Contemporary Voices Choir for an absolutely stunning live rendition of his track By The River. With the LCV Choir providing some of the best harmonies you’ll hear this year, it’s a truly special Session which you can revisit below.
Our final treat this week is courtesy of Scottish producer/bootlegger, Saint-Laurent, and his 80’s inspired remix of The Weeknd and Daft Punk collaboration, I Feel It Coming, which is accompanied by a set of visuals that look like they’ve been run through a VHS player several dozen times. Have a watch below