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!! OMG, new music: ‘Sparkling Waves’ by JindaLee !!

Get into the deep introspective summer mood of “Sparkling Waves,” the first track from JindaLee‘s new album Vela, which sees the artist depart from her folk roots and put her gorgeous, ethereal vocals and visionary poetry to work against rich electronic soundscapes.

However you touch this music — floating on top or sinking below the surface — it’s a serene and nourishing ride.

Listen to Vela on your favorite platform here.

!! OMG, producer demo of Britney’s ‘Piece of Me’ leaks with ROBYN singing the original sample track !!

According to a 2008 B&A profile for ‘Cafe’, Britney had an unspoken rule about recording songs about her personal life, since she rejected ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’ (which was a response to Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Cry Me A River’ eventually recorded by Rachel Stevens).

The duo wrote the song with Klas Åhlund, on a day when Britney Spears wasn’t able to make it into the studio due to the paparazzi chaos surrounding her. Even though it broke all of the rules set by Britney, they sent it to her and she loved it! She eventually showed up to the studio and knew all of the words, which she learned in the car on the way over. It turns out, the demo that she “loved” was sung by Robyn, whose backing vocals are still heard on the final album mix of the song.

Wow! Check out Robyn‘s version of Piece of Me above! Look like they killed the flute solo at the bridge!

!! OMG, a Q&A with Robert Alfons of TR/ST !!

Robert Alfons of TR/ST

Photo by Elliot Lee Hazel

This past April brought us The Destroyer Part 1, the latest release from TR/ST, the synth-soaked brainchild of Los Angeles-based artist Robert Alfons. Since releasing his first record in 2012 with then-band member Maya Postepski, Alfons has evolved the project into an ever-shifting musical and visual endeavor as a solo artist with bludgeoning synths, a beguiling range of vocal styles, and emotionally driven live shows.

After a five-year gestation period, The Destroyer is the band’s third full-length release and reunites Alfons with Postepski on a series of tracks that contribute to what has become an epic two-part project, the latter half to be released this November.

We spoke to Alfons about the emotional meat and creative genesis of The Destroyer along with his thoughts on L.A. and whether it’s possible to be too emo. Read the full Q&A after the jump!


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