For Fans Of: Neon Indian x Jamie Woon, James Blake + Cruiser, bedroom gems.
(One Little Indian)
Sounds Like: The Stateside release of Brit folkie Kathryn Williams’ new project, a hushed but ambient and slightly trip-hoppy trio produced by a Portishead dude.
Free Association: Always wondered how Brits got simultaneously folkie and funky.
For Fans Of: Beth Orton + Nick Drake x Vashti Bunyan, electro-coated Kate Bush.
Anchor & Braille
(Tooth & Nail)
Sounds Like: Thoughtful and emotional songs written by Anberlin’s Stephen Christian, produced in a Nashville studio with a healthy dose of electro indie rock.
Free Association: A lovely sophomore of catchy tunes that will not change your life.
For Fans Of: Empire of the Sun x M83, Metric/Death Cab/MGMT, white-man rock.
Sounds Like: Smart, slow and rock-influenced hip-hop from the literate and anti-mainstream David Cohn, a Chicago emcee with a dark imagination and storytelling style.
PW's Music Issue 2014