The much-hyped Empress Of comes through with the follow-up to her 2015 debut LP. Back then it was all about Me, but now the one born Lorely Rodriguez is more concerned with Us. This is another album of lush pop that blurs the lineages of r&b and queer pop. Anyone who felt that recent Blood Orange album should cop this. Out via Terrible Records.
With a mixtape on his own imprint Camp & Street and releases on Boysnoize and Terrible Records, it’s debut album time for New York based Le1f. Known for his odd productions there are some heavy hitters on here, including SOPHIE, Evian Christ, and Lunice. Head-boppers as well as head-scratchers in here, with Riot Boi a thoroughly confusing track that never actually seems to drop….
Empress Of is the recording alias of Lorley Rodriguez. She has spent most of 2014 recording and producing her debut album entitled Me. Lyrically, as the title may suggest, the album is of a personal nature with her thoughts and opinions laid out as if it were her diary. On Vinyl LP and Cd on Terrible Records.
Not Now is the second record from Brooklyn’s Regal Degal, produced with Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. Regal Degal operate firmly within the non-temporal realm of popular culture, where sonic elements from any and all eras are fair game, so that Not Now is hard to pin to any now or any then. On Terrible Records.