The quietly pretty sounds of “Lucky” are a highlight of The Waiting Room, Seattle-based producer Jeff McIlwain’s third full-length album for Ghostly. For this single release, “Lucky” comes with remixes from Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys), Steve Hauschildt (Emeralds), and Lake People, all of which take different approaches to exploring the track’s reflective, downtempo mood.
“Ringleader,” a new track from Shigeto’s No Better Time Than Now, streamed via NPR’s Summer Music Preview earlier this week, following the first single from the album, “Detroit Part 1.”
The music video for the mesmerizing and understated Half Of Where You Live track “My Father IN Hong Kong 1961” premiered earlier this week via Nowness. The track is complimented by visuals from Israeli artist Ronni Shendar which mirror the ethos of Half Of Where You Live, an album conceived on the road between numerous cities. “After my last album I toured extensively for three years, so I had a headful of this amazing planet we live on,” Gold Panda says. “Despite its faults the world is actually great, and I wanted to celebrate not only nature but man-made things—like big glass shopping malls in Asia.”
Nearly three years after the release of his debut LP Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda returns with Half Of Where You Live out next week on Ghostly/NOTOWN. In the meantime, the album is now streaming in full on NPR’s First Listen.