Best of the Month // October
Slaughter Beach, Dog - 'Acolyte'
A brilliantly candid backyard tale that's surprisingly warming and microscopically detailed.
Makeness - 'Loud Patterns'
Genre chameleon Makeness weaves an ingeniously coded puzzle in a cinematic, morphing single.
Strange Ranger - 'The Future'
On a sprawling, shapeshifting track Strange Ranger are at their ambiguous, hazy best.
Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts - 'Mount Napoleon'
Luppi's Pink Panther-esque instrumentation fuses with Savage's sharp epithets for a killer track.
Radiator Hospital - 'The People At The Show'
Despair, nostalgia, hope, and probably quite a bit more in the glance of a glazed-eyed friend.
Benjamin Jones - 'Separation'
The former Youth Lagoon guitarist spins a hazy, sepia-stained tale of heartache and harmony.
Teleman - 'Repeater'
A brilliantly motorik experiment complete with a wiry, more sinister sound.
Friendship - 'Skip To The Good Part'
Brilliantly conversational, twisted lo-fi Americana, that's painfully profound in the vein of David Bazan or Ryley Walker.
Avalon Emerson - 'One More Fluorescent Rush'
Emerson is on sharp, reflexive form here as bewitching, arpeggiated synthesisers intertwine in a dense, tropical mix.
Clark - 'Honey Badger'
Careening from one style to the next, 'Honey Badger' is a schizophrenic, rabid belter.