Seahawks – A Circular Trip [mixtape]

This is a special occasion. One of my favorite current projects, UK duo Seahawks, have crafted a mix for exclusive release here on Optimistic Underground. This hour-long set conjures a celestial, funky, freewheeling spell that feels precision crafted for my tastes despite being composed of mostly new-to-me artists and tracks. It’s a treasure that I’m … Continue reading Seahawks – A Circular Trip [mixtape]

Beach House – Depression Cherry // Back And Better Than I Remembered

A lot of bands ape their influences, and a few even do it successfully. Far more rare are the artists who completely breathe in the essence of what made their heroes tick, exhaling something uniquely infused with the original spirit but unfolding its own logic. Beach House has been a solid band for years, trading … Continue reading Beach House – Depression Cherry // Back And Better Than I Remembered