Toronto electronic indie pop proliferator Kat Burns aka Kashka is much beloved around here, and we’ve been eagerly antcipating her third record Relax, her first full-length since 2013’s excellent Bound. Seeing her venture into even more electronic places, she’s joined on the record by Lisa Conway (aka L CON) and Andrew Collins, who also co-produce. One of the clear highlights is “Holding Steady”, a darkly beautiful anthem about self-care and overcoming adversity, featuring some utterly glorious harmonies and a brilliant constantly chugging bass synth. Let this one carry you today.
Relax is available now from Bandcamp.
Mix: Silent Shout Best of October 2013
1. Ambrose – Hourglass Sands
2. Motem – Quirk Pop
3. Homeshake – Dynamic Meditation
4. Magic Island – Baby Blu
5. Sing Leaf – High John
6. A Sacred Cloud – Be Good or Be Dead
7. Nostalgic Home Highways – Interior Astronaut
8. Ylang Ylang – Temporary Opalescent Death
9. Violence – Halo
10. Kashka – Never Had It
Here’s a beautifully shot video for Kashka
‘s wonderful new single “Never Had It”. Directed by Dan Tahmizian
. It’s an intense break-up video that bursts into triumph and absurdity, and one of the best videos we’ve seen this year. Kashka’s new album Bound
is out November 5, which is thankfully really really soon.