Singles Club: Melody's Echo Chamber + Seaside Heights + Teleman
It hasn't been the easiest past few years for Melody Prochet, but she's back and better than ever with a new batch of Melody's Echo Chamber sounds (Bon Voyage, out in June). "Desert Horse" is the latest offering, a phantasmagorical ride through a kaleidoscopic time warp, with Prochet's breathy, chanteuse vocals backed by a mad, mad, mad, mad world of noises both past and present.
The magnificent melancholy of "Don't Waste Another Heartbeat" is palpable right from the start. Swedes Seaside Heights tap into the aching loveliness that can come out of intense longing and regret and heartbreak with this poignant, atmospheric epic.
"What's the point of looking good/if no one ever gets near you?" ponders London's Teleman in latest single "Cactus." The song is a sinuous, city streets electro pop song, gray and prickly and gloriously infectious. Teleman's third record, Family of Aliens, is due in September on Moshi Moshi.