Every week the Monday Mix showcases three new songs we’re featuring on the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature a collaboration between two of indie rock’s biggest stars, a song from French sister duo Ibeyi and jazzman Kamasi Washington and a new Texas songwriter with a compelling voice.
Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - Over Everything
Courtney Barnett of Melbourne, Australia, and Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile have announced a new album together, Lotta Sea Lice. That new project pairs the laid-back, slurred-voice stylings of Vile, with the hilariously droll Barnett, whose 2015 debut album, “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit,” made her a rising star on the festival circuit that year. They’ll be at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall October 20. Their backing band — The Sea Lice — includes Portland drummer Janet Weiss. Just a hunch that might be a good show.
Ibeyi featuring Kamasi Washington - Deathless
Ibeyi is the project of French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz. On stage, they build dramatic songs out of their a capella voices, hand drums, and keyboards. Their new song “Deathless” features jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and this video’s new twist on the “circle of life.”
Lomelda - Out There
Silsbee, Texas is home to songwriter Hannah Read, aka Lomelda. Her new song “Out There” has a winning combination with her deftly-sung and swooping lines, along with some gorgeously understated production that makes you feel she’s singing from across the living room, not all the way from Southeast Texas. “Out There” is from her new record ‘Thx,” which was released last week.