One again Cascine sends us the most beautiful music. Toronto’s Southern Shores are gearing up for the release of their new EP, New World. The first track from the EP to surface is New Love, a track that perfectly encompasses the breezy summer vibe of the EP.
From the EP opener Marazul, you are treated to some of the most blissful, engaging sounds this year. At times bordering on Ambient, but always enslaved to the undulating Balearic rhythms that run throughout. When it’s not being all chill-out atmospheric the EP shows off Southern Shores injection of early ‘90’s R&B into their music, tracks like Sankasa and Purple Sky let you easily slip into a Soul state of mind. New Love is actually one of the standouts of this sun-kissed collection, drawing in the influences of the rest of the EP into one neat package. Hazy tropical sounds and rolling Chill-Pop abound as reverb soaked samples and comfortable beats wash in and out of the track like waves.
Cascine, doing it again! This time they present Work Drugs’ Ice Warf’ a song that joins the growing list of songs in the last three years written about places I used to live just around the corner from, in this case the Ice Warf in Camden. Not sure why you’d want to write a song about a Wetherspoon’s, but the track is generally about getting drunk in Camden and mentions a few other places anyway. No Dublin Castle though?
Anyhoo, Cascine have got two of their finest acts on reMix duties. Kicking off with Selebrities who’s lush ‘80’s Pop version is the stand out for me. Their dreamy synths and raw beats capture my interpretation of the song perfectly. Southern Shores go in a slightly more Balearic direction with an ‘90’s House meets Chillwave sound.
The latest signing to the amazing Cascine, Southern Shores are about to release their début EP, ‘Atlantic’, a collection of six dreamy chilled ElectroPop tunes. Not really reverb drenched wall-of-sound enough to truly be Chillwave but the ‘Atlantic’ EP retains a Chillwave vibe while rooting the music in the late 80’s/early 90’s eclectic Pop sound that is fast becoming Cascine’s trademark. Throughout the EP the vast array of instrumentation and vocal styles pepper each track with a signature sound of it’s own while all six tunes blend into one tropical, escapist fantasy EP. The first single from the EP, ‘Night Is Young’ is the kind of track you’d hear in a House club in your dreams. Intricately crafted, layers of samples roll over one another washing and through a solid backing. Now summer is truly here, Souther Shores arrived just in time.