Michael Stasis – Venus Of Soap / Crushed

One of our favourite labels around is finally back with a new big addition to its roster. We’re talking about the guys over at Arbutus Records (Grimes, TOPS, Sean Nicholas Savage) and their new signee Michael Stasis, who has just released two tracks from his upcoming debut LP RIP IIIwhich follows his homemade recordings RIP (2003-2009). LA-based songwriter’s music is extremely reminiscent of Ariel Pink’s ability (needless to say, the LP is co-produced by long time Ariel Pink’s collaborator Jorge Elbrecht) to easily move from mellow psych-pop ballads like Venues Of Soap to guitar-driven surf-rock tracks like Crushed. Stasis calls it “playlist mentality”, we call it talent.

Listen below.

RIP III is out August 7th on Arbutus Records and you can pre-order it here.