Bad boy talking fast, talking dirty.
He tells me that I’m hot so I tell him that I love him.
It’s refreshing to see that the most established artist on this volume of the Boy Toy Mixtape is a Scottish electronic band about to release only their second album. Chvrches kickstarts the party with their latest single, “Leave a Trace,” off their forthcoming album out later this month.
From there we go into unknown territory with new music from a fresh batch of up-and-coming artists, including Christine and the Queens. This French artist’s first live shows featured a troupe of artful drag queens as her backing band, hence the “Queens.” Christine has opened for Lykke Li and is currently touring with Marina and the Diamonds.
Bob Moses is the latest artist to surface from Domino Records, the seminal label that brought us some of our all-time faves, including Hot Chip, Animal Collective, Blood Orange, The Kills and Junior Boys.
The mixtape gets the late summer bittersweet vibes from Tove Styrke, Elliphant and Halsey, as well as from Transviolet (lyrics featured above), whom we expect to make many more appearances in future volumes. Enjoy!
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