We get this week’s playlist a day late and you can blame the holiday for that, don’t worry, I’ll return next Tuesday with another batch of new tracks. Let’s get this started!
I’m not going to lie, there is a ton of diversity on this week’s list. Straying from the normal, chill-wave I know and love, I’ve included a new track from FIDLAR (or Fuck it Dog, Life’s a Risk) named “Leave Me Alone” that rocks pretty hard. For the top tracks that you’re going to hear the rest of this year, look no further but Scooter Island’s track, “Breezy” and Hermitude’s “The Buzz.” The former is number one on the list for a reason, it will get you in the mood to tackle whatever the day has in store for you and the latter gets the mood set real quick! Get ready to break out your dancing shoes for this and Superhumanoid’s “Norwegian Black Metal,” which is actually nothing like the title, unless the Norwegian’s idea of black metal is funky synth and drums and soaring vocals (doubtful). Go ahead and keep those dancing shoes on, too, for “Mercy” by Young Empires and get ready to thizz your face right off. I was very excited to hear the next new single from EL VY in “I’m the Man to Be.” It tramples into a more edgy arena (speaking of dicks and such) and is not as easily played as their last single, “Return to the Moon,” but there is nothing wrong with it. Give it a couple listens and you’ll be hooked as Matt Berninger weaves in and out of his tawdry story. Some interesting new music is coming from Martin Courtney, who you may remember from Real Estate. His track “Northern Highway” is like Real Estate did a project with Real Estate writing about stuff Real Estate writes about. Good thing I like Real Estate, which is why I added it to the list. Honorable mentions are as follows:
Painted Palms – “Disintegrate” – Freaking beautiful album art and a catchy track to boot
Small Black – “No One Wants it to Happen to You” – They’re killing it again with a track reminiscent to Washed Out in the best way possible.
John Grant – “Dissapointing” – This song is dynamic, haunting, and is strangely upbeat despite the minor chords and title