Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Kicking off this week, we have a brand new track from Chairlift who just released a new album less than 8 months ago. They certainly aren’t wasting any time and the song is totally solid. It’s a bit slower than the past singles we have heard from them and has a bit of a fantasy vibe to it. Following this up is new music from Dent May. Everyone’s favorite Mississippian is back and as fun as ever! This song, “Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love” dances around in the squalor that is “love” and it’s quite cheeky.
Going ahead, we have the first track to be released from Kishi Bashi’s undoubtedly amazing new album. If you’re not familiar with this multi-instrumentalist, it’s about time you do some catching up (see “It All Began With a Burst” & “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It”). Once you do so, you will realize this guy is something special and so different from any other artist out there.
I’ve added a track that gets a bit deeper into Sofi Tukker’s repertoire and it is so dang fun (just like all of their songs). You may have heard “Drinkee” all over the freaking place, and dug it, well this one is just as catchy and it’s even in English, for all of us non-Portuguese speakers!
Towards the end, we have a track that is not new, it’s just straight out of the 80’s! It’s called A.H.B. and is from a band out of Austin, TX called S U R V I V E. It’s pure synth goodness and is super catchy. And last up, we have the debut track from a duo called The Linedots. They’re super new (a solid group of 46 people like them on Facebook at the time of this post) but not from the sounds of this track. It’s got some killer riffs that remind me a bit of Ratatat in all of the best ways and the fuzzy vocals from Evangeline Ling has a solid Lily Allen vibe.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
I’m going to request you slip on your favorite pair of chucks, blue suede shoes, shell toes, or whatever you prefer to dance in, because we’re going deep into some danceable jams!
First up is another crazy catchy song from Goldroom that will take you to a tropical island where everyone shuffles so hard. Contender for your summer playlist? I definitely think so! Following this up is a hit from Snakehips that has already been blasted all over Spotify by 2mm people in 4 days. His dancable electric-pop hits never fail to satiate the guiltiest of pleasures. I’m pretty sure if you pull up someone while listening to this song, they’ll actually wish they were friends with you. And to triple up on this killer set, there’s a new track out from Terror Jr who rocked my socks off with their last track, “3 Strikes.” Their sultry lyrics, vocals, and beats absolutely kill it on each and every track they have. I’m stoked to hear more and hopefully news of a full length. Let’s just keep this going because the next song has been lend some love from a band I really love called Savoir Adore and it’s by a producer named morgxn.
Skipping ahead a bit is the first effing song I have heard from Sleigh Bells that I have actually fallen in love since their 2010 album “Treats.” Granted, it is a departure from their “Rill Rill” scream-cheer shtick and I think they absolutely nail it! Great returns come in twos as we have a new song from Justice. YES, you remember “D.A.N.C.E”? Those guys are back and up to the same old hit-making! This song is accompanied by news of a full length, which will be their first proper album since 2011. Get swept up in this disco, y’all.
Closing out this week, we have a heavy track from M.I.A. with help from Skrillex & Blaqstarr called “Go Off.” It’s a great song with a beat that hits crazy hard and I’m kind of stoked to see what kind of remixes spawn from this! Last up is a silky smooth track called “Caresse” from Montreal producer Fonkynson and band Le Couleur. It’s bright and beautiful and with me being obsessed with the French language, it only enhances the experience! Je l’aime!
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Dang, so I’m a day late, but better late than never. And boy, do I have a list for you. It’s dynamite and we’re starting off strong with a song from an individual that goes by Grenda out of TJ, Mexico! It certainly doesn’t sound like it’s from a guy out of Mexico, but rather straight from a dream. It’s smooth and beautiful. Moving on, the next two tracks from Weaves and Manwomanchild are pure, indie-pop tracks that I really was happy I found!
Following these is another killer track from Local Natives fully building the suspense and excitement for this upcoming album! I literally cannot contain my excitement, but I must, there is music to write about! We have some cool returns from artists we haven’t heard from in a while, including Pixies, Crystal Castles & Tycho. They are all very different tracks, but if you’re fan of any or all of these artists, their newest tracks will be right in your wheelhouse!
Skipping ahead a bit, we have another dreamy track, and this one is from French Indie outfit Tahiti 80. It’s straight jams and I really can listen to this song over and over and over again. This really applies to their whole album that was released last Friday and is called “…And The Rest is Just Crocodile Tears.” Keeping with the dream-pop, we go a bit psychedelic from the solo project of Jay Watson (of Tame Impala & POND) called GUM. It totally has some Tame Impala vibes with a bit of Panda Bear’s weirdness. I like it! Now, last up is a LOOOOOOOONG track. I do not say this lightly, as it is almost clocking in at 21 whole minutes. MAN, is this song a good one. Literally, all the way through, so go ahead, give it a listen and see what I’m saying. I really can’t get enough! It’s certainly sounds like a couple songs strung together yet it remains pretty cohesive. There’s a bit of 80’s sci-fi with some crunchy synth and some funk thrown in for good measure. While my girlfriend just told me to turn it off because it’s annoying, I think it’s totally cool!
Enjoy, dudes and dude-ettes.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
This week, for your listening pleasure, we have some great, funky tracks, pop anthems, chill vibes & full on bangers to get you through a week that may be following a hard weekend of drinking and debauchery. I hope you enjoy!