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LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 2/9/16

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Holy God, do I have some great music for you this week! The first one shouldn’t be much of a surprise to you if you have been following along the last couple weeks. It comes from School of Seven Bells and is the third single we’ve heard from their upcoming release. This one is very much what we are used to hearing from them on past releases. Layers of synth and reverberated vocals and a driving beat set your heart “Ablaze.” Keeping with the indie synth-pop, we have another BANGER from Echos. This jam goes from 0 to 100 so quick, you barely have time to catch your breath. It hits harder than an MMA fighter’s right hook all the way up till the end; I’m absolutely entranced by it.

Next, we have some smooth jams coming from Toronto group named Laser that is comprised of Broken Social Scene member Lisa Lobsinger and two other Toronto artists, Paul Pfisterer & Martin Davis. This track is off their most recent release from the end of last month. This brings us to another track off of the lovely group, Field Music, who also have a release out from the end of last week. Their sound is just so unique, with a bit of Bowie, Queen and Elton John there is plenty to love!

London indie rockers, Escapists, have a new track out entitled “Pyramid Scheme” that is killing it. Give it a listen and you can see how playful it is. Gotta love that tambourine! And more tambourine now coming from Mass Gothic who is lead by the former frontman of Hooray for Earth and signed with Sub Pop to release a wonderful full length last Friday. This second single, “Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me”, reminds me of Grouplove and this fun, upbeat vibe will surely treat them well. I’m 99% sure this song will be on a toothpaste commercial in a week…coming to a TV near you, move over Matt & Kim.

Going back to another band from Toronto, we have a new track from Operators off of their upcoming release “Blue Wave.” It’s very catchy and is totally radio ready with a solid replay value. I’m 99% sure it will be featured in a toothpaste commercial next week…move over Matt & Kim.

Everyone’s favorite psych-pop foursome, Animal Collective, is back with another strong track, the second single of their upcoming LP. Granted, this didn’t hit me as hard as Floridada did, but I cannot deny that the didgeridoo one of the coolest noises I’ve ever heard in a song like this. Taking it down a notch is the endearing vocals of Frankie Cosmos. I’d like to think her and Courtney Barnett just get together and jam together and write super personal and specific songs that are weirdly relatable.

Now, let’s get this party dancing. We have another new track from Autograf out of Chicago, with help from Patrick Baker. This track is way fun and has much more to it than a club banger. It has multiple movements and just sounds very special and well produced much like what we’ve gotten accustomed to seeing from Disclosure. I have to say, I got on the Holy Ghost! train a little too late for my liking. At least they are still going strong with making funky, electro jams that cut right to your head and don’t ever leave. Their new track “Crime Cutz” is the first fully new material we have heard from them since 2014 and I’m so very excited for a new LP from these guys! NY Producer, James Hinton, goes by The Range on the stage and really nails the bulls eye from what I have heard. Touring with Baio, he’ll be in good company to launch a successful career. “Florida” is a crunchy and jittery roller coaster ride from the ocean and up into space. The textures he integrates are space age and also tropical. It’s a fun one.

This week’s most interesting band names obviously goes to Cavern of Anti-Matter. With a bit of bossa nova and shoegaze, “liquid gate” is a super quick romp (2 full minutes) from Stereolab’s Tim Gane & Joe Dilworth and a man by the name of Holger Zapf, then this track features Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. Garage rock has never been the same since Parquet Courts (Parkay Quartz?…or whatever they are now). These guys are the chillest chillers and they have a sound that is straight off of the 4-track. They just get those fuzzy vibes and from what I’ve heard, it translates REALLY well into their live show. I’m excited for another release from these guys (Their 6th in 4 years!!). Keeping your buzz going, we have a song from New York’s Porches. Fresh off the release of his newest album (this is the title track), Porches is poised for success and he earned the coveted “BEST NEW MUSIC” from the almighty Pitchfork. This kid is killing it.

Well, that wraps up this week in new music! Enjoy and let me know what you think.

-Greg

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LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 10/27

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Sorry guys, this may be a shorter post. Work has been killer, but there are some great new songs this week that deserve the limelight! Jumping right in, let’s get into the Delorean, crank it to 88 and head to 1988 to a live show of The Talking Heads. Just kidding, you’re in your mom’s Corolla, it won’t go 88 and it’s 2015 and you’re listening to a new song by UK natives Field Music called “The Noisy Days are Over.” I really just drove that comparison home, but aren’t there some striking similarities? That’s what I thought! Next in your heavy rotation for the week is a new jam from Chet Faker along with Marcus Marr entitled “The Trouble With Us.” It’s a straight funky pop jam that is a bit Calvin Harris did a single with Justin Timberlake, but as I always say, nothing wrong with that. It is sure to get a ton of listens and launch Chet Faker to even more success than he was already seeing, which is a ton!

*Buzz* *buzz* *buzz*, can you hear it? It’s Grimes, guys, stealing all the limelight from everyone! She has been rumored to have a new full length coming out for so long and last week we got our first look at the album art for said release. She’s a fan of doing things out of nowhere and controlling the timing at which things come out. The track on this week’s list was released two days ago and came almost out of nowhere. The song itself, “Flesh Without Blood,”  has a signature Grimes sound that we have come to know from her full-lengths and her countless singles over the past year that I’ve heard will not even be making it to the aforementioned full length. This track has a very widespread appeal in my opinion, much like “Realiti” & “Go”, some of her more recent singles. It is great to see a strong leading track and I hope we hear some more fire from Grimes as these singles trickle in.

Have you heard of Kamp!? Likely not, but for the past couple years they have been gaining some buzz (while mostly in Scandanavia) with a signature yet dynamic sound that stays within the fuzzy, prog-synth realm. The Polish three piece has a wikipedia page…but it can only be found in Polish, which is quite interesting. Well, they have a full length that released last week called “Orneta” and it went pretty much unnoticed by Americans, but here I am, telling you to listen to it, so let’s set the trend in the opposite way! After a couple listens, the track that really stood out was called “Zandata Mondata” and is the fourth song on our list. This song is just so great, I have been listening to it on repeat all weekend! I suggest you do the same.

Here are the honorable mentions for this week:

Negative Gemini – “You Never Knew” – Seeing as Halloween is this week, what’s more appropriate than including a song that will haunt you. Believe me, listen to this once and you’ll be inaudibly singing “You Never Knew” ALL DAMN DAY. It’s actually kind of cool, you should try it out!

St. Lucia – “Dancing On Glass” – A personal favorite of mine, St. Lucia just has the musical chemistry right to put me in the best mood ever. This song is very much inclusive of that quality! This is the first we’re hearing from them in 2 full years, so I’m excited for another release to keep up my Discography of them on vinyl #humblebrag

Raury – “Kingdom Come” – This singer songwriter has it. This song is just executed so well and I can’t say enough about this newcomer. Apparently I’m not alone, because he has absolutely blown up over the past couple weeks.

Ugh, there’s so many more wonderful musicians I would love to feature, but that’s it for this week. Enjoy this week’s playlist and maybe leave some love about the artists I wasn’t able to write about below.

-Greg