Throughout the week I keep track of all my favorite new songs and every friday I put them all here. Most of these songs are brand new, but sometimes I’ll miss a song from the past weeks and finally hear it this week. No matter, all these songs are worth sharing.
Aero Flynn – “Dk/Pi”
This live version of this song, which appears on the band’s self-titled LP that came out earlier this year, reminds me so much of ‘In Rainbows’ in that this dark synth-pop stomp makes me wanna get up and dance. Fun fact: this band is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, hometown of Bon Iver and Field Report.
Kisses – “A Groove”
THE GROOVE WILL NEVER DIE LONG LIVE THE GROOVE
Public Image Ltd. – “Double Trouble”
John Lydon is back, and he’s pissed off about the fucking toilet (again).
LHF – “For the Town”
Sounds like Looney Toon gunshots sampled within a kind of electronic bliss that grows on you with each listen.
Michael Stasis – “Crushed”
For fans of the Ariel Pink aesthetic.
Vinyl Williams – “Space Age Utopia”
This song is cool, but what makes it even cooler is that Lionel “Vinyl” Williams is the grandson of John Williams. Yes, this John Williams.
Ought – “Beautiful Blue Sky”
If Interpol were more like Pavement? I mean this in the best way possible.
Shelf Life – “The Curse”
Shelf Life is the project of Scotty Leitch, a recent drummer for Alex G and a well known musician around philadelphia. His debut album will come out sometime this fall.
Gordi – “Can We Work It Out”
So lush and uplifting that it belongs in my alternative John Hughes universe that lives in my head.
Lorenzo Asher – “Liverpool (ft. Michael Christmas)
A new Lorenzo Asher album is what I want for Christmas.
Laetitia Sadier – “Oscuridad”
A beautiful, albeit sometimes uncomfortable, music video to a great song.
Together PANGEA – “No Oz”
Upbeat West Coast fuzz-rock in the vain of Wavves and FIDLAR.
Gardens & Villa – “Fixations”
A silly music video that includes Foxygen’s Sam France playing the Andy Warhol look-a-like. Killer song too.
DMA’s – “Your Low”
A great music video can make a good song so much better.
Piney Gir – “Purple Heart”
Think Girlpool but with a spacier aesthetic.
Frankie & The Heartstrings – “Think Yourself Lucky”
Very charming, but this isn’t stale like most other retro-minded pop bands.
Guilty Simpson – “Vanguard Organization”
No-frills rapping over horns is how I like my rap.
Palehound – “Healthier Folk”
“Too stoned to take an antibiotic,” is a great way to start a song.
Sego – “The Fringe”
This might be LA’s answer to 2005 LCD Soundsystem.