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Throughout the week I keep track of all the new songs that I hear and love and every friday I put them all here. Most of these songs are brand new, but sometimes I’ll miss a song from before and finally hear it this week.
Whitewash – “Member”
This video from NYC-based Whitewash has everything I love: a sweet groove, a good chase, and of course Dunkin Donuts. Their latest album Shibboleth is out now on Sad Cactus.
Liz Vice – “Empty Me Out”
There’s something to be said about soul music that sounds fresh and not like a throwback. Liz Vice is from Portland, Oregon and, though she’s no beginner, I have a feeling that we’ll be talking about her a lot more in the near future. Her debut album There’s A Light comes out September 25th.
Small Black – “No One Wants It To Happen To You”
Another winner from the Jagjaguwar team. New album Best Blues comes out October 16th.
Astronauts, etc. – “No Justice”
Based out of Oakland, Ca, Astronauts, etc has been my soundtrack to my past couple of nights. New album Mind Out Wandering comes out September 18th.
Bill Mountain – “Let’s Get It Started”
More energetic than that one Black Eyed Peas song.
Advance Base – “Trisha Please Come Home”
Sounds like a lo-fi Drive By Truckers ballad, which is a great kind of ballad.
VARSITY – “Cult of Personality”
A great jam that comes from a band that’s from Logan Square aka the cool part of Chicago.
See you guys Tuesday!
1. Lyla Foy – “Impossible”
2. The Rolling Stones – “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”
3. Donnie Iris – “Ah! Leah!”
4. Nada Surf – “Blonde On Blonde”
5. Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”
6. Bruce Springsteen – “Land Of Hope and Dreams”
7. Langhorne Slim & The Law – “Changes”
8. Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Sun Gun”
9. Sibylle Baier – “Colour Green”
10. Among Savages – “New York City”
11. Jefferson Starship – “Jane”
12. Apanhador Só – “Mordido”
13. Gabor Szabo – “Love Is Blue”
14. One Direction – “Little Black Dress”
15. Beach Slang – “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”
16. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Gimmie Love”
17. Beach House – “Sparks”
18. Mac Demarco – “Another One”
19. Arbes – “Key Largo”
20. Small Black – “No One Wants It to Happen to You”
Throughout the week I keep track of all the new songs I hear and love and every friday I put them all here. Most of these songs are brand new, but sometimes I’ll miss a song from before and finally hear it this week.
Natural Child – “DTV”
The kind of throw back rock & roller that belongs in a Tarantino film.
Miserable Chillers – “Silvery”
If the Kinks were around long enough to try bedroom pop.
Ten Fé – “Make Me Better”
This sounds more like the Stone Roses than all those early 90s Stone Roses rip offs. I love it.
Gloria Ann Taylor – “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”
Very rarely does soul/R&B sound this raw.
Diggs Duke – “We Grieve”
Diggs Duke is a jazz man who plays Jazz, man.
Arbes – “Key Largo”
Why am I not at a beach or driving along Pacific Coast Highway to this song right now?
Professor Brian Oblivion – “Big Talk”
A soothing beat that reminds me of walking through the streets of Tokyo at night.
Small Black – “Boys Life”
Another solid hit from Bloomington-based Jagjaguwar (go Hoosiers!).
Tenement – “Keep Your Mouth Shut”
Their latest album Predatory Headlights came out last month, but I finally got around to listening it. Man I wish I heard this album earlier, otherwise it’d be on my mid-year list of favorite albums of 2015. This song, like the album, is weird and ambitious power pop.