#5. Banks – Beggin For Thread (Aeroplane Remix)
soundcloud.com/banksbanksbanks // soundcloud.com/aeroplane
I’ve already expressed my utter adoration for everything Banks. Enter Aeroplane, who serve up a smooth nu-disco rendition of Beggin For Thread which is just straight up groovy. Perfect for the five-spot this week.
#4. //Fractures – Reactor
//Fractures, time and time again, manages to craft some of the most haunting music I know of. The sounds of desperation and angst in this song hit you, even without listening to the lyrics. If you are digging this sound, go check out everything else on the Soundcloud link above – you won’t be disappointed.
#3. A.CHAL – Round Whippin
Chill summer cruising tunes – you can never have too many on hand. A.CHAL’s Round Whippin is perfect for those fortunate enough to be able to take a drive beachside with the windows rolled down and the breeze flying through their hair. This one actually inspires me to do nothing but be lazy… and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.
#2. The Paper Kites – Electric Indigo
Actually hadn’t heard of The Paper Kites until I stumbled upon Electric Indigo, which will be from a to-be-released album this summer (twelvefour, out Aug 28). If Electric Indigo is anything to go by, it will be one hell of an album. Poppy, but not annoying. Sad, but not sappy. Really really liking this and can’t wait for the official release.
#1. Dusky – Skin Deep
This week has been one of the toughest weeks to choose from in a while. So much was so good, and all for very different reasons. I loved the depressing and haunting sounds from //Fractures. Totally was into the pop single from The Paper Kites. I’ve already taken A.CHAL and Round Whippin for a test ride by the beach. However, the one song I kept coming back to was Skin Deep by Dusky. It’s got that obsessiveness to it whereby it’s one of the first songs I’ll play when I sit down at my computer. It’s got that magic little part that get’s me excited every time it plays (for this one, it’s that little “whoaaaooh” after “you make me wanna turn around”). If at first you don’t fall in love, give it another try. I promise it’s worth it.