#5. Geovarn – What You Like
New Geovarn is usually a good time, and What You Like is another in a long line of catchy hip hop/rnb hybrid tracks in his repertoire.
#4. Mosss – Here If You Want (Pale Blue)
Laid back stoner rock. At least, that’s what I’d call this if I was in charge of creating music genres. Perfect track for chilling out at the beach. Those couple guitar chords will be stuck in your head for days.
#3. Paris Lain – For You
The one thing that this blog does for me is force me to give tracks 5th, 6th, and 7th listens when I normally maybe wouldn’t. Often I find that I really come around to tracks after a week or two. I’m still warming up to this one, but there’s something there. A sexy pull, if you will.
#2. Nvdes – Turning Heads
Nvdes sure know how to make hyperactive pop rock music. Every song it’s frenetic and yet somehow still completely danceable. Those melon boys have created quite a unique sound and manage to churn out hit after hit. Good times.
#1. Fairchild – So Long And Thank You
Speaking of churning out hit after hit… Fairchild have completely won me over. Perhaps even my favorite band of 2017 (I’ve probably given that award out multiple times now this year, but I live in a world of short term memory bliss). These guys have what I like to call the Ritual factor – that is, they manage to maintain a consistent, identifiable sound but yet all their tracks are wonderfully different. Really hoping they take a trip to Vancouver, Canada sometime soon.
#5. Violet Sands – Unusual
Pretty, but yet somehow still rambunctious and noisy. It works, but honesty I do prefer the softer Violet Sands side.
#4. Myrne & Popeska Feat. Emily Hendrix – Get It All
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We move up one level louder here with Myrne & Popeska’s joint track Get It All. It again combines the soft with the cacophonous, and once again I much prefer the softer verses over than spastic chorus.
#3. Joey Fatts Feat. JMSN – Still Down
Good track is good. Adding JMSN to any track just makes it better. Love the flow of Still Down. Haven’t yet given a listen to the rest of Joey’s recent release I’ll Call You Tomorrow 2, but based on this track I have high expectations.
#2. Litany – Bedroom
This track is painfully cute. It was a tough call this week as this could easily have been a #1 type track. Not totally digging the steel drum thing going on in the chorus. It’s growing on me, but I still think I might have liked this even more without it.
#1. Koni Feat. Rakan – LA Love
The first few times I heard this track it really did nothing for me. But somehow, it kept coming across whatever playlist I was listening to… and then just a day or two ago it suddenly clicked. The combination of the vocals, the summer vibe and the incredibly sing-able hooks have me playing this on repeat now.