#5. The Beaches – Money
Starts off with some The Strokes inspired pulsing guitar, and finishes off as a grimey, girl rocker jam.
#4. Justin Bieber x Drama B – Friends (It’s Different Remix)
soundcloud.com/justinbieber // soundcloud.com/itsdifferent
The new Biebs track is sure to be clogging up the radio-waves soon (if it hasn’t already). Not gonna lie, I’m diggin it. However, I am also really into the slight spin that It’s Different put on the track. Takes it a bit more dance and a bit less pop.
#3. Miller Blue – Pieces
Could definitely have mistaken this on first listen for Chet Faker (well, now I guess we gotta call him Nick Murphy). Sensual, with just enough trap to give it a unique feel.
#2. Jinco & ADGRMS Feat. Burnheart – My Girl
soundcloud.com/jincoofficial // soundcloud.com/adgrms
It’s not often you get a country & dubstep/trap crossover track. That’s what we got here though, and surprisingly it works. In fact, I’d really love to see country do more crossovers with other genres (and this comes from a someone who really doesn’t like country at all).
#1. Braille Face – Run For Your Life
Was really torn between this track and Because (another from Braille Face). Went with the one where Braille Face channels their inner Radiohead.
#5. XPLOR – Castaway
A track that sounds like it’s from in the late 70s, early 80s era of rock music.
#4. MUTO Feat. Emerson Leif – Say Nothing
This week’s been a tough one to rank. Nothing stood head and shoulders above everyone else. I feel like I’ll look back on this set a few weeks later and have a completely different feel about each track. For now though, we have MUTO’s entrancing Say Nothing to carry us forward.
#3. ELLEH – I Can Be Your Best Friend
This is one of those songs that I’m not totally in love with, but for whatever reason I cannot stop humming it as I walk around town doing my daily routine. It’s firmly lodged itself into my brain, for better or worse. That said, I’m totally digging the vocals.
#2. Eventide – It’s Okay
I think I mentioned last week that I had discovered Eventide recently and had a bunch of tracks which could be featured from the chill duo. Well, It’s Okay won it’s way into a feature. There’s still a few weeks left of summer, and frankly there couldn’t be many better tracks for those beach sunset nights.
#1. Millionyoung – Rare Form
Don’t really come across much shoegaze rock these days (if this could even be classified as that). There’s something hypnotizing about Millionyoung’s sound, and Rare Form is a return to the musical world for someone who feels like they’ve been suspiciously quiet for a good year or two.