Songs of the Week 143: December 10 – December 16

rx soul#5. Rx Soul – All The Way There

My new favorite genre is grunge rnb. I don’t know if this counts, but it’s how I like to call tracks that give me Allan Rayman feels. Usually includes some real sexy guitar chords prominent in the background and some musty vocals to take center stage in what often is a very minimalistic sounding track. Grunge rnb. You heard it here first.

alina libkind#4. Alina Libkind – Out Of My Head

Can’t get this goddamn song out of my head (*applause for pun please*). Seriously though. It’s so catchy. Luckily the track is gold. But man, I’m going crazy!!

pfrr#3. Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue – On A Night Like This

Ok first – what a band name. Second, do you like funk? Cause this is oozing swagger. Third, look a that dude. He looks like someone you want to have a beer with. Lastly, “rhythm” is one of those words that I don’t think I’ve ever actually been able to spell correctly on the first try. Sure has nothing to do with the track, but I felt it was important to share this shortcoming of my life.

// photos: @perrywinklephotography //#2. Pnau – Please Forgive Me

Almost every week I get to around Wednesday or Thursday and start thinking to myself “this is it – this is the week where I finally haven’t found enough quality tracks to share on the blog”. Yet somehow, Sunday comes and I got five songs that legitimately make me excited on each play. This week was looking real thin until I came across Pnau’s new album. It’s excellent. Could easily have featured three tracks from it, but I almost always try to only have one artist per week if possible. Super into the tropical dance vibes here.

dermot kennedy#1. Dermot Kennedy – Moments Passed

Want some feels? Go check out the music video for this bad boy. Even without the music video, the raw passion is obvious here. On first listen of Moments Passed, my first immediate thought was “I NEED TO SEE THIS LIVE”.  This guy has a new fan. Fucking amazing stuff (and lucky enough for me he’ll be in town in February).