Songs of the Week 277: July 26 – August 1

#5. Remi Wolf – Sauce

Give it a listen. Then give it a few more. I swear there’s almost a trance-like sound to Sauce.

#4. Nick Ward – Aubrey Plaza

It could be because my first introduction to Nick Ward was the music video for Aubrey Plaza, complete with wings and a guitar-laden bedroom-pop sound that I immediately though of Sufjan Stevens. Ok to be real it’s probably just the wings. That said, there’s some quirky goodness here that evokes Sufjan, which should be enough to give it a go.

#3. Merci, Mercy – Fall Apart

I know I say this basically every week, but it was tough to pick a top song this week. The top three tracks were all killer. So treat Fall Apart like a #1/#2 track!

#2. Mome Feat. Ricky Ducati – Got It Made

There are some serious Justice/Daft Punk vibes here, even down to the Soundcloud artwork. If you dig this, go check out the music video. It’s equally as awesome.

#1. Balu Brigada – Weekend

Straight up feel-good tracks are what we need in abundance during the downtimes of COVID, social issues and everything else going on in the world today. Weekend has it, in spades. It’s also just cute as hell.

Songs of the Week 276: July 19 – July 25

#5. Postcard Boy – Flight

Sometimes you hear an artist for the first time and wonder how they aren’t bigger than they are. Postcard Boy’s track Flight does that for me. It’s full of promise and while he has quite a large discography, this track is the one that feels like it hints to so much potential, which hopefully is realized.

#4. Jonah Mutono – Circulation

Remember AWOLNATION’s Sail? Remember how powerful that chorus was. Circulation gives me the same vibes. Not as hard hitting, but just as momentous and impactful. I live for the chorus of this track. So good.

#3. Why Mona – Rabbit Hole

Known mostly for her covers, Why Mona and her unreal voice drop a stunner here. That “I like you just fine” has been stuck in my head for weeks (yea, working through a backlog again).

#2. They. Feat. Tinashe – Play Fight

Do you like early 90s R&B? Then buckle up… (also Tinashe is a goddess).

#1. No Suits – 3 Wishes

I really didn’t expect this when starting out writing this week, but here we are. The boys at No Suits just make music so fun. It’s half-hearted, easy listening that has you subtlety nodding along with a “ya.. this is nice times” kinda feel.