#5. Harrison Brome – 9 to 5
Harrison Brome is a name to keep an eye on. He’s been at it for a few years now, but he’s one of those acts that seems perpetually on the brink of breaking out big time.
#4. Golden Features – Falling Out
Can’t help but think of Daft Punk anytime I see an act wearing a mask and making any type of electronic music (altho I guess kids these days will now think of Deadmau5). Really love the chorus, and with each listen I find myself more and more into this track. Something about the stop/start in any dance track just gets me going.
#3. Altopalo – Frozen Away
One of the best band names ever. I actually now routinely forget which is the band name and which is the city name. As for the track – if you like off-kilter indie rock, then you’ll definitely be into this. Gotta give it a good 1:30 as well, because that’s when the song really comes into its own.
#2. Lou Val Feat. Johnny Yukon – Fast
Loving what I’m hearing from Lou Val, and Fast is easily the track I keep coming back to. Another guy from Toronto just killing it!
#1. AOBeats Feat. Mark Johns & Robokid – Peanut Butter
Being unique in music is a tough job. A lot of what goes big and makes the money is basically just formulas. That’s why I get excited anytime I hear something that just sounds different. Enter AOBeats + friends and Peanut Butter. It eschews the traditional type of “verse/hook/chorus” stock formula and is just a ride of sweet beats and catchy as hell.
#5. Golda – Nobody
Alluded to this last week – Golda’s got a new fan. The 2nd track I’m obsessed with from the Golda Complex EP released a few weeks ago, Nobody is not quite as “bedroom jammy” as NSFW was… but it’s still got that swag.
#4. Teflon Sega – Closure
Teflon Sega’s sure developed a signature sound – and it works. Nothing released has gripped me quite like FRZZN 2.0 did, but still find almost every release to be captivating.
#3. NoMBe – Man Up
This guy’s versatility is straight up ridiculous. And it’s not like he just tries different things. He tries them and absolutely nails it. Man Up, in my opinion is strongest in the first 30 seconds, but it’s still a such a great indie rock track. Another one of those artists who seems to release great track after great track.
#2. SKYGGE – Magic Man
This is the beginning of the robot takeover. When they start making music, which I always thought might be one of those areas that would never take off, we are doomed! Enter, the SKYGGE project. Now to be honest I think the rest of the album is absolute crap, so they aren’t ready for world domination yet. But I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve hit play on Magic Man a good 10-15 times in the last week.
#1. Stone Temple Pilots – Thought She’d Be Mine
WHAT YEAR IS IT?! STP??!?! I used to be obsessed with them back in high school. Then out of nowhere they pop up on my Spotify “New Releases” list and you know what – it wasn’t half bad. I’ll not hide the facts and admit that nostalgia did play a small part in having them at #1 this week, but in all honestly the track is catchy as hell. Been humming it all week.