Wasn’t the song I wanted to post as #5, but sometimes the lack of information about an artist (in this case… no facebook page and no soundcloud page) makes it difficult. So instead, Family Friends and their debut On Your Mind makes the cut. It’s got a nice lo-fi, garage rock sound going on.
I know I’ve already dubbed both Allan Rayman and Christine & The Queens as candidates for my favourite band of 2015… but I think there could be a third horse in that race. Every time I get wind of a new AQUILO song, I prepare myself for disappointment. After all, how could they top HumanandBetter Off Without You(not too mention EVERY OTHER SONG THEY’VE RELEASED BEING AMAZING). And yet, with each new release they continue to impress. Their eventual debut album is sure to be a stunner.
Upon first listen I recognized something about this song. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Wasn’t until I went to check out the Soundcloud page for Monarch that I realized I already had the the one other remix done for this song (by Kill Them With Colour). That’s what I love about remixes so much, you can take one song and have two completely different-sounding results.
Another week, another beauty from Christine and the Queens. It’s honestly been a really long time since I’ve enjoyed so many tracks from one artist (I tend to bounce around a lot). If you haven’t given either Chaleur Humaine (their fantastic album) or St Claude (their upcoming EP), I highly recommend them both.
I’m cheating a bit here. Nothing this past week really blew my socks off like the past two weeks, and I didn’t feel right “awarding” anyone top song. So instead, I’ve decided to open the vault and share my favourite song of 2015. Not only is Graceland my top song so far this year, but Allan Rayman is my favourite new artist of 2015 as well (albeit, Christine and the Queens is making a hard push for that title). Also doesn’t hurt that he’s a fellow Canadian (from Toronto). Graceland has been, by far, my most played song this year.