Songs of the Week 118: June 18 – June 24

geovarn#5. Geovarn – What You Like

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New Geovarn is usually a good time, and What You Like is another in a long line of catchy hip hop/rnb hybrid tracks in his repertoire.


mosss#4. Mosss – Here If You Want (Pale Blue)

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Laid back stoner rock. At least, that’s what I’d call this if I was in charge of creating music genres. Perfect track for chilling out at the beach. Those couple guitar chords will be stuck in your head for days.


pairs lain#3. Paris Lain – For You

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The one thing that this blog does for me is force me to give tracks 5th, 6th, and 7th listens when I normally maybe wouldn’t. Often I find that I really come around to tracks after a week or two. I’m still warming up to this one, but there’s something there. A sexy pull, if you will.


nvdes#2. Nvdes – Turning Heads

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Nvdes sure know how to make hyperactive pop rock music. Every song it’s frenetic and yet somehow still completely danceable. Those melon boys have created quite a unique sound and manage to churn out hit after hit. Good times.


fairchild#1. Fairchild – So Long And Thank You

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Speaking of churning out hit after hit… Fairchild have completely won me over. Perhaps even my favorite band of 2017 (I’ve probably given that award out multiple times now this year, but I live in a world of short term memory bliss). These guys have what I like to call the Ritual factor – that is, they manage to maintain a consistent, identifiable sound but yet all their tracks are wonderfully different. Really hoping they take a trip to Vancouver, Canada sometime soon.

Songs of the Week 87: November 13 – November 19

bearson#5. Bearson Feat. Natalola – One Step At A Time

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Some uplifting dance pop from Bearson starts this week off, along with some gorgeous, funky vocals from Natalola.


fairchild#4. Fairchild – Start Again

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Another brooding rock release from Fairchid. These guys are doing a great job reviving the rock scene of old with neon sounds, soaring guitars and some powerful vocals.


aaron-fontwell#3. Aaron Fontwell – Crystal Coated

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Did I mention reviving sounds of old? This sounds like it’s right out of the early 90s grime scene. Really digging the debut release from Aaron Fontwell. Very interested to see what direction he goes with for his next track.


isabel

#2. Isabel – Stay

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Had a hard time choosing top spot this week. Could easily have been Stay, which is the follow up to the lovely Fences that was released near the beginning of this year. This is some straight-up captivating pop music… something that’d be right at home in a swanky piano bar downtown New York City.


sleigh-bells#1. Sleigh Bells – I Can Only Stare

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I don’t love everything Sleigh Bells creates, but man when I do like their stuff I’m addicted. Their signature “start with loud, powerful vocals then switch to softer, background crooning” gets me every time.