Songs of the Week 208: March 24 – March 30

madison paris#5. Madison Paris Feat. Bobii Lewis – Triple

With each passing year I can feel my age in the new sounds that are making waves in the music world. Songs that speak to the university age, like Madison Paris’ Triple. Even the idea of a triple makes me worried for how I’ll feel the next day. Ah, the wonders of aging. Oh yea, killer track tho.

flor#4. Flor – Slow Motion

Flor are another one of my favs that are incredibly consistent with quality releases. Going to keep my eyes peeled for the next time they’re in town, as I can imagine their shows are a blast.

two door cinema club#3. Two Door Cinema Club – Talk

TDCC are like the mature version of Flor. Been around longer, had some time to become a bit more established, but play the same sort of up tempo, fun, dance-party type rock. I’ve been lucky enough to catch TDCC once live and it still ranks amongst the best shows I’ve ever been to. Can’t wait for their new album (at least I assume they have a new album coming seeing as Talk is a fresh single).

logic#2. Logic – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Had my spin with Logic a couple years ago during his Young Sinatra days. Caught this out of nowhere and so glad I did. Such a smart, catchy and skilled hip hop track.

jungle#1. Jungle – Casio

I’m still on a high from the Jungle show I went to three or four weeks ago now. It was easily in the top 3 shows I’ve ever been to… and definitely has moments where I think it was the best. I was always a huge fan, but seeing them live had me “re-discovering” so many tracks that I then fell in love with all over again. Casio is one that I really should have featured already. With each month I feel like the Jungle crew are gaining steam and recognition. Wouldn’t be shocked to see them completely blow up in the next year. For Ever is a masterpiece of an album.

Songs of the Week 114: May 21 – May 27

lover#5. Lover – Nautica

Another up-and-coming artist whose sound belies his experience. Unless Lover has been making sounds under another moniker, he only has a couple songs to his credit and both are hauntingly gorgeous (as well as a pretty great cover of a Banks track).

farr#4. Farr – Blades

So glad the drop on this one didn’t lead to some dubstep. I mean it’s got a time and place, but frankly it’s refreshing to hear a build up that doesn’t crash down into a mess of sounds. Instead, we are treated to some deep vocals and a bit of a soul-funk sound.

flor#3. Flor – Guarded

Really enjoyed Flor’s debut album. In fact, I just enjoy them, period. They remind me a lot of early Two Door Cinema Club … not necessarily in sound but in style. It’s happy, fun music with some vocals that make an impression on you, but don’t steal the thunder of the music.

sound-of-arrows-2015#2. The Sound of Arrows – Beautiful Life

LOVE me song strings. Boy is this song pretty or what. The first track of what I expect will be their second album gives me some major Robbie Williams Millenium vibes.

snoopdogg759#1. Snoop Dogg Feat. October London – Go On

Did you know Snoop released a new album? Hell, did you even know he was working on a new album? I sure as hell didn’t, and then Go On graced my ears and brought me back 20 years. This is vintage Gin & Juice Snoop… but as good as his flow is I think October London steals the show. His chorus is sexy as hell. This track is also screaming for a remix/cover by Justin Timberlake.