Songs of the Week 201: February 3 – February 9

garcons2#5. Garcons – Pink Dress

The music gods have bestowed upon us 5 weeks worth of tracks, meaning that I’ll be playing catch-up for a good while here. Garcons are one of the acts I’ve been intro’d to in the past month and make some pretty sweet rnb-inspired pop.

foals#4. Foals – Exits

Exits has the type of sound that will remain stuck in your head for weeks after listening.

broods#3. Broods – Dust

Part of the “blame” for my music backlog lands squarely on the shoulders of Broods. Don’t think I’ve been into an album this much since At The Drive In’s Relationship of Command (yeah… it’s been a while).

narou#2. Narou Feat. Hannah Jenkins – Prophecy

With each passing day I find myself loving Prophecy more and more. Something about the hazy vocals of Hannah Jenkins have me.

aldous harding#1. Aldous Harding – Blend

UGH. Blend is a track (from an artist I did not know at the time) that made its way into my ears last year sometime. However, it wasn’t on Soundcloud so I had only saved it in Spotify. Problem here is that I am only a very recent adopter of Spotify as my main source of music. I completely forgot about the track until it came up on my Spotify shuffle playlist a few weeks ago. I’m so thankful it did (my shuffle playlist is now around 1,200 tracks.. so the chances of it popping up randomly wasn’t too high). It’s brilliant. I really have a thing for artists who have the ear and ability to sing a-typical patterns and get themselves out of the standard schemes that 99% of songs use. Another early contender for (my) song of the year in 2019.

Songs of the Week 25: August 30 – September 5

ryder#5. Ryder – Pretty Little Gangster

The debut (I think? remember, I’m lazy…) from Ryder is an easy-on-the-ears pop track with an electro bent. Based on the strength of this debut I expect we’ll see a lot more from Ryder in the future.

skies#4. SKIES – Too Young

There’s a sound that Too Young has – which is prominent in a lot of music I like – but I just can’t put my finger on what exactly it is. Maybe it’s something borne out of their Aussie background (as I tend to like a lot of acts that are coming out of Australia)? Maybe it’s the catchy hooks and poppy-RnB groove? Maybe it’s that falsetto?! Yes, definitely it’s that falsetto.

noreenpure#3. RÜFÜS – You Were Right (Nora En Pure Remix) //

I shocked myself when I dug through my post history to find out that I never posted You Were Right by RÜFÜS. It may be one of those songs that I didn’t really like on first listen and grew on me with time. Regardless, the song gets it’s due now, albeit in the form of a killer remix by Nora En Pure. She’s been on a tear with some amazing remixes, and gives this track a nice tropical vibe. (Don’t forget to check out the original, since I wasn’t hip enough to post it the first time around)

foals#2. Foals – London Thunder

I love me some Foals. This past week (or perhaps the week before) they released their newest album What Went Down, which is well worth a listen. I rarely like full albums (I’m more of a singles-type guy), so the fact that I give a call out to a full album carries some weight (if you happen to even remotely respect my musical opinion). While I loved the whole album, my favorite track (by a mile) is London Thunder. It’s one of those “floater” songs that just … well… floats. I also expect that it’d be an absolutely killer track live.

aviddancer#1. Avid Dancer – I Feel It

OK, get your head out of the gutter. Those are fingers in the wall. FINGERS.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, it’s time for some surf rock! Or at least what I’d lump into surf rock. Usually a song will win my “favourite song of the week” honours by being catchy, and Avid Dancer’s I Feel It is no exception. I mean, how can you not belt out “yeaaah” with him every time the chorus comes around? Also… DAT FADE OUT at the end. Man, no one fade’s out anymore. It’s the best.