#5. Horrorshow – The Headline
Yea I could have posted this last week instead, but you gotta make sure to keep a good thing going right? There are a ton of tracks I could have featured after stumbling upon Horroshow, but The Headline (along with Eat The Cake from last week) are definitely the cream of the crop in my humble opinion.
#4. Saint Sister – Causing Trouble
This is one of those weeks where every track is equally the #1 track of the week as well as the #5 track of the week (so either super strong across the board or just nothing stuck out as mind-blowing amazing… take your pick). Saint Sister’s newest represents that idea of “yea, this is nice” so well – it doesn’t do anything to really blow you away but at the same time it’s so very pleasant to listen to. Oddly enough, reminds me a bit of Zero 7 and would feel right at home on the Garden State soundtrack.
#3. Floco Torres – You!
I don’t know if I can express through words on a blog just how much I love the candid feel to the opening of Floco Torres’ You!’. It’s both adorable and clever. The entire track is a real gentle hip hop track – one that you’d feel ok playing in front of your mom at the family BBQ.
#2. The Him Feat. Cub Rayan – Secrets
I didn’t quite realize how much I loved this song until it came up on a playlist at the beach volleyball league I play in. It’s such a perfect beach/summer anthem track. Cub Rayan really nails it with the chorus.
#1. Gems – You In My Dream Pt. 1
Ho hum – just another beautifully haunting track from Gems. Love everything here, and super pumped for their Every Full Moon series that they’ve been running this past year. So much good music, not enough time.
#5. mylko – Animal
Getting major Animal Collective My Girls vibes here. Fuzzy, somewhat shoegazey rock that takes you on a bit of a non-LSD-induced trip.
#4. Tender – Belong
I haven’t quiet figured this one out yet. I know I like it. I just don’t know why or how much. There’s definitely something there though that draws me into hitting play over and over. Might be the first song I’ve ever considered describing as “intriguing”.
#3. Jojee – Claim
Little more on the catchy side of things with Jojee’s Claim for #3 on the list this week. I’ve come to accept that along with warped vocals, I also love me some good repetition…which we have in spades here with that rockin bridge and addictive chorus.
#2. GEMS – Heartbreaker
Gems released their debut album relatively recently (Kill The One You Love), and one of my favourite previously unreleased songs from that album was the brooding Heartbreaker. Totally digging the contrast between the heavy chorus and the 180 spin back into the soft verse. I tend to overdo my love for AQUILO & R I T U A L, but looking back at the past year I’ve kinda realized just how kickass Gems have been. If you at all are digging Heartbreaker, no doubts you’d enjoy a good chunk of their album. One of those bands with a real consistent sound.
#1. AQUILO – Never Seen You Get So Low
It’s AQUILO. I’ve shared enough words of love for them by now that nothing else I could say would do this song justice.