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 98: January 29 – February 4

george-ogilvie#5. George Ogilvie – Foreign Hands

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Sometimes listening to certain artists makes me really wish I was more musically inclined. Foreign Hands is the type of song that would be an absolute joy to play – just you, a guitar and some sweet sweet melodies.


pvris#4. PVRIS – You and I

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This song brings me back to my (somewhat regretful) punk/emo phase of high school. Powerful vocals and a great hook really go a long way.


geovarn#3. Geovarn – Warming Up

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Really digging the new track from Geovarn. Much more RnBesque than his earlier stuff… and well… I’ll never not give some smooth RnB a chance.


james-gillespie#2. James Gillespie – What You Do

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Soulful and powerful. Great use of silence and minimalistic sounds. Also really love the big, banging drums.


kevin-garrett#1. Kevin Garrett – Little Bit of You

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It’s apparently been a week of soulful folk rock along the lines of Chet Faker, Ben Howard etc.. Kevin Garrett’s gorgeous Little Bit of You is my favorite of the bunch. It has a bit more depth, a bit more variety and makes me just a bit more sad than the previous folkie-tracks.