Songs of the Week 74: August 14 – August 20

seeing hands

#5. Seeing Hands – I Knew You

As you’ll soon see, this seems to be the week of summery, airy indie pop. I guess it goes hand in hand with the first real real warm week of weather we’ve had out here on the west coast of Canada. Debut from Seeing Hands is going to have you feeling those wind-in-the-hair, beach-side drives real fast.

oyster kids#4. Oyster Kids – Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)

Next on the docket is some Lighthearted indie pop from Oyster Kids. If this doesn’t have you tapping your foot, you need to rethink your priorities in life.

heartracer#3. Heartracer – Dream Girl

We now transport back to the 80s summer time for some retro-feeling stuff from Heartracer. Was really “well, this is ok” about this track until that guitar riff kicked in around the 1:20 mark. Then they take you on a hyper-driven ride for the last 3 minutes and it’s glorious.

moonzz#2. MOONZz – Every Every

Another one of those tracks where the chorus completely sold me on the song. Has a driving, synth-sounding sound to it, rife with warped vocals and an almost dubstep feel.

taku wafia#1. Ta-Ku & Wafia – Treading Water //

We finish with a delicate and lovely track from beats master himself Ta-Ku, who hooks up with Wafia as part of the (m)edian ep. Not often would I describe a track as “pretty”, but that’s exactly what this is.

Songs of the Week 67: June 26 – July 2

billie ellish#5. Billie Eilish – Six Feet Under

The young lady who took the blogosphere by storm with her track Ocean Eyes returned just over a week ago with another haunting piece. Love the layering of vocals near the end.

shura#4. Shura – Make It Up

Everything Shura releases is fantastic. Sounding almost as if she’s back in the glory days of 90s pop music, Shura’s Make It Up gives us something to dance to this week.

equador#3. Equador – Blood

Love the chorus here, and the slow build throughout the song. There’s a full, anthemic sound to Blood, the first (and only) track I’ve heard from Equador. Hoping to hear more soon as they prep a release of their debut album.

casper & b#2. Casper & B. Feat. Michael Christmas & Marc E. Bassy – Work Hard

It’s always a better week when I come across some new hip hop. Work Hard is not the typical type of hip hop track I like (usually I’m more into chillhop), but this hard-hitting track wins me over with a brilliant pace-changing chorus. God it’s so damn good. The more I listen, the more I like the grimey, dirty, base-driven verses… but man… That flowing chorus is so so nice.

mellowmatics#1. ROMES – Believe (mellowmatics remix) //

Heard this track Sunday evening of last week and almost considered re-writing my last week’s post to add this one in. I love ROMES (who can hold claim to having one of my favorite songs already in Tryna Be), and now mellowmatics flips Believe into a gloriously bouncey dance track.