Songs of the Week 237: September 13 – September 19

gold spectacles#5. Gold Spectacles – Stranger Than You

soundcloud.com/goldspectacles

Snappy indie pop from Gold Spectacles.


altopalo#4. Altopalo – Letdown

soundcloud.com/altopalomusic

One of the coolest band names you’ll hear also makes some really cool yet unusual music. Letdown is no different.


the new pornographers#3. The New Pornographers – Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile

soundcloud.com/the-new-pornographers

As much as I love bands that can kill it at a whole range of different sounds, I also really appreciate bands who have an instantly recongizable sound that never truly gets old. Within seconds of the vocals from Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile, anyone who has ever been into the New Pornographers before instantly knew who this was.


iamnotshane#2. iamnotshane – Afterlife

soundcloud.com/iamnotshane

One of those tracks that is just SO COOL. I want to be this song.


marc e bassy#1. Marc E. Bassy – Save Me

soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy

Can’t stop myself from listening to this again, and again, and again. Love a good bedroom jam.

Songs of the Week 67: June 26 – July 2

billie ellish#5. Billie Eilish – Six Feet Under

soundcloud.com/billieeilish

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

soundcloud.com/shura

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

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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

soundcloud.com/casperxb

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)

soundcloud.com/mellowmatics // soundcloud.com/romesband

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.