IN OUR EARS: Songs We Loved This Week
  • FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

  • Posted by: Baeble Staff



KIRSTEN'S PICKS

Rooney - "My Heart Beats 4 U"
Anyone could easily mistake this track for old school Weezer, and that's why I love it. Rooney is bringing back 90's vibes that make us feel nostalgic but also get us excited for what direction music will take in the future.

The 1975 - "Somebody Else"
This track has been on repeat lately and I'm still not tired of it. The emotional lyrics combined with the arpeggiated synth in the hook are a killer combination that you won't be able to get out of your head.

Tor Miller - "Baby Blue"
After seeing Tor Miller perform this song live for several months, he has finally released the official studio version. The melody perfectly showcases his powerful set of pipes and will sweep you off your feet.

DAVID P'S PICKS

Brett Dennen - "Bonfire"
The Californian songwriter released his new album Por Favor today, and it's the perfect, laid back summer primer. Brett swung by Baeble this week, bringing a trio of songs ("Bonfire" among them) from the album. Dennen warned us not to fall too hard for the carefree vibes of his new material...behind it are some of Dennen's most heartfelt, profound lyrics to date.

The Walkmen - "Ripple"
The never resting Dessner Brothers (of The National) released their epic Day of The Dead tribute today, and its a doozy. 3 CDs, 5 and a half hours...great freakin' bands (The War On Drugs, Jim James, The National, Tallest Man on Earth, Mumford and Sons...it goes on and on). We haven't exactly swan dived into all five and a half hours yet (dilemma...what do you do when all your favorite bands get together to celebrate a band you really don't give two shits about? I guess you listen anyway...), but The Walkmen's slightly New Orleans-vibing take on "Ripple" is hitting the ears just right.

Hey Marseilles - "West Coast"
"West Coast" is just about the perfect title to put on this standout from Hey Marseilles' excellent new self-titled album. This is Pacific NW indie rock of the finest order...the chirpy guitars, the wounded longing in the vocal melodies, and pocket orchestrations...there is a romance to this type of thing and we fall for it every time. Keep an eye on the site in the next few weeks as we premiere a concert video we recently shot with the band down in Austin.

DAVID M'S PICKS

Panama Wedding "Easy Lover"
Redoing the recently departed Phillip Bailey and Phil Collins monster hit from the '80s, this track hit my playlist last night and gave me a moment. These guys make this song their own and do it justice.

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt "Shame"
This brother and sister duo managed to slot in 120 tour stops last year while maintaining a full course load at college. Huge amazing voice and great guitar work from this band.

LEA'S PICKS

Ariana Grande- "Dangerous Woman"
Screw a guilty pleasure, there is no such thing or shame in loving a song that is absolute FIRE. Though I don't particularly care for Ariana's history of verbally abusing shop clerks and spitting on pastries like a drunken freebooter, this song is a god damn pop miracle.

Lou Doillon- "Same Old Game"
I've only recently been introduced to Doillon, but loved her vocal style, which is remindful of the great Joni Mitchell. Although I love her entire catalog, I am especially partial to this song. Maybe that's because of Doillon's ethereal melodies and elusively cerebral lyrics...or maybe it's because of my strict propensity for amassing a heaping pile of sad boys with abandonment issues...Who knows?

Brand New- "I Am A Nightmare"
Finally! A new track from Brand New who are still great as ever on this one.

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