IN OUR EARS: Songs We Loved This Week
    • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

    • Posted by: Baeble Staff


    Daft Punk - "Around The World / Harder Better Faster Stronger"

    This one brought tears to my eyes. Obviously not because it's a depressing or quietly beautiful song or anything. It's Daft Punk. And it's Daft Punk at their absolute best. Using only Ableton Live to combine the individual samples from each song into a loudly beautiful mix of both of these absolute hits is nothing short of breathtaking. Being familiar with both of these songs pretty intimately, hearing take on this new form was like hearing it again for the first time. And for all the songs on Alive 2007 the audience is just as much a part of the mix, making these songs feel, well, alive. Hearing the audience absolutely go wild at the sound of the vocoder-laden lyric "Around The World" places you right into the beautiful world Daft Punk created with this show. Alive 2017 hopefully?

    The Chain Gang of 1974 - "Sleepwalking"

    Remember that phase that Indie Pop went through from like 2011-2014 where it felt like every song that came out felt like it was a dream world where a bunch of magical Stranger Things-esque kids were standing dramatically on a beach in L.A watching the sunset? I loved that phase. And I love this song.

    Lady Gaga - "John Wayne"

    Lady Gaga is killing it in the marketing department right now. Her performance at the Super Bowl has gotten me doing a lot of research on her music thus far, and I stumbled across this absolutely wild distorted indie-country rock track. If that's even what you can call it. I still haven't figured it out yet, and I love it for that. It's just so weird, and so unlike her other tracks, with her taking on a St. Vincent type drawl on her chorus, and trading in the subtle sexiness of her previous works for just straight-up wildness.


    serpentwithfeet - "blisters"

    I first discovered serpentwithfeet's debut EP blisters last year, since then I have found myself revisiting it time and again. The 6 songs that make up the EP are unlike anything else I've heard before. This project does a great job of toeing the line between love and longing, and this first opening track sets a remarkable tone.

    Arthur Russell - "That's Us/Wild Combination"

    Arthur Russell died in the early 1990's, but he has had a huge influence on the music that has been released in the past 10 years. His strange use of melodies and rhythms were decades ahead of the music industry that he inhabited causing him to be a generally unknown figure. If I have any advice to any music nerd it's to go immerse yourself in his music. His catalogue ranges from folk, to disco, to avant-garde cello pieces, but all of it is worth investigating.

    Blood Orange - "Hands Up"

    I'll admit it: I'm obsessed with Freetown Sound. It's just so good. My favorite track at the moment is "Hands Up." It sounds like a deconstructed pop song from the 1980's in the best kind of way.


    Sampha - "Incomplete Kisses"

    Sampha released his debut full length Process last week and it easily exceed my expectations with its glistening production and overall magical quality. "Incomplete Kisses" is currently one of the hottest tracks for me - when the beat joins in the chorus and when those ANOHNI-inspired synths twinkle all over the sonic space, I get chills.

    Gabriel Garzon-Montano - "Crawl"

    I actually don't know too much about this artist. My friend recommended this record to me - I'm finally getting around to it and it's fantastic. It's slightly sparse, soulful, and jazzy... Super fresh and easy to listen to. Can't wait to learn more about Gabriel.

    Coldplay - "Magic"

    My roommates and I have this ongoing joke where we all really love Coldplay and we're going to start a Coldplay cover band someday. The thing is, they all want me to listen to Parachutes, which is obviously a high school classic... But they refuse to believe me when I say Ghost Stories is low key where it's really at. Now I'm pissed off and enjoying the REAL good Coldplay album by myself. Come back to Chris, Gwyneth. He wrote an entire album for you.


    Milky Chance - "Doing Good"

    I can't get enough of Milky Chance's new songs and I can't wait for the album to come out on March 17th. This song makes me extremely happy and it's catchy as hell. And the video is equally as amazing and made me incredibly homesick because it's filmed in San Francisco. I just love them so much.

    Sampha - "No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)"

    This song brings literal tears to my eyes. It's the most beautiful song and has such a powerful story behind it. It's a song about Sampha's instrument of choice and how he grew up playing the piano in his mother's South London home. I could listen to this song all day.

    Alt-J - "Tessallate"

    I had to listen to this song this week because it brings back so many memories from to 2012. Listening to this song reminds me how good that year was. It's such a chill and innovative song from their An Awesome Wave album.

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