Streets of Laredo - "Silly Bones"
If you're into Foster The People or Grouplove, you would like Streets of Laredo. This song is a bit silly and that's why I love it. Sometimes you just gotta shake your booty to a catchy song about silly bones...
ROZES and Cash Cash - "Matches"
Ah, these two artists just put out such a perfect pop song... Insanely powerful vocals from Rozes, a euphoric breakdown, and still a whole lot of emotion lying beneath it all. It's a perfect song for the weekend.
Baths - "Miasma Sky"
I caught Baths last night at House of Yes here in Brooklyn and he opened with this song, AKA my favorite Baths song. Did he do that just for me? Of course, duh. Plus, it's raining over on the east coast today and I always feel compelled to break out Obsidian when the weather turns to shit.
Betty Who - "I Love You Always Forever"
Betty Who dropped her latest album, The Valley just last week, and this is one of the singles off of it. It's such a gorgeous ethereal pop song. The harmonies even channel some Imogen Heap vibes at times.
Charlotte OC - "Running Back To You"
Speaking of another awesome lady with new music - Charlotte OC just dropped her debut LP Careless People TODAY. This track is smooth, majestic, and dare I even say a little funky? I'm vibin'.
Pool Cosby - "Little Do They Know"
This Brooklyn-based trio blends the sound of electronic with jazz, hip-hop and pop to create extremely atmospheric, lounge-y vibes. For "Little Do They Know," they brought in another Brooklynite, Adrianne Lenker, and give her voice a little playful twist - it reminds me a little of CocoRosie. I can see this song being ideal for those rooftop sunsets in the summer.
Empress Of - "Woman Is a Word"
Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, embodies such an powering spirit in all of her songs. "Woman Is a Word" is about the objectification of women and it's a big "fuck you" to anyone who writes women off as only a physical being. It's an upbeat, catchy synth-pop track and it's one of the many Empress Of songs I can listen to over and over.
Oh Wonder - "Ultralife"
As much as I loved Oh Wonder's debut self-titled album, it's so refreshing to see the alt-pop duo come back with a bang with this new song. It's a cheery, celebratory song and they've definitely taken their sound up a few notches.
Tei Shi - "Lift Me"
I've been looking forward to Crawl Space for what feels like forever now and I'm so happy it's finally here because it's GREAT. I love albums that are full of so many incredible songs that it's hard to pick a favorite. But, this week, I'm really feelin' "Lift Me" because it's a bass-heavy R&B-electro song with funky guitar strings and Tei Shi has such crazy range (that piercing falsetto!).
The Lemon Twigs - "These Words"
The Lemon Twigs are one of my favorites to listen to while cleaning. The Long Island brothers, Michael and Brian D'Addario, are recent high school graduates but they have a sound that channels the baroque rock of the 60s and their sound reminds me of The Beatles, at times. This song is so much fun - it starts out with a piano ballad that picks up about mid-way through the song and the end is all over the place, in the best way.