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The Districts - "Salt"
Philly-based band The Districts just dropped their new LP, Popular Manipulations,
and I've already listened to it twice this morning. I love that they're back with the gritty vocals, fuzzed out guitars, poetic lyrics, and nostalgic moods that originally made me fall in love with them.
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Gimmie Love"
You know Carly Rae Jepsen dropped a fantastic pop album when, two years later, it's still
on repeat. These tracks are so fresh and cathartic, I'm pretty sure they could never grow old. "Gimmie Love," with its pulsating bass and sensual, love-infested lyrics, will always be a favorite.
Grace Mitchell - "Capital Letters"
Man, I'm just waiting for the day that Grace Mitchell becomes huge. Her musical output has been consistently solid and her voice is unlike any other. Loving one of her latest singles "Capital Letters," right now. It's fast-paced and tight, with equal parts surfy guitars and danceable bass riffs. Simply put, it never fails to get me pumped up.
Pissed Jeans - "The Bar Is Low"
From its guitar riff to its equally catchy melody, this track from the Sub Pop punk rockers, well, rocks. If this had been about fifteen years ago, there's a 100% chance it would've been featured on a Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack.
Danny Brown - "Break It (Go)"
Just another stupid fun banger from Danny. It occurs during the second half of Danny's Old
album, where track after track smashes EDM and hip-hop together. It bangs.
Sun Kil Moon - "I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same"
Starting off with a nostalgic reflection of when he saw the famous concert film, Mark Kozelek digs into his past, revealing how he once punched a kid in at the school playground, how thankful he is for the man that signed him in the nineties, and how he cannot "escape melancholy."
Queens of The Stone Age - "The Evil Has Landed"
This only just came out yesterday, but I've been listening to on repeat it like crazy. Can't wait for Villains
Tom Waits - "Martha"
The best song from Waits' debut. It's a fantastic love story, a total tearjerker, and a sign of the songwriting greatness that was to come.
Grimes - "Realiti"
This is the song that got me into Grimes. I just love her performance, and of course the production is typically awesome.
David Bowie - "Moonage Daydream"
This song is such a classic, it's prime Bowie. I never ever ever get tired of listening to this.
Courtney Barnett - "Aqua Profunda!"
This is song is just so much fun to listen to. It's such an upbeat melody but the lyrics are kind of dark, and I love the way it tells an entire story in exactly two minutes.
Paramore - "Idle Worship"
This song gives a cool insight into how artist feels being put up on a pedestal by so many people: their fans, their label, etc. The line "Your savior doesn't look a thing like me" gets me every time.
Dirty Projectors - "Cool Your Heart"
This song just got a remix so now I've been listening to both the original and the remix version. It's cool to see how versatile they can be.
Tyler the Creator - "Where This Flower Blooms"
Ever since this album came out I've been adding songs to my library little by little, and this is the one I've been feeling lately. Like a lot of the songs on the album, it isn't as intense as some of Tyler's former music. And to make it even better, it happens to feature the one and only Frank Ocean.
Sky Ferreira - "Easy"
Sky Ferreira's stripped down version of this song by The Commodores is so beautiful.