Every time I write one of these lists I always tell myself that’ll make it a weekly thing. But as it is usually the case that never goes as plan. Instead you’ll get them every couple of weeks and to be fair, I haven’t heard that much new music that deserves mentioning. That’ll definitely change in a couple of weeks with Metric and Fiona Apple releasing their new albums. But for now, here’s the 10 songs that I believe deserve your undivided attention:
10. Beach by West Indian Girl.
Summer is finally here and with all the joy, fun, sun and relaxation that brings.
9. Myth by Beach House.
To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what’s happening in this song. All I know is that I’m constantly playing it at work and it just fits with whatever I’m doing. It’s soothing, energetic and cool.
8. Sail by Awolnation.
One of the reasons why I continually watch So You Think You Can Dance is because these dancers always introduce me to new awesome and obscure music. Most of their song selections are so spectacular that besides being in total awe of people’s dancing, I just feel an overwhelming need to become their friends. This song by itself is cool but go watch it alongside the guy dancing, it will blow you away.
7. Automatic Systematic Habit by Garbage.
Garbage is one of those bands whose songs I like, but I am not a die hard fan by any means. Them making new music isn’t a totally eventful prospect, but after listening to this song I’m going to have to reexamine my feelings towards them. Their new album is Not Your Kind of People is fucking awesome and this intro track is adrenaline pumping brilliantly relentless song that get you high, drunk and jizz.
6. This Ain’t The Way To Live by Funki Porcini.
Another show continues to be one of the greatest sources for new music for me is Misfits. Whoever makes the song selections for the show is a genius and this song right here is a perfect example of that. Used during a moment of inner turmoil in of the episodes, This Ain’t The Way To Live is a haunting instrumental track that as mesmerizing as it is memorable.
5. Just A Touch by AlunaGeorge.
Besides being my current obsession, AlunaGeorge is the type of band that needs to be on everyone’s radar. Their style of pop is not only fresh and awesome, but after the first listen you’ll feel an overwhelming desire to listen to them over and over again. I recommend downloading their fantastic EP You Know You Like It.
4. The Here and After by Jun Miyake.
Perfection. Nothing more.
3. I Follow Rivers by Lykke Li.
Ever since Youth Novel I’ve been in love with Lykke Li and if you still haven’t checked out her excellent album Wounded Rhymes you should be ashamed of yourselves. Almost every song in it is spectacular, thoughtful and interesting but as a starting point I Follow Rivers is perfect.
2. Rize of the Phoenix by Tenacious D.
Not many people liked The Pick of Destiny and while I didn’t enjoy all the songs, the ones I did I loved. Rize of the Phoenix has everything that makes Tenacious D a constantly enjoyable and awesome band: self-mockery, insane guitar riffs, randomness and Jack Black’s badass vocals. Plus it is insanely addictive and much like the rest of their new album, an instant win.
1. The Rains of CastAmere by The National.
For those unfamiliar with Game of Thrones, I am afraid this song will not affect you as much. But nevertheless, the son carries with it a strong and brooding vibe that will haunt you for days and days. For those who already heard it during the credits of Black Water, I am sure you still can’t get enough of it. It’s such an amazingly powerful song with so many meaning attached to it, I fucking love it.
As always, thank you for reading. Here’s the link for the entire list.
Hope you enjoy them!