Superorganism – Everybody Wants To Be Famous Will be seeing this band when they come to DC! 🙂
Lil’ Wayne – Big Bad Wolf This is the Wayne I missed.
Jack Harlow – Dark Knight You’re on my radar now…
Winona Forever – Heads or Tails This song makes me :)))
T-Pain – May I
I didn’t give his most recent a thorough enough listen when I’ve enjoyed the singles I’ve heard. OOPS.
UZA&SHANE – 아른 (Wave) I’m always discovering great music from Korea. Here’s another one.
Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die I’m not familiar at all with Dawes’ music and this song came out in 2016, but this song seemed very fitting for my mood earlier this month.
Stick Figgas – Hiram I’ve enjoying the live instrumentation on their follow-up album to their debut released back in….2007?? They even redid a couple of songs from their first album and it sounds great with a backing band.
Thunderpussy – Torpedo Love Okay, I never heard this band before, but that’s an interesting name. This is a slow burner but the patience to reach the song’s climax is all worth it. I think this is my most favorite song this month.
Each month, I plan to post tracks – mostly recently discovered songs/artists – that received a lot of plays from me. Here’s January!
Sun Airway – All In This is currently my “it’s 3AM and I have insomnia” track.
All in good faith, all in good time.
Yellow Days – Gap In The Clouds One of the Atlanta promos used this song. Turns out this dude is noooice. Atlanta Season 2 premiers on March 1!
Rina Sawayama – Cyber Stockholm Syndrome TAKE ME BACK TO THE 90S, RINA! Check out the entire EP!
James Blake – Vincent (Don Mclean cover) ❤ ❤ ❤
Eminem (feat. 2 Chainz & Phresher) – Chloraseptic (Remix) Ugh, why you gotta tease us like this? I know the ‘old’ you ain’t ever coming back.
Sufjan Stevens – Visions of Gideon The feels from the final scene in Call Me By Your Name.
Ciudad – Caught Me At The Worst Time
Whenever I listen to Ciudad, I’m taken back to my high school days…
YEAR OF THE OX – A-Zn FOODS This duo is dropping music that makes me reminisce the early 2000s when I’d often discover creative tracks like these.
Max Javelino – Dagat
Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B) – Finesse Remix If I needed a song to pick me up, I listened to this.
Apekz ft. Mikerapphone & Abra – Peque YOOO, where does Mikerapphone lurk all these years??? He will randomly pop up on someone’s track and then disappear again. I remember following his Blogspot way back when.
DECADENT – A I discovered this band last summer but their music wasn’t on American Spotify. However, I checked again this month and their EP is finally available! This is my favorite track, probably because it’s in English. But the vocalist is AMAZING. Listen to the whole track, you’ll thank me later.
Typhoon – Empiricist
If you appreciate a well-constructed concept album, look no further at Typhoon’s Offerings, their first LP release since 2013. It’s only January, but my gaaaawd, this is undoubtedly going to be in my Top 5 favorite albums this year. The freakin’ imagery and references Kyle Morton makes. if Beyonce and Jay-Z can make music videos for every single song on their albums, can’t we have a film for this one? I can’t remember feeling this sort of way listening to an album since Arcade Fire’s Funeral; however, this album is darker, claustrophobic, chilling, just eerily beautiful.
I don’t even know which one track I want to share. I’d rather you listen to the entire album. But, be warned, this is not a casual listen.Hmm…here’s Empiricist, an epic track, clocking in at 8:35. At one point of the song, I wanted Pusha T to surprise me with a quick 8 bars, Runaway-style. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM LIVE!
One day your children find you, locked in the bathroom,
Staring in horror at the reflection of your face And you say you’re sorry to the guests at your party But you can’t help wonder, who is this person you celebrate?
And so the light fades It’s still your birthday So blow out your past lives like they’re candles on the cake
Ever since hearing Haim’s freshman album, I’ve been noticing a trend in indie/pop music. It is sounding a lot more 80’s–and it’s great! It became more evident when modern pop princess Taylor Swift released her first solo-pop album, 1989, where some of the songs are appropriately 80’s sounding.
Anyway, since then I’ve been on a hunt for new 80’s sounding songs because I have been listening to 80s music nonstop for years now and I’ve overused my 80’s pop playlists. I just wasn’t sure how to look for modern 80’s sounding music and what to type in Google… until this Vox video came along.
The more you know…
THE GATED REVERB!
And suddenly, everything makes sense! All of these songs I totally jam to and make me happy all have the reverb (and goddamn, we have Phil Collins to thank for it). That snappy snare drum is one of the most defining 80’s sound and I am all over it and so glad it’s back.
If you aren’t familiar with the new(-ish) Vox series, get on it because it’s great. I believe it started from deep-dives into rap trends and it is so interesting! At the end of this episode, they provided a great Spotify playlist of both old and new songs with gated reverb. But because I’m excited about this, I’m here to add some more of my personal favorites.
Only When You Leave by Spandau Ballet
Gold by Spandau Ballet
Don’t You Want Me by Human League
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
Love Somebody by St. Lucia
Falling, The Wire, If I Could Change Your Mind, and Don’t Save Me by Haim
I stumbled upon this song with Youtube playing songs randomly and I’m glad I found it! The song is mostly in Korean but, wow, WOW! Would this song be classified as Shoegaze?
Whatever…I love this song so much…