My girlfriend and I had a music night the other day and this is one of the songs she played. I like it when you listen to a song and immediately think, I want to hear that again. You know that something is really going right. I think Grimes is this generations answer to Björk, she has the same kind of strange experimental music, slightly otherworldly vocals, and seems to just operate on a different level to most other musicians. And she’s a bit weird too. For example she has a new album coming out in Feb next year (Miss_Anthropocene) which is about a demon that lives in space and loves the thought of an apocalypse… Yeah, ok. This track is one of the singles she’s recently dropped, and I’ve really enjoyed it’s ethereal nature. I think I prefer the edited version but can’t seem to find that one on youtube, so here’s the full length. Do yourself a favour and play it but don’t watch the visualiser.
Grimes – So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth
Today we have a song from the Danish band Lowly‘s new album Heba. They’ve struck a pleasant balance of dreamy upbeat indie rock, which has a bit of a dark edge to its lyrics. Yay! This is reminding me somewhat of Warpaint‘s self titled album, while the vocals give me flashes of Edie Brickell. All things good.
Lowly – Deer Eyes
I’ve decided the best way of coming up with titles for my posts is to pilfer words from the clutter on my desk. Let’s see how that goes. In other news, here is a song that I should have put up yesterday but completely forgot about. My bad. This is off SOHN‘s latest album Rennen. It’s got the feels! It’s a nice uncluttered sound – simple drum beats, a bit of keyboard with occasional electronic flourishes, and understated vocals. What’s not to like?
SOHN – Signal
This song is giving me flashes of a whole bunch of different artists and it’s bugging the crap out of me, maybe a bit of a Nick Murphy crossed with Arthur Russell vibe? Yeh that’s pretty obscure… I don’t know James Vincent McMorrow but this is a pretty nice track I gotta say. Off his 2016 album, We Move.
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water
Yeah I got a bit slack yesterday. Here’s the tune that I should have put up, rather reminiscent of Warpaint‘s self titled with it’s nice dreamy vibe. From the 2013 album Shulamith.
Poliça – Matty
Here’s something to mildly counteract the tone of yesterdays song (and potentially tomorrow’s one too… he says with ominous overtones). It’s pretty cheery and got a nice upbeat… ummm… beat to it. Yes. At some point in the near future I’ll try pop up a song off their latest album. But until then, this is off of 2013’s album Ultramarine.
Young Galaxy – What We Want
Here’s some somnabulistic music to round out the week. Pretty chill stuff.
Corbu – Through Emptiness
I’d been assuming that this was a one man band and for some reason I had ‘him’ pegged as electronic, so I was slightly surprised to find out that it’s a 3 piece from Sweden and their music is actually more Indie Pop. Egg on my face. Damn I gotta admit this is a catchy tune. Those Swedes know how to do catchy! This song is off of the latest album, III.
Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
I must admit this tune seems to get a little inside ones brain. It is surprisingly catchy, the guys voice is a little on the unusual side but once you get used to it, there’s a lot of intriguing nuances and odd noises going on. Good for a listen on the old headphones.
When Saints Go Machine – Church And Law
Here’s a snappy upbeat tune by a 2-piece group from Vancouver. Catchy stuff!
Rococode – A Diamond