Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Jam of the Day: ATTLAS - "Further"

Everyone knows how much music means to me. That such a horrific act of violence occurred at a concert chills me to the bone. My thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims in Manchester. Today's song is a simple, yet gorgeous track that warms my heart and hopefully yours. Peace.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Jam of the Day: Phoenix - "Ti Amo"

This explosive dance track from Phoenix is fast becoming my summer jam. Really excited for their new record coming next month.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jam of the Day: Selena Gomez - "Bad Liar"

Selena Gomez and the sampled bassline from Talking Heads' classic "Psycho Killer," what is not to love. It even has the approval of David Byrne. It's a super cool pop track that is sure to be a massive hit.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jam of the Day: Grizzly Bear - "Mourning Sound"

The second song to be released from Grizzly Bear's upcoming record Painted Ruins, "Mourning Sound" is probably their most straightforward track to date. A driving beat and chugging guitars propel the song forward, punctuated by wonky synths and the dueling vocals of Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jam of the Day: Beacon - "Marion"

The spectral strains of a hammer dulcimer highlight this haunting track from electronic duo Beacon.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jam of the Day: Elohim - "Skinny Legs"

Elohim's self-titled debut album last year was a perfectly good electro-pop album, but was not truly striking. Her new single, the blisteringly dark track "Skinny Legs" shows Elohim finding her own voice, sounding like the love child of Nitzer Ebb, Portishead, and Crystal Castles.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jam of the Day: Little Cub - "Hypnotize"

Pssst! I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Little Cub's debut album Still Life is one of the best records of the year. It was near impossible to put just one of their tracks down here, so you will likely see a few more over the coming months. "Hypnotize" is a good entry point on the record, throwing down a fierce groove as synthesizers swirl around. The best description of the band's is that they sound like the intersection where Blur, Pulp, Wild Beasts, and Pet Shop Boys all meet. Please check them out.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jam of the Day: Exhibitionist - "Hands"

This debut single from Australian musician Exhibitionist, a.k.a. Kirsty Tickle, is a gorgeously moody downtempo track.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Jam of the Day: LCD Soundsystem - "Call the Police"

LCD Soundsystem come roaring back to life with with this blistering track full of signature LCD sounds: chugging bassline, sparkling synths, wailing guitars, and James Murphy's wry vocals.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jam of the Day: Sylvan Esso - "Just Dancing"

From Sylvan Esso's practically perfect second record What Now, "Just Dancing" is one of many amazing dance tracks. I really can't get enough of this record, and I highly recommend you search out its charms.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jam of the Day: Wy - "Bathrooms"

I can't get enough of this moody track from Swedish duo Wy. I guess the best way I can describe this track is that is as if Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain got into an accident with Siouxsie Sioux. It's pretty darn awesome.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cathedrals - "Try to Fight"

Fans of Chvrches will really dig this sparkling, synth driven number from San Francisco duo Cathedrals.

Monday, May 1, 2017