Monday, July 31, 2017

Jam of the Day: Purity Ring - "Asido"

In honor of the fifth anniversary of their debut record Shrines, Purity Ring release this new track "Asido." It's a gorgeous song that finds them moving into more subtle territory.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jam of the Day: Plaitum - "Ovation"

Dark and dramatic electronic track from up and coming UK duo Plaitum, which echoes the dense work of bands like Purity Ring and Crystal Castles. It is off their debut album Constraint, and it's a killer record.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jam of the Day: Charli XCX - "Boys"

Yesterday was a bit of a heavy day, and while I am not forgetting what's going on in this country, sometimes you need to take a minute for some pure joy. "Boys" from Charli XCX is simply a wonderful pop song and makes me smile, and the video is super cute too. Take three minutes to just chill and dream about boys.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cloud - "Foliage"

Bristol singer Claudia Cross, who goes by the name Cloud, releases this meditative track that is perfect for a sleepy morning.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jam of the Day: Blue Hawaii - "No One Like You"

Blue Hawaii, the collaboration between Raphaelle Standell of Braids and Alex Kerby, usually create icy, detached experimental synth pop. "No One Like You," from their upcoming record Tenderness is a 180° turn, luxuriating in a slinky, disco-ey vibe, complete with warm analog synth squeltches and swirling strings. It's a wonderfully surprising song.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jam of the Day: The War on Drugs - "Strangest Thing"

I think this song is a perfect definition of the word epic. Building from an almost muted beginning, and ending up in a maelstrom of stadium ready guitars and swirling synths, "Strangest Things" is one of the best songs The War on Drugs has ever done.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jam of the Day: Lana Del Rey ft. A$AP Rocky & Palyboi Carti - "Summer Bummer"

Sort of the anti-summer jam song, Lana Del Rey's moody "Summer Bummer" is a somber, melodramatic track that is still pretty irresistible.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jam of the Day: Rostam - "Bike Dream"

Bittersweet track about unrequited love, Rostam's "Bike Dream" is wondrously queer amid its thunderous drums and swirling cellos and synths. I eagerly anticipate the former Vampire Weekend's debut record Half Light.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jam of the Day: Mount Kimbie ft. King Krule - "Blue Train Lines"

I never would have imagined Mount Kimbie moving into a post-punk direction, however, it amazingly works well. Very well. This blistering track off their upcoming record Love What Survives jettisons their post-dubstep past, and opens the door wide to new sounds and experiments. Should be a fascinating record.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jam of the Day: Allie X - "Old Habits Die Hard"

Fans of Robyn and Chvrches will love Allie X. Her latest record Collxtion II is a fun synthpop record, and single "Old Habits Die Hard" is a good way to fall under her spell.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jam of the Day: Broken Social Scene - "Vanity Pail Kids"

This song from Broken Social Scene's new album Hug of Thunder almost has too much going on but, in true BSS fashion, they are able to keep all its elements in check. That killer chorus though; so good.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Jam of the Day: HAIM - "Walking Away"

HAIM's new record Something to Tell You is one of the best pop records of the year. "Walking Away" is a bit of an anomaly, as it leans towards a more future R&B sound, but it still captures the essence of their great songwriting and rapport as musicians.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jam of the Day: Coldplay - "A L I E N S"

Is it too much to ask that Coldplay only ever work with Brian Eno? They truly are meant to collaborate together. "A L I E N S" is not only one of their best songs in years, it is one of their best songs ever.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Jam of the Day: The National - "Guilty Party"

From their upcoming album Sleep Well Beast, The National release their second single "Guilty Party." It's a haunting meditation on a marriage falling apart for no reason. It's a delicate track that starts with glitchy Radiohead-esque electronics and percussion that slowly builds with layers upon layers of keyboards, guitars, and strings. Gorgeous.