Monday, June 26, 2017

Jam of the Day: Grizzly Bear - "Four Cypresses"

Evocative track from Grizzly Bear's upcoming record Painted Ruins. Touching on impermanence and issues as personal as homelessness, and as global as war and refugees, it's a deeply moving and haunting track.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jam of the Day: Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don - "Instruction"

"Bitch, I don't need introduction
Follow my simple instruction
Wind to the left, sway to the right
Drop it down low and take it back high."

Enough said.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Jam of the Day: Ride - "Lannoy Point"

From their first album since 1996, Ride showcase their signature sound (driving basslines, fuzzed out guitars, beautiful harmonies) and spike it with electronic flourishes on lead track "Lannoy Point." While Weather Diaries doesn't reach the highs of Nowhere or Going Blank Again, it is definitely a vast improvement over Tarantula.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jam of the Day: Lorde - "Supercut"

From her brilliant new record Melodrama, Lorde hits it completely out of the park with this soaring track. This is on endless repeat. You can hear it here on Spotify.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jam of the Day: Cymbals - "Decay"

Lead single from Cymbals' sophomore album Light in Your Mind, "Decay" is a haunting rumination on life and death and lingers long in the memory.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jam of the Day: CVRL ft. Karin Park - "Elysian Fields"

Gorgeous electronic pop track from CVRL, featuring the lovely vocals of Karin Park. If you are looking for a Chvrches-esque fix, this will satisfy you.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jam of the Day: SZA - "Prom"

From her amazing new record CTRL, SZA throws down this smooth pop track. You really need to check out the album, as it blurs all the lines between pop, R&B, rock, and electronic music. A true gem.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jam of the Day: Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo - "Know No Better"

People slag Major Lazer all the time, but you know what? They know how to throw down some serious summer jams. Really love this effortlessly catchy track.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jam of the Day: Beach Fossils - "Sugar"

Beach Fossils' new record Somersault is some of the best shimmering guitar pop of this year. What I love about the tracks on this record is that they seem to lock into a groove, but then are constantly changing directions and morphing shape, so that there is always something new to hear when you are listening. "Sugar" is a prime example.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jam of the Day: Active Child - "Cruel World"

A dear friend of mine killed himself this week. It's haunted me because I wish I had at least been able to talk to him and hopefully make him see there is such beauty in this world despite all the pressures we have. The day I found out I heard this new song from Active Child that struck a chord with me.

"I dedicate my life to something richer
And all the things that come
'Cuz that's no price at all
And I know you'll be there
And I want you to know I care because

Keep your head up, hold your head up even though
It's a cruel world."

If you feel you can't go on, please try to reach out to someone, even if they are a stranger. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is at 1-800-273-8255.