You would be hard pressed to find a catchier song than “Song to Cheer You Up” released so far this year from any artist. Spring is just around the corner and if you find yourself not wanting to wait any longer, throw this song on.
The guitar hook matched with the synths and the dreamy vocals make for an incredibly pretty song. Puro Instinct were smart to title it “Silky Eyes”, the word silky perfectly describes this absorbing track.
This song, vintage Strokes, recalls the days of their debut album, an undisputed masterpiece. Casablanca's vocals sound as nasally as ever, Albert Hammond, Jr.’s guitar riff exhibits outrageous accessibility, and the band even vocally harmonizes. The Strokes, ladies and gentlemen, return in full force.
With a whistling melody that puts “Young Folks’” to shame, and a clever rhyming scheme over the gritty acoustic guitar, you get the feel of listening to a talented street performer. A song that you could easily imagine a music video for.
Frantic arpeggiation and eclectic percussion, lush vocal harmonies and sheets of guitar feedback, this distinct mix of styles makes “Don’t Stop” an unforgettable track, worthy of repeat after repeat.
Oh my, what an odd track. Brilliantly constructed, but strange indeed. Final Fantasy’s minimalist approach along with the subtle piano and layered vocals result in an overall fulfilling and rewarding experience. Enjoy the social commentary throughout.
The lyrical sheet for “Colorado” only contains twenty words. Grizzly bear, with sparse instrumentation and ghostly vocals, make a compelling meditative tune focused on one of Americas most unique locations.
Love or hate him, Nathan Williams is making exceptionally original music. The new free single, “Horse Shoes”, sounds nothing like his previous work. Dare I say, it is Wavves leaving their comfortable noise genre and entering into pop music terrain. Bravo.
The dramatic bollywood string samples and vibrato heavy 50’s style vocals give this summery Moby-esque track some real character. Think if Cassius just chilled out in Hawaii for a few months...this is what would come out.
Sure it sounds like a kids’ song, but it’s not, I tell you! With Indie music as it is these days, I don’t know anymore! Judge it for yourself.