Sometimes there are those songs, where as soon as they're finished, they demand a rewind. "Ular Tanah" isn't one of them. This song requires more thought than just pushing a button. That's why I've created a 100-song-deep playlist of just "Ular Tanah."
I figured that way there's less work to do to get the desired amount of listens of this exquisite track.
You can thank me later.
Really enjoying Gus Dapperton's lean towards R&B on his latest release. I did miss the momentary breakouts into raspy and guttural belts of emotion though, but I like the new direction. He seems really at ease on this song. Also enjoying the soft and minimal production.
The video for "My Favorite Fish" dropped last week. This is the second single off Dapperton's recently announced debut album Where Polly People Go To Read, which is due on April 19th via AWAL.
Gus Dapperton first came onto my radar in 2017 when I heard "Im Just Snacking" soon after it dropped. I kept a close ear and eye on him and thoroughly enjoyed his early stuff. He has been an exciting new artist to discover and I had confidence back then that this eccentric pop star would go far. Still do.
Gus Dapperton - My Favorite Fish (Audio) - YouTube
The Parrots released their new single "Cigarrette Burns" in late January, functioning as a fresh and up beat come back to 2016's Los Niños Sin Miedo.
The Elvis Costello-esque guitar riff propels the track forward in a winding and vibrant manner. Eventually, giving way to an energetic feel good chorus, the verse has an infectious energy that just seems to skip along. The addictive bass line complements the guitar work, adding a unique offset groove to the track, enhancing the upbeat vibes.
This simple three minute piece of bouncy indie rock is perfect for the much anticipated arrival of summer sunshine and, fingers crossed, a new album from The Parrots.
The name of this track is appropriately titled "Thankful," and we are thankful for this song.
Why do we stan Andrew Younker? Well, this 21-year old from Michigan creates wispy synth-pop. With his hazy vocals and silky voice, he transports you to a cozy place in your mind full of pillows and blankets, or whatever. Like most bedroom pop, Andrew's music creates an internal warmth similar to nostalgia.
What started in 2016 as a small project in his bedroom, has grown into a decent following of about 16,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. His most recent EP, Split, is equally as appealing to the ol' eardrums. The song "Unhook the Stars" is a sexy one, so definitely go check it out.
MΛDWRECK has an EP out now that punches way above his follow count. He also runs a label called fonetap, which is based in one America's Charlottes, my guess is the North Carolina one.
To be real with you I'm hot for this track. So cooking hot that I might spend the foreseeable future obsessing over it. I'll let it lead me on a bit, I'll love it under false pretenses, and I'll eventually need some hugs at the end when I realize that it's just a song and shouldn't be put on a pedestal.
That's right Denise, I love a song.
Back when I was first getting into music blogging (~2008), MillionYoung popped on my radar (alongside other chillwavers such as Memory Tapes and Memoryhouse). My tastes have evolved since then, but apparently not that much...
MillionYoung's new single "Work" is the first song I've featured by the Miami-based artist in nearly 5 years. It's got a groovy, upbeat vibe not unlike Toro Y Moi, which leads me to believe that all you shufflers might enjoy it.
Expect more from the artist: he's gearing up to release his 5th studio album later this year, titled New Elevation.
Two Door Cinema Club's new album is set for release later in 2019. The group from Northern Ireland have made it known via a teaser video (below) that their 4th studio album is almost ready. The forty second video features aesthetics and sounds true to Two Door Cinema Club that includes fruit, microwaves, a set of lady hands, and lots of clocks -- the music accompanying it all, which we can assume is from Two Door Cinema Club, has a Foals meets Friendly Fires sound to it.
The fervor that has followed the video comes as no surprise given that fans across the globe have been waiting since 2016's Gameshow for new music. Notably during the clip numerous clocks are featured in a painstakingly suggestive manner. It's causing a real buzz amongst followers about when Two Door Cinema Club's new album is actually going to be released.
There are some pretty spectacular theories about the significance of the clocks' readings. Probably the most glaring evidence of a release date hint is as drawn out on Two Door Cinema Club's fan club website Backstagepeople.com:
We have this 5 59 that turns to TD C5, and then later on from 10 59 to TD C6, then from 10 59 to TDCC, and finally from 6 59 to 2019. What’s that all about? Could 5 and 6 mean the months of May or June? Should we be adding 5 and 6 meaning the new album is coming in November? That seems a bit late… What do you think?
Considering the band would organize their dates based on the European standard of DD/MM/YYYY, the TDC5 followed by TDC6, is likely the 5th of June -- which is poised just before the Northern hemisphere's festival season kicks off.
To be honest, it's a bit of a tough one to pin down, and I've got numbers scribbled all over a page trying to track the amount of times the lady hand touches each telephone. I'm going to call my search here, but for those still in pursuit there's a frame in the video that features 6 clocks with the times 10:00, 8:40, 9:35, 9:55, 2:08, and 4:39 on them. That could totally mean something.
If you've also given up with your search for a higher meaning there's one theory that I believe we can all agree with:
We're currently experiencing rolling power outages here in South Africa. It's annoying, and it also prompts figuring out what to do during the ~3 hours of darkness; specifically finding something that helps pass the time.
Cue "All That Glitters." This song rolls along at such a pace that your thoughts manage to get lost in their thoughts and you can just take a break for a while. It's music I'd imagine kids push wheels with a stick to, or the theme song for a lemonade stand.
Those are all nice things to imagine but don't solve the issue at hand as this song actually manages to slow down time, which is not what I wanted. That said, totally worth it.
From the get go, Buddy's millennial G-funk number gets me hooked and bopping my head. Then it's a grooving, sun-drenched whirlwind till the tape stops.
Thundercat's recognizable pacy, soft and psychedelic baseline kicks things off, with some tip-tapping percussion over the top. Within seconds the funky, hazy hook is in full-force (smoothly delivered by Kent Jamz of Overdoz), and is quickly intertwined with frenetic live drums and some funkadelic instrumentation.
Buddy delivers the first verse, following with features from all of these names (Kent Jamz, Bas, Guapdad 4000, J.I.D, Ari Lennox) in a three minute Flying Lotus produced rollercoaster ride through the wavy West Coast of 2019.
Buddy - Link Up (Audio) ft. Kent Jamz, Bas, Guapdad 4000, J.I.D, Ari Lennox - YouTube
Mild High Club, Gus Dapperton, Mac Demarco, MorMor
What's so good?
There is a comment on the Youtube upload of this song written by user Charles Korpics that reads: "Under water Mario world is all i see rn."
I think it's a great introduction to this sound, and I'm not going to try and top it. I will add that Homeshake brings a far more soulful and heartfelt touch to the underwater Super Mario soundscape referenced above.
"Another Thing" is the fourth single off Homeshake's upcoming full-length album entitled Helium which drops this Friday (14 Feb, 2019). I am looking forward to it.
RIYL (recommended if you like): Mac Demarco, Mile High Club, MorMor, Gus Dapperton!