It’s the end of the week! Here’s a diverse mix of 5 new songs to get you to and thru a great weekend!
1) JAALA – Double Dutch (Demo)
A brand new 3 piece girl band from Australia who describe themselves as “experimental bedroom punk”. I love em already! This song starts out sounding groovy, smooth, funky – and just when you start to think you know where it’s going..BAM! It becomes something else entirely. But it’s somehow both jarring AND seamless and it’s a fun sonic journey. Per their Facebook page, they played their first ever gig just this past month, and they have a forthcoming debut album coming out. Can’t wait to hear more from these talented ladies!
2) ON AN ON – Drifting
I LOVE this song. Simply put – it’s just so pretty, but also paints a dramatic cinematic picture. This would be a great song to sync to a scene – it conveys so much angst and trepidation, lost love and uncertainty. And it builds to such a fantastic climax! In their own words, “Drifting is inspired by falling asleep behind the wheel and trying to forget unforgettable things. We’ve never had a song that sounded this naked.” This band is on tour as I type thru 4/11 – playing Washington DC tonight, Chicago 3/30 – see their website for more dates. They’ve also got a new album coming out this summer.
3) COVES – Shot To The Wall
The kick ass guitar riff in this song is reason enough to give it a listen! There’s not too much happening lyrically but, it doesn’t matter. It’s groovy and croony and reverby, and a great weekend tune! They just wrapped up a headlining tour in the UK and their new album drops in April.
4) WHISPA – L^CE
When I hear this, I just want to be getting in my car, and saying “PEACE OUT” to a long work week.. This is another great song for sync placement. Soooooooo groovy. It’s got such a strong vibe, with a couple distinct sections that give this tune definite momentum. I love what this self proclaimed UK based “anti genre music producer” is doing and if you’re not bopping along to this in some way, well, then you must not be hearing it at all! There’s a free download of this song on his soundcloud page, link below.
5) GALIMATIAS – Ocean Floor Kisses
And now, something for when you get home, open that bottle of wine, or draw that bath, or light that joint, or whatever it is that settles you down.. This beautiful sonic-sphere from this talented Danish producer does have an almost liquid sound to it, some of the chords seem to come and go in bubbles. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy….