Jon Crary’s Weekly Sound Off 6/23-6/29:

1. Gold & Youth – “Time to Kill” (Arts & Crafts) – Vancouver, Canada indie electronic band turns up the dance able melancholy with an ode to New Order in this tune. Pick of the week!

 

2. The New Pornographers “Brill Bruisers” (Matador Records) – Canadian power pop super group creates high flying pop songs full of catchy melodies and singable choruses. This is nearly 3 minutes of pop perfection! Dual huge song of the week! Love this!

 

3. How To Dress Well “ Face Again” – This is one sonically eerie song full of Tom Krell’s soulfully emotional lyrics and brilliant keyboard instrumentation and a haunting feel. Great tune.

 

4. Turn Back To Spring “Divided” – This electronic pop artist hails from London, England with a catchy synth-pop dance song with a great hook reminiscent of very early Depeche Mode. Man, I love this song! Enjoy!

 

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Jon Crary is an avid music fan. Jon's roots are the late 70’s punk and the new wave scene, but his influences are early 70’s glam- Roxy Music and David Bowie. His tastes evolved in the 80’s to include his influences’ copiers – Japan, Duran Duran and New Order. He hosted a radio program where Echo and the Bunnymen and the Smiths were staples. Now, their legacy is well documented. Many people think he has great taste in music, and he actually has a good record collection. He is also a semi-musician having played the bass guitar in a French garage rock band. Now, you will see him enjoying the new music of this and the last decade…thanks to Interpol “Turn on the Bright Lights” album for which he will forever be grateful for revitalizing music for the new generation and old.