Jon Crary’s Weekly Sound Off April 28-May 4 is as follows:
1. Quilt -“Tie up the Tides” (Mexican Summer) – From their new album “Held in Splendor”, this tasty tune serves up a creative bit of psychedelic indie folk rock with a retro-60’s feel. There are tons to like in this song including some ethereal dreaminess, beautiful vocals from Anna Fox Rochinski and a catchy chorus and hook. Check it out. This is my big pick of the week.
2. Tourist “Together” – This London electronic artist drops a great tune as it builds in the beginning with a nice crescendo and glides into a deep bass and beat rhythmically hypnotic vocal track echoing “We should be together” and bright sparkling keyboards. Love this track.
3. Douglas Dare ” Swim” (Erased Tapes) – This is the first I’ve heard of this UK based artist. This is a a beautiful post neo R&B song with gorgeous cascading piano and beautiful vocals. This artist is taking this genre into a dramatic and wonderful direction. His album “Whelm” drops on May 12. I am really looking forward to hearing more from this talented artist. Have a listen:
4. Rouge Girls- “Edge of the Bed” – Here is a gritty bluesy rock tune from this all girl UK based quartet. It’s tough, sexy and straightforward. Check it out now: