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:

 

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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.