This is my weekly Sound Off, dedicated to finding really cool tunes.

1. St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny” – (Loma Vista) – The third track to drop from the much anticipated forthcoming album from St. Vincent. This may very well be the best representation of Annie Clark’s amazing angelic vocals accompanied with a cool guitar riff ( oh yeah, and did I say that she’s just the most amazing modern day guitar player). I can’t stop singing the chorus. It has a carefully gliding quality and a solid rhythmic beat. This is my pick song of the week!


2. Phantogram – “Fall in Love” – (Barsuk/ Republic) – Another huge anthemic-hook-filled gem from this NY based psych synth-pop/ dance duo. Sarah Barthel’s voice soars across a fuzz bass line and swirl of keyboards and synths. The new album “Voices” drops on February 18. This is a must buy for your collection.

3. Todd Terje- “Delorean Dynamite” – This 80’s dance floor kinda beat driven song is full of surprises, a steady beat with dreamy keyboards and a range of sounds from a muted cowbell to warped keyboard textures to ’70-like guitar licks. This is a journey through time and space. A must listen.

4. Circa Waves- “Stuck in My Teeth” – Ultra up-tempo, friendly sounding vocals reminiscent o f The Kooks or Tokyo Police Club make this a fun listen. Bright guitar chords and a cool choppy guitar sound with a great chorus. This is my surprise listen entry of the week! Solid!

5. The Internet – “Dontcha”- This one is on repeat. It has been out for a while, but I’ve been hearing this one around more often recently. I like it. This is a funky, smooth neo-soul/R&B song. It’s perfect. Great listen.

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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.