Jon Crary’s Weekly Sound Off: March 24-March 30:
1. Wye Oak – “Glory” (Merge) – This Baltimore indie pop band has an excellent synth-type sound, and it suits them very well! The huge hooks and the dynamite chorus are beautiful. This is such a great song and is my pick of the week!
2. The War on Drugs- “Red Eyes” (Secretly Canadian) – This Philadelphia artist has taken his craft to the next level with this dreamy and rhythmic feel with cool keyboard synths, and driving guitar.
3. Tycho – “Awake” – Synth pop at it’s most ethereal, danceable and dreamiest form. This is a blissful journey along a beach or even a great soundtrack for travel. Enjoy.
4. Allie X – “Prime” – What a catchy pop tune! It’s got everything: tasty beats, cheerful vocal tones, a huge chorus and fuzzy synths, all with an urge to move your feet. This is a lot of fun!
5. Mac Demarco – “Brother” (Captured Tracks) – This Canadian artist follows up his brilliant album “2” with a smooth dreamy/ off beat quivery little gem. There are the jangly guitars, great vocal style with a bit of glam mixed in.