1. The Horrors “So Now You Know” (XL) – Expansive, full, atmospheric, lots of chiming guitar and synths. What is not to like about this new song from The Horrors from their brand new album “Luminous”! It has a danceable spacey quality a full and satisfied feeling! This is my song pick of the week.

2. Lykke Li “No Rest for the Wicked” (LL) – Swedish pop extraordinaire brings her craft to the forefront. Blending a beautiful piano line and vocals on this atmospheric anthemic gem. This is a poignant and beautiful track from the new album “I Never Learn”. Listen here.

3. Zhu “Cocaine Model” – This deep chill house track is  danceable and is chilling. There are cool synths and soulful R&B vocals that put this on a plane by itself. It’s a great little track for the ride!


4. Thee Oh Sees “Encrypted Bounce” (Castle Face) – Guitar rock, straight ahead, swirly, thumping base, a nice rhythm guitar line and female voice with whiny little guitar licks in the background. This frolicks and dances and jams with you. Great new song!

5. French for Rabbits “ Goat” – Here is a cool ethereal indie folk tune from this band from New Zealand with lots to like. The female vocals riding bass and guitar line go nicely together. Great tune.

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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.