1. Gardens & Villa – Bullet Train (Secretly Canadian) – This is a quirky 80’s like tune with a bit of choppy guitar, cool chorus with a big keyboard splash and pleasing falsetto vocals. It’s my pick of the week!
2. Beck – Blue Moon (Capitol) – After several listens to Beck’s new song Blue Moon, it has a blissful dreaminess and familiarity to it. It’s has a sort of folksiness-like vibe to it, more ambient-like than I would have expected from this unpredictable and talented artist. It grew on me.
3. Wild Beasts – Wanderlust (Domino) – There is a sort of bizarre uneasiness to the song from its vocalist’s unique quivering emotional yet dramatic falsetto style with a steady and building wall of instrumentation which mesmerizes. This is a very solid track. A must listen!
4. Sun Kil Moon- Ben’s My Friend (Caldo Verde) – This indie folk gem is beautifully crafted with interesting lyrics, melody and textures. The dreamy sax is perfect with the guitar accompaniment. The repeat of the lyrics in the chorus are witty and clever.
5. The Notwist- Kong (Sub Pop) – This German indie rock band issues a tasty new album, and this single is ear candy, layered with fuzz guitar, keyboards and a cacophonous array of strings. Creative and fun listen.