This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them.
Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week.
Car Seat Headrest – ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’
To say that Will Toledo of indie rock group Car Seat Headrest is prolific is a bit of an understatement. Will is only 25 and yet has released ten studio LPS, two compilation LPs, and two EPs. ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ is taken from his re-recording of his sixth album, Twin Fantasy. At that time, his technology could not match his ambition. Now, with larger label support and more experience, he has re-recorded the album in the manner he first intended. The result is spellbinding. Listen.
Dig Exotic – ‘Pretty Angel’, ‘Major Drain’ and ‘Ghost’
Can music be slick and gritty at the same time? Rebecca Rosoff (aka Dig Exotic) thinks yes! Combining sultry bass, deft electronics, and her simultaneously defiant and vulnerable vocals, the singer/songwriter explores territory of tension and explosion. These three songs represent the width and breadth of versatility that she displays in her craft. It is beautiful and ugly. Just the way we like it.
Idle Pilot – ‘So-Sam Sam’
Post-hardcore mixed with indie mixed with some math rock elements. Can’t go wrong. There’s all kind of things on offer here. Frantic angular riffs combined with urgent drumming and emotive vocals that sit between the reflective and the aggressive. ‘So-Sam Sam’ is taken from their upcoming new album Animals & People, a loose concept album about six individuals and moral ambiguity. It’s out on January 26th.
Ghost Sway – ‘Sender (Demo)’
Let’s have something a bit different. Here’s some tender and reflective alt-folk that was written for a girl that Ghost Sway kept forgetting to get back to. He sent her this and she has yet to respond. Such is life. Beautiful and sad in equal measure.
Spooky Cool – ‘Black Wine’
Angular and melodic, Virginia alt-rockers Spooky Cool bring an enlivened and enthusiastic brand of rock that is both a challenge and infectious. What is most impressive and enjoyable is how the group meld their prog influences with an inescapable knack for a melody. Their debut album, Every Thing Ever, will be out later this year. If ‘Black Wine’ is any indication we are in for an album that is equal parts exploration and explosion.