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.
Baker Willis – ‘Una’
Fun fact. Una is an Irish woman’s name. It means ‘lamb’. You’re welcome. This track has a dank trip-hop vibe combined with lyrics that drop mentions to drugs, bitches, and all that jazz. Personally, I can take or leave that kind of shit talk. What gives this track a good vibe is the sultry beat and seductive piano work. Saucy.
HALA – ‘Found A Way’
Here’s a nice one for an indie disco. In my mind’s eye, when I listen to this there’s a dweeby chap who can’t quite get himself together to go across the dancefloor to ask the object of his affection to dance. He hums. He haws. He gets a Coke. He smokes a cigarette. He watches her continously turn out a line of suitors. Eventually he gets the confidence and walks over. Fade to black.
AUTOMatic – ‘Talkin’ About Love’
So this is concious hip hop apparently. Isn’t that a really insulting name for a genre? It implies that all other hip hop is unconcious. Stupid. Primal and animalistic without any intellectual or reflective elements. Ah well. That’s not why we’re here. This has a wonderfully organic vibe to it. And it’s all about love. How can you go wrong. Lovely double bass on this that really ties the room together. I’m in.
Carisa Bianca Mellado – ‘Human Things’
The guitar tone on this is mega. It sounds like it is reverberating from the bottom of the ocean. Also, the singer sounds like a Middle Eastern version of Delores O’Riordan. Which, with the week that’s in it, is harrowing and hypnotic. This is a hybrid. It touches on synth heavy, dark, dream pop, gothic, shoegaze, black opera music. And, it works. Works so well that you’ll be soon playing this on repeat.
vhs dream – ‘Superstar’
The 90s was awesome. This decade sucks. VHS is mega. CDs were the business. Come at me bro. This one is a swirling and hypnotic number that calls to mind the density of shoegaze filtered through the synths of the 80s. Eerie and unsettling, it could be soundtrack to a hipster version of Terminator. I’d pay to see that.