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.
1. Possum – ‘Party Jam’
It is no secret that the psych rock revival is not really my bag. However, Possum, who hail from Canada, hit all the right spots for me. Their track ‘Party Jam’ really grabbed me when half way through the bass goes for a walk and all seems well in the world. Other than that there are stonking riffs and tons of reverb. Good times.
2. BNNY RBBT – ‘will u want me?’
With ‘will u want me?’ Macedonian performer BNNY RBBT (pronounced ‘bunny rabbit’ one presumes) creates something truly otherworldly, spacey, and yet totally affecting. This is a song of melancholy and self doubt as the singer croons “Will you want me, will you want me, tomorrow?” On top of this the instrumentation is wonderfully odd and experimental. However, it always serves the song and is at no time experimental just for the sake of being weird. Magic.
3. Atlas Wynd – ‘You’re On My Mind’
This is an absolute blast. There’s fuzz, melody, pounding drums, and melancholia. What more would a person want? For all of you out there who have someone on your mind who you don’t really want on your mind, jam this tune and sing along.
4. Gabriel Black – ‘Pine Trees’
What do we have here? Some kind of bedroom pop / rap? I’m in. Here, Gabriel Black’s guitar drips with a fragility that reflects the delicacy of the lyrics in the song. There’s self loathing, self harm, and deep depression on this one. Cathartic is not the word. This is blood letting by way of music creation.
5. Blod – ‘Som Kristall’
Not only do the Scandanavians have a way with post punk, they’re also quite adept at anything shoegaze / dreampop related. This is in clear evidence on ‘Som Kristall’, the latest release from Blod. This is a leisured and fuzzy jam that sweeps along at a luxurious pace. Let’s not rush lads. It’s quite pretty though.