Cork electronic duo Young Wonder are back with a new track, check out the aptly titled “Enchanted”.
Until recently, a Friday ritual of mine was to head over to the Hype Machine top 50, choose a bunch of great new songs on the chart, then make a playlist to publish on another blog I used to write for. It was actually a great way to get caught up on the week, if you only had a chance to read one post and wanted to know what was going on. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to incorporate it on my own site, but here goes. Fridays are now for #trending posts, where I’ll highlight a bunch of new songs that haven’t yet made it up on the site, but deserve to be heard.
Tame Impala released a track one off their forthcoming album called “Let it Happen”, the first piece of recorded music they’ve released since 2012’s Lonerism.
I immediately thought I was hearing Sea Wolf while listening to Sufjan Stevens‘ latest tune “Should Have Known Better”. His new album, Carrie & Lowell, is centered around the death of his mother, Carrie, who was in and out of his life from the start.
I’ve kept repeating that my goal in writing this blog was to always share great music with you. Generally, that meant there wasn’t any limitations to what I could put up on the site, except if it violated my golden rule. Via the other hat I wear in the music industry (I guess it’s more of a head), I work with a ton of amazing Canadian and International artists, helping them navigate these crazy synchronization and publishing worlds I’ve been working in for the last 12 years. I decided long ago that I didn’t want to be “that guy” to hype his own bands, or to manufacture my own buzz for an artist I was pitching, even if it was a song that was a perfect fit for the blog. It just never really sat right with me, so I held back from posting and did my best to help them succeed in the industry I called my day job.
Today, I’m revisiting this rule as things have changed (or are in the process of changing) and I now don’t really see that same conflict anymore for some of these artists. Better late than never, lets catch up on a few gems which should have made the site long ago.
Folly & the Hunter are an indie-folk foursome from Montreal, who’s 2013 album “Tragic Care” is absolutely stunning. Fans of Patrick Watson, The Middle East and sombre falsetto melodies with orchestrated swells and builds will love this record. A few folks in the blogosphere picked this up when it came out, but I feel like these songs could have gone so much further.
If you’re new to this band, a great way to start is with “Ghost”, then head further to watch a fan made video for “Mask”. Also, they’ve got a new record coming out soon, stay tuned for more on that.
Christine and the Queens is the musical project of French singer Heloise Letissier, who is already a big name in her home country, now making her way over to conquering this side of the planet (via the “Saint Claude” EP, out April 14th through Because Music in partnership with Neon Gold Records).
Take a listen to “Tilted”.
Also, here’s a brand new video for “Saint Claude”.