With all this talk about 2016 being such a horrible year, at least the music didn’t suck.
Here’s my Top 50, built from my collection of monthly playlists. Listen, like and share.
See you in 2017,
Well, I’m 17 days late on posting this best of July playlist, but better late than never! Check out new music from Francis & The Lights, Grouplove, Jagwar Ma, PAPA along with IMF newcomers Dom Zilla, Cassius and Klangstof.
Savoir Adore have unveiled a new music video for summer anthem “Giants”. The lead single from upcoming full length, The Love That Remains (August 12th) finds Savoir Adore, now led solely by principal songwriter/vocalist Paul Hammer, at its most mature, honest and ambitious.
Of the video concept, Paul explains, “‘Giants’ is a song about letting go of your insecurities – transcending your physical self and finding strength in your true identity. When we started brainstorming videos, we really wanted to make something a bit different that reflected that idea, something vulnerable and exposed. The concept then grew out of that idea. The band finds themselves inside a dark vacuum, confused and trapped, and they have to fight there way out through a variety of obstacles.”
There’s no slowing down with great new music in 2016, with February putting up a strong answer to what was an incredible January. Take a listen to some new music from Gypsy & The Cat, Bravestation, Phoria, Miike Snow along with IMF newcomers Diskopunk and Coast Modern.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a #trending post. Finding songs for this column all really depends on what I find when I go looking for new music, and there’s just some Fridays where I’m not feeling anything I find. Today was the exception; there was just no way I couldn’t not post these beauties below. Take a listen to new music from Savoir Adore, Holy Fuck and Coast Modern.
When Savoir Adore released “Lovers Wake” last month, from their upcoming third album The Love That Remains, I wasn’t totally moved by the track. Hearing their biggest tune yet “Giants” today only once, has made me want to go back and figure out what the hell I was thinking.
“Tom Tom” is our first listen and lead single from Toronto quartet Holy Fuck‘s new record Congrats. Brian Borcherdt says of their new music “When you’re sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream about all the other things you want to do. This album is exactly what we couldn’t do then.”
In perusing the Hype Machine this afternoon, I didn’t actually know of LA band Coast Modern before clicking on their moderately blogged track “Animals”. Good stuff, I’ll have to keep an eye on this group.