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.