So I'm going to go ahead and share some playlistery, here. I've mentioned before that I'm a pretty huge fan of Spotify, despite how seriously I would freak out if whatever powers that be decided it just wasn't working out for them anymore.
At any rate, what's fun about Spotify is that it makes grabbin' new music pretty much an instantaneous thing. Oh, there's such and such a new album out? Cool. Click, click, tap, and click. Saved. Perfect.
And with a relatively clean conscience, too!
So far, May's shaping up to be an incredible month for music (The National, Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend), and June looks like it's going to be pretty great, too (Sigur Rós). April, as it turns out, wasn't too shabby, either!
These were my favorite jambs during the month of April.
You're warned. Some of them are pretty dangerous.
01. Koudede - Golf
I wound up finding this guy because his track was used as a sample in something I really dug. Now I can't, for the life of me, remember what it was.
My roommate and I stumbled upon this emergent genre of music called "electro swing." Basically it's exactly what it sounds like. And it's awesome.
Wound up going back to listen to their first record after noting that they had just released their second one. I love just about everything José González has done, and I think this song is Junip's best.
04. Lorde - Bravado
The best track off their nifty little EP.
05. C2C - Happy
A friend of mine sent me this track, which is basically electro swing, but with a different tradition.
An amazing single off an amazing record.
08. Genesis - Mama
09. Foals - Inhaler
Can't really say the same for the rest of this record, but "Inhaler" is a sufficiently heavy jamb.
Ah, Diplo. His work is getting a bit more shaky these days, and the second Major Lazer album definitely doesn't deliver in quite the same way the first one did. This song, though, is a powerhouse, in every way that a good Diplo song tends to be. It's just. so. much. And my roommate hates it, which is...unfortunate for him.
11. C2C - Arcades
Another great cut from C2C's album Tetra.
This new band from Glasgow has two awesome things: a) a singer with whom I am in love, and b) an EP that is very much worth your attention.
I'm very late to the party with this guy, and I know it. But I love the work he did (and does) with Gruff Rhys as Neon Neon, so it's just been a matter of time until I got around to enjoying some Boom Bip. This is a great morning coffee kinda song.
I seriously can't wait for this new Sigur Rós record. The last one was just a bit disappointing, so it's good to hear that it sounds like they're trying to move forward in a notable way.