By Derek Moore
Iâ€™m back this week with a fresh batch of songs to share. You will probably have heard of at least a few of the artists included in this weekâ€™s playlist as some big releases have occurred as of late.
If you donâ€™t have time to listen to the whole collection just yet, Iâ€™d recommend a few personal highlights:
- â€œI Can Hardly Make You Mineâ€ by Cults is the first taste of their sophomore album Static, and while it sounds like the band wonâ€™t veer too far from their already proved-to-be-satisfying sunny 60â€™s throwback appeal, thereâ€™s a noticeably stronger bite to the tune. The album will be officially released October 15th.
- â€œWait Up for Youâ€ by The Belle Game is my first introduction to this band. I donâ€™t know much about the group, but itâ€™s obvious theyâ€™re smart listeners that know how to apply influences to their music in innovative ways so as to sculpt the end product to be very much their own.
- â€œFruendâ€ by Braids showcases this band well. Deep, ethereal textures pervade singer Raphaelle Standell-Prestonâ€™s layered vocals to create complex, thoughtful songs that leave you wondering down which rabbit hole theyâ€™ll guide you next.
- â€œThis Is a True Heartâ€ by Julia Holter is classy. I would recommend that you listen to Loud City Song in its entirety. This album is definitely going to be in the running for my favorite releases of the year.
Now quit reading this, and get to listening.