Well hello once again, LI$TNRS. Itâ€™s been a long weekend, and Iâ€™ve got another one on deck for which I need to finish (and start) planning.
Now that Norman Music Festival is over, Iâ€™ll be shifting gears from my role as performer to attendee/press coverage at this coming weekendâ€™s Austin Psych Fest. Donâ€™t get me wrong, attending a different festival two weeks in a row is quite the blessing, but it can sure take it out of you, if youâ€™re doing it right, that is.
That said, here comes my attempt to keep my head above water in the ever-evolving sea of music releases and updates.
- Twin Shadowâ€™s made a departure in his latest single, and I think youâ€™ll join me in readily welcoming this MASSIVE â€˜80s-influenced anthemic power pop/rock sing-along. As one of my friends mentioned to me, it brings thoughts of standing naked under a waterfall while reflecting on all of the accomplishments in your life that brought you to that point.
- If youâ€™re a frequent LI$T reader, youâ€™ll know Iâ€™m a sucker for â€˜60s soul throwback. St. Paul & The Broken Bones do the genre justice.
- You probably remember Kelis from her aggravating mega-single â€œMilkshake.â€ Her latest album Food impressively showcases her talent in versatility and actually has quite a few good tracks on it. Check it out; I think youâ€™ll be pleasantly surprised.
- â€œPatternsâ€ by Tourist recalls the same gospel choir backed chorus featured in â€œLatchâ€ by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith. Given how much I loved that track, this song was a must-share.
- Teen has come a long way since their initial lo-fi psych rock debut back in 2012, now primarily hanging in the experimental R&B department on their recently released The Way and Color. I particularly enjoyed this album once I got used to the transition in style, so Iâ€™d recommend a full listen if youâ€™re looking for something off the beaten track.
- Finally, Brooklyn-based, falsetto-driven Antlers have a new album, Familiars, set to be released June 17th. This is the first taste theyâ€™ve released from the forthcoming album. Itâ€™s ambient/epic enough to bring this LI$T to a proper close.
Thatâ€™s it from me. Given that Iâ€™ll be out of town for several of the coming days, Iâ€™m afraid Iâ€™ll have to take a week off in order to catch back up on whatâ€™s fresh. Assuming I make it out of Austin Psych Fest alive, Iâ€™ll see you all back here in two weeks.