Friday, July 6, 2012

Six New Tracks For Your Summer Weekend - July 5, 2012 Edition

Hey Everyone,

Here are this week's additions to my regularly updated, rotating Spotify playlists What I'm Digging Right Now and Forgotten Little Gems.

For this week's contemporary selections we have...

1) Turn It Around, the opening track to one of the year's better straight-up rock album's, The Men's Open Your Heart.

2) Oblivion by Grimes from her latest release Visions, the first effort in the "witchhouse" dance sub-genre I genuinely enjoy.  Several strong, odd tracks on this album.

3) Wily Kataso, a cross-continental Afro-pop collaboration between Tunde Adebimpe and Kip Malone of TV On The Radio and Amadou & Miriam from A&M's most recent release, Folila.

4) In honor of my brother's upcoming wedding, I Believe In Love from little known UK act Suedehead and their 2011 The Constant EP.  Saw these guys at Coachella, put on a great show, and talk about sonic dead ringers for early Elvis Costello. Sorry, no video for this one.

5) We Are Fine from singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten's latest, Tramp, which features a winning supporting vocal from Beirut's Zach Condon.

And for this week's Forgotten Little Gem, another love song in honor of my brother and his fiance, possibly the most effecting earnest little love song I've ever heard, Big Star's I'm In Love With A Girl. Way to go Mike and Nadine!

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