The Alabama Shakes – Hold On
If you’ve never heard of The Alabama Shakes and heard their tunes, you’d probably think the vocalist is some Otis Redding-slash-Led Zep inspired country/classic rock dude. But Brittany Howard is an irony of all sorts: a dorky unpretentious alpha rock goddess. And I freakin’ love her voice.
Outkast – Liberation
You’d think a collab with Cee-Lo and Erykah Badu would be something flamboyantly extravagant, but this is actually a more subdued yet absolutely relevant piece. Hats off to Big Rube‘s verse. If you’re a fan of spoken word you should know this guy. Old school, but still stands as my favourite Outkast song ever.
The Drums – Instruct Me
(Couldn’t find a proper video so this is some random person’s holiday vid.)
Such an ‘I-want-my-mommy-I-feel-so-helpless’ tune. I hate being ill far away from people I love, especially my fam bam. Times like these, I could do with a big cup of soup and a lot of people to tuck me in.
Tennis – Origins
First single off the Young & Old album, but not my favourite to be honest. I like how the tracks seem slightly more progressive than Cape Dory without losing the classic dreamy, 60’s diner pop feel. Alaina Moore’s voice is innocently mint. I seriously love it when she sings those ‘woh-oh-oh-oh’s‘.
The Shins – Point of Morrow
So the new album‘s out and you’d be glad to find out that it doesn’t stay clear much of the band’s formula. Save for the title track; it’s still a lazy, dreamy song and almost ethereal in some parts but not exactly as quirky as I thought it could’ve been. Really good still 😉
Tycho – A Walk
A little soundscape bliss. Makes you realise that when words are not enough, you can still say a lot without.
Here’s to a speedy recovery. Fingers and everything crossed. =(