It’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Maybe you say that every Friday. Sit back, relax, and ease yourself into the weekend with these songs.
Django Django – “Firewater”
Kick things off with this hangover anthem from the London psych-rockers’ excellent self-titled debut album, currently available for streaming at Rolling Stone.
Phoenix – “If I Ever Feel Better”
This track from the French band’s 2000 debut album United never fails to hit the spot.
Peter Morén – “Social Competence”
The Peter Bjorn and John frontman gets vulnerable with an acoustic guitar in his solo project. Here’s a sample of his other side from 2008’s The Last Tycoon.
Ra Ra Riot – “Too Dramatic”
Ra Ra Riot have been laying low for a while, but hopefully they’ll be back sooner than later with more lush, string-heavy indie pop.
Johanna and the Dusty Floor – “Fishbones”
“Fishbones” is like the audio equivalent of finally getting sheets with a decent thread count and finding it even more impossible to get out of bed in the morning.
Chairlift – “I Belong In Your Arms”
This slice of jubilant dream-pop from the Brooklyn duo always feels like a breath of fresh air.
Chad Valley – “Fall 4 U” (ft. Glasser)
Synth-pop maestro Chad Valley is gearing up for his debut LP Young Hunger, and “Fall 4 U” is the first tease from the album. It’s nothing short of completely gorgeous and transportive.
Divine Fits – “My Love Is Real”
An indie supergroup featuring members of Wolf Parade and Spoon ended up being a good idea! Here’s the stark, captivating opener to A Thing Called Divine Fits.
The Cast Of Cheers – “Family”
Irish band the Cast of Cheers finally released their album Family on this side of the pond, and it’s a good one. The title track is all angles and jangles, with plenty of energy to spare.