I guess that these songs are for you to listen to while you think about sports and use “Catfish” as a verb, but I have approximately zero comprehension of what’s going on with that.
This Many Boyfriends – “Tina Weymouth”
It’s been a while since I came across a solid song about music itself, and this track named after the Talking Heads legend fits the bill perfectly. Opening with the line “You love pop songs about love more than being in love in the first place,” it captures the enduring spirit of High Fidelity.
Jamaican Queens – “Kids Get Away”
Unlike what their name suggests, the self-described “trap pop” group actually hails from Detroit. They specialize in pairing accessible hooks with unexpected textures that are worth taking a few listens to unravel.
Shout Out Louds – “Walking In Your Footsteps”
The latest from the Swedish indie poppers might just be warm enough to melt their record made out of ice.
Dutch Uncles – “Flexxin”
The Manchester, UK band has started the year off right by releasing a uniquely intriguing, exquisitely arranged album, Out Of Touch In The Wild. “Flexxin” is no exception.
Foals – “My Number” (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix)
The moody British rockers turned to electro-pop wiz kid Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to create a haunting, bass-heavy take on “My Number,” a cut from their forthcoming album Holy Fire.
Brandt Brauer Frick – “Broken Pieces” (ft Jamie Lidell)
Alongside preparing the release of his upcoming self-titled album, Jamie Lidell found time to lend his voice to the German electro outfit Brandt Brauer Frick. On “Broken Pieces,” he punches up their raw, pulsing production.
Flume – “Left Alone” (ft. Chet Faker)
Already a hit in his native Australia, electronic artist Flume has his eye on taking over the world. On “Left Alone,” his production serves as a steady foundation for Chet Faker’s soulful, urgent vocals.
Darlings – “Sit On It!”
Brooklyn favorites Darlings serve up crunchy guitar pop that’s perfectly pleasant. This is the best song about waterslides I’ve heard in recent memory.
Woodkid – “Brooklyn”
This one goes out to the endless parade of French people on Bedford Avenue.
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