Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 2/27/13
Mychal Cohen – “Sentimental Guy”
Because: Campfire OK‘s lead singer is certainly allowed to go off and sing and skate underneath neon lights whenever he chooses. But all we have is this video (and this song “Good For It All”), and now I wants me some more.
Young Dreams – “First Days of Something”
Because: I’m not yet old enough to not have flights of fancy. And with “First Days of Something,” I fancy a flight to Hawaii, where they have Palm trees covered in Christmas lights, and bananas in every backyard.
Yellow Fang – “Unreal”
Because: I’m becoming obsessed with this Thai girl band that sings with words I can JUST ALMOST KINDA THINK I KNOW I CAN UNDERSTAND.
Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
Because: I mean, come on, because listen to it, that’s why.
Scanners – “State of Wonder”
Because: Once the song gets going, it’s magical. And [SPOILER ALERT] their self titled short-player (Scanners EP), due out March 5th; it’s quite good.
Fyfe – “St. Tropez”/ “Solace”
Laura Stevenson and the Cans – “Master Of Art”
Because: I saw this band open for some other band, and I can’t remember them, but I remember her (she asked for a place to crash whilst onstage).
Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi”
Because: Sean emailed this to me a month ago, but I’m a jerk, and I just saw this now. LOOK AT ALL THE PAPER!
Fantomenk – “The Massacre”
Because: This is the theme song to a swell show called Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?. And I finally listened to the whole goshdarnthang. This is an example of the “Chip Bit” genre. Not bad.
Melt Yourself Down – “Fix My Life”
Because: It was Ms. Wendy Roby’s single of the week, and she’s right, “…it is the aural equivalent of staring at a word for too long – except with saxophones, jazz and that.” I really love that woman.
Beaty Heart – “Seafood”
Because: This form of flattery is imitating a couple of bands I could name, but it snugs up under your skin on its own merit; bulbous beats and all.
Chance Waters – “Maybe Tomorrow” (featuring Lilian Blue)
Because: “Maybe Tomorrow” is the most delightful pessimism I’ve heard this week. And I wouldn’t mind being out and around with Ms. Lilian Blue for a few hours.