Matt’s Bestest Songs Of The Week: 4/14/13
(photo by Kuba Ryniewicz)
Quadron – “Hey Love”
Because: I would also like to pin Love down by the shoulders and demand it answer a few questions and ‘splain a few things.
Suburban Living – “Always Eyes”
Because: I’m a huge sucker for that whole singing and playing in the same rhythm thing, and demonstrate this by lots of head juts.
Hanni El Khatib – “Penny”
Because: Yes, he recorded with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, but Khatib makes some quality goods on his own, and this song is just a nice little example of a diddy.
The National – “Demons”
Because: It’s not catchy, not even in the baritone-y Matt Berninger way, but it’s new National, and it represents more to come in Trouble Will Find Me, out May 21st.
The Ruby Suns – “In Real Life”
Because: I could surf in this song, and the waves would be neon and made of cotton candy.
BRKF$T CLUB – “The Fellowship”
Because: I usually stay far away from groups with dollar signs in the name -seems a little presumptuous- but these guys were made for the exception. (Swell bio/interview here)
Kristian Anttila – “Rock N Roll Babbe”
Because: I can almost swear upon a holy book that this song is English, and I want it something bad to actually be, but the Scandinavians strike again with their super guitar and superb energy.
Idiot Wind – “Try To Bend A River” / “Big Red Sun Blues” (Lucinda Williams Cover)
Because: Supreme prettiness!
TGIK – “Night Moves” (Hip-Hop Church Remix)
Because: Bob Segar’s song of an ignorant kind of young love goes surprisingly and excellently well with some organ and a bass beat.
Caitlin Rose – “Only A Clown”
Because: She’s an absolute darling, and even Joe Schmoe off the street says her brand of Country is “S’alright…I’d dance to it if I was drunk.”
Los Blenders – “Meta y Dinero”
Because: Mexico has some channels of music flowing recently that have heavy Punk and Garage influences, Los Blenders being one of the most bestest and overlooked.
Cat Power – “Manhattan”
Because: She gets a free pass on that new blonde do because of Moon Pix, but after this album it’s back to the long and luxurious Chan, no buts. Also this song wanders to all the right places in my brain.
Hundred Visions – “Where Do I Sign?”
Because: The Austin band sounds like a murder of crows in slow-motion and then all sped up too.
Everett Parker – “Dirt I Will Be”
Because: The guy is in his twenties, but he might as well be on death row and both feet in the grave in this song; plenty of perspective to gain.