Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 8/28/15
A quick refresher: “Bestest Songs” is a collection of nifty new tunes – a collection occasionally thematic, frequently slapdash- that stand out from all the others in the multicolored-ball pit of PR hoisted shots into the auralverse. Let’s take speedy jaunt and see what’s come to surface this week shall we?
Julia Holter – “Feel You”
Because: Holter annunciates so well. And the killer lackadaisical strings you can jimmy to. Something the Ministry of Silly Walks would approve of.
Alberta Cross – “Ghost of Santa Fe”
Because: Swedish Singer Petter Ericson Stakee and his English cohorts combine some Neil Young and Beirut sensibilities on their first single in three years.
Neon Indian – “Slumlord”
Because: Just when you think you have the best song to wander Miami night streets in the 80’s, along comes Alan Palomo and Night School, out 10/16.
Deportees – “Love Me Like I’m Gone”
Because: It brings about imagery of a lake in winter, snow just gathering on the shore, and someone in a hood walking alone.
Wingtip – “Wonder”
Because: It’s the funnest little diddy this side of the ‘sippi.
Lisa LeBlanc – “You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)”
Because: Banjo + Electric Guitar has been done before, but not with LeBlanc’s rowdy set of French Canadian pipes.
Scott James – “Rosary”
Because: This wild country Californian sings as if he could charm a bird onto his shoulder, and writes lyrics like he wouldn’t even think to use that to impress another.
PYLOT – “Blurred Vision”
Because: There was more than one Space Jam. PYLOT writes stories that reveal a chapter with each release of a song.
Bad Bad Hats – “Midway”
Because: Why can’t the girls and boys just say what’s on their minds at the time? Because then no fodder for songs with catchy middle parts, that’s why.
Richard Hawley – “Heart of Oak”
Because: Richard Hawley is chain smoking, leather coat wearing Frank Sinatra from across the pond, and consummate gentleman.
Eliot Sumner – “After Dark”
Because: Sting’s daughter sounds like Sting’s daughter.
That’s all for now, seeya next week!