Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 9/25/15
Welcome to one of those rare weeks where there’s really no clever anecdotes worth jotting before getting to the music. If there’s a demand, I’ll make sure you get a thoughtful and morose entry every single entry afterwards, but I’m fairly certain you’re feeling just as placid as I am. How about that Pope though?
Beck – “Dreams”
Because: Somehow, the hierarchy of Xenu let Beck out long enough for him to find some happiness in the world, and according to “Dreams” it’s a woman made of methamphetamine powder.
Josh Ritter – “Homecoming”
Because: This gentleman consistently makes music sound effortless and efcking joyful to make, even when his songs are wistful and wanting.
Stellar OM Source – “Live”
Because: It wobs and throbs like a wandering jaunt through eleven dubstep clubs with near noise canceling headphones on.
[Stellar OM Source Facebook]
Joanna Newsom – “Leaving The City”
Because: Newsom’s voice does like seventeen somersaults in a row here, aurally speaking.
Computer Magic – “Be Fair”
Because: If Brooklyn’s Danielle Johnson did more songs like what “Be Fair” turns into by the 2:35 mark, Manatees wouldn’t be having so much trouble.
Låpsley – “Hurt Me”
Because: She could rule the pop radio airwaves with her pipes, but she stays well below the surface, choosing to dive into electronic depths and other aquatic similes.
Woodie Smalls – “About The Dutch”
Because: “My life is like a pretty little mother fucker.”
Holy Holy – “You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog”
Because: The amazingly sexy guitars in this song-with-a-title-too-long-to-retype is the most you’ll want to be productive and do laundry while you tap both your feet and fold sheets of all today.
Boulevards – “Honesty”
Because: Putting it bluntly, this song could do without the vocals (and the shoddy lyrics) altogether; since they just get in the way of the extremely well-crafted bulbous beats that promote the binge watching of Miami Vice and straight vodka shots.
[Boulevards – Facebook]
PALMAS – “I Want To Know (Your Love)”
Because: Hidden beneath several felt blankets, Philly’s PALMAS sound like the grandchildren of That Thing You Do‘s Oneders.
Mutiny On The Bounty – “Ice Ice Iceland”
Because: Math Rock tends to divide music fans right down the line between Best Buy shoppers and those with knowledge of Beta Band, but generally it’s something to tolerate. Not here. Give it a go till at least 2:40.
Iyves – “Wilinout”
Because: Couldn’t you just sail to Candy Land on this song?
Youth Warrant – “Shake”
Because: The chorus is the best part of this song, and that’s good because when these guys are touring at age 42, they’ll need some catchy songs to draw attention from their winceful name.
Deniro Farrar – “Nostalgia”
Because: From the bountifully mixed vocals to the Farrar’s perfect chompers, this video/song is best looped for as long as it takes for you to write that letter to your grandparent you’ve meant to get back in touch with all these years.
[Deniro Farrar Facebook]
FEMME – “S.O.S”
Because: If you’re wafty on UK’s FEMME, and not quite sure what to think of her, be informed that in her off time she tags train cars and rescues street animals of any sort. And while some of that may or may not be true, all her songs are most definitely certifiably empowering to your femalien sides.
Cheers, and good footballing to you.