Before we jump into this week’s songs, I was going to ask you for a quick favor. Brandon and I were really hoping to hit 500 facebook likes by the end of the year, but we need your help. If each of you out there could turn one friend on to the website we would really, really appreciate it. Its a small thing, but necessary if we are to continue to expand the site’s content. Ok, enough begging…on to the music.
Some songs are catchy. Some are just sweet. Cassidy by Brett Dennon combines both qualities to somehow produce an upbeat, if longing, love ballad.
Caveman are back with the anthem sounding Life or Just Living. The Brooklyn outfit’s new album, Otero War, drops June 17. Can’t wait.
I’m a sucker for a good falsetto, which is probably why I took an instant liking to the 4th of July by The Dig. This isn’t a new track by any means, but one of the benefits of having your own website is being able to say, “F*ck it, I’m posting it anyway…”
I’m struggling to describe FMLYBND. This SoCal outfit puts out soulful indie pop with just a bit of psychedelia thrown in for good measure. Oh is what I think Poolside might sound like if Charlie Manson was in the band playing sax.
Low Cut High Tops bridges pop and indie the way Tegan and Sara have been doing the last few years. If you need proof take a listen to the infectious Let’s Runaway.
Having band members from both the U.K. and Germany hasn’t seemed to impede Modern Pleasure’s ability to write toe-tapping indie songs. Youth could be the template for what constitutes a good indie song. Echoed choruses, twangy guitar riffs, a simple 4/4 beat and lyrics about being young and at the beach…what more is there really?