If you have Netflix and haven’t binge-watched White Gold yet, do yourself a favor and get on it. Other than that, its been a dry month with most of the tunes below coming in the last week or so. Funny how that happens sometimes. Anyway, a real mix of sounds per usual, but with a focus on artists doing interesting stuff. Now, on to the music.
I don’t hear a lot of L.A. in Oliver Tree‘s Enemy. What I do hear is a nasty beat that, along with a catchy staccato piano lick, pushes this track into the head bobbing, stunna category. Extra shout out for the, “she turns Summer into to Autumn” line. Nice
This might be the first song I’ve ever heard dedicated to the humble housefly and it really makes you wonder what was going through Jordan Klassen‘s head when he penned it. Maybe it was the often dreary Vancouver weather or maybe he was channeling Wes Anderson, whose movies instantly came to mind when I heard this track…hmmmmm, or maybe he just really wanted to get a fly out of his house.
Speaking of long winters, Oslo based Imitating Airplanes seem impervious to the winter blues given the upbeat, pop-ish nature of their debut LP Planet Language. Only debut isn’t exactly accurate given that Tord and Marius both play in established bands (the Wombats and Team Me, respectively) and have been making music together since 1996! As you might imagine, there is a level of polish here that belies a first album and all 8 tracks really warrant a listen. That said, I’ve chosen to feature Hourglass and H.I.T.S below.
Lady Knight calls to mind Jose Gonzalez. I’m a sucker for these types of songs and Jack Conman nails it. (Props on the short synth bridge that really fills the song out and takes it to another level)
If Queensland band High Tropics says there’s hope for Better Days then I believe them. Until then, they’ve given us this dizzy of a song.
I never had a girlfriend named Alison, but I did have a neighbor once was pretty damn cool. Apparently, the Swimming Tapes knew her too. Small world right? I mean what other explanation could there be…two girls named Alison? Yeah, right.
Finally, a shout out to Cina Polada who looks to be crushing it lately. July 13th is equal parts vintage age New Order and Real Estate. High praise indeed.
photo courtesy of clashmusic.com