Welcome back to Tuesday Tunes! This week we have a few bands who are much better known than have been featured on a few of our lists, but presenting them with different sounds than most people would be used to, are just coming out with new albums, or are collaborating with some other folks you need to be listening to...That, and after a more mellow turn last week, I thought it'd be a good idea to get some dance back into Tuesday.
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any of these songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music, or re-expose them to things they may have forgotten about.
At the top of each section, will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.
Flesh Without Blood - Grimes
Vancouver's Grimes dropped her latest album last week with Art Angels and the self-described "ADD musician" continues to shift song by song, album by album through a wide variety of styles and influences, and is one of the more interesting artists working in Canadian music today. "Flesh Without Blood" is a a creepy and/or sweet electro-pop song featuring a more produced sound that really, really works, with Grimes' unique voice reflecting and switching back on itself in a multi-layered track that just keeps getting better every time it gets listened to, particularly when you begin picking out that guitar.
To call the Juno Award Winning Grimes (a Canadian Grammy) a relative unknown would be a misnomer, but she is definitely deserving of more attention...aside from the fact that some of the Grimes fanbase (as you could even see on YouTube) is a bit hipster-snippy about "change" and "pop" and "new people"...just ignore them and enjoy this fascinating and talented musician.
Roses (ftr. ROZES) - The Chainsmokers
Some of you probably recognize the name The Chainsmokers. Most of you who do recognize them are probably thinking 'Ugh, they made that #SELFIE song that was everywhere for like, 2 months, I was so tired of that song'...which is true. And I was as annoyed as you were with that song by the end...of the second week, but fact of the matter is, '#SELFIE' at its' peak, hit #16 on the charts (in the US), and is by far the New York EDM duo's most well known song, and I would suggest, it is far from their best work.
Case in point: 'Roses (Ftr. ROZES)' is a multi-layered, well balanced EDM track that is not only good for the club floor, but has these, very lovely lyrical sections which make it one of those DJ tracks that you can just sit and listen to, and appreciate it as much as you would dancing. Regardless of your feelings on The Chainsmokers' hit, give 'Roses (ftr. ROZES)' a chance, it is vastly different and has a warm, musical depth to it that deserves to be heard.
All My Friends (Ftr. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper) - Snakehips
Apologies here folks, as there is no video available for this song. There is a preview, which gives you a taste of the song, which I'll embed here:
That will at least give you a sense of 'All My Friends (ftr. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper)'.
Ultimately, this UK downtempo/rap/r&b/electro producing duo have a track here that you are going to hear a lot and it is worth getting ahead of: it's an end-of-night song that really captures that sense one gets at the end of a night out, plus it's pretty damn catchy, so do not be surprised when you are humming 'I hate this club' on your own a bit this week.
Snakehips has now added a full video (which means a full version of the song) so now you actually can tell that Chance the Rapper is in this track. Here you go:
Back of the Car (ftr.Nate Hendricks) - RAC
Remix Artist Collective (RAC) was originally started by Andre Allen Anjos to bring DJs and other artists together to re-interpret songs through remixes, infusing a new feeling, a playful emotional quality or even just a bit of nuance to a track (rather than the standard remix, which often tends to be a very technical 'club mix', with a heavier bass and synth working within the same song). Recently, however, RAC has moved into creating their own original music, including Anjos' studio album from 2014, Strangers.
'Back of the Car (ftr. Nate Hendricks)' is a fun track, with an equally fun video which has found a wider audience thanks to its' featuring in FIFA 16, however it is still on the fringes of wider recognition. This fun, dance-y indie song is one the should get you moving, and is a great pick me up (or another one perfect for an upbeat swing on a road trip).
In the interest of not going pure indie pop/dance this week, let's take a sharp detour into folk rock. If you have not heard 'S.O.B.' by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats yet, that is unfortunate, as their second single, a soul/gospel infused rock song, with an old fashioned aesthetic that may have the most perfect video it could, is one of those songs that is going to worm its' way into heavy rotation.
After appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August, Conan, and a recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, this Denver-based band is quickly on the rise. Hop aboard this hype train, and try to not start bobbing and tapping along, as Nathaniel Rateliff's old-school, raw-soul voice embeds itself into your head...and then if you have a glass of bourbon in your hand suddenly...just go with it.
Thanks to everyone who checked out the last months' Apple Music Playlist! In case you haven't: knowing that a lot of folks are on the go, I have also compiled the October Tuesday Tunes into one handy Apple Music Playlist for your listening pleasure. Being a former DJ, I also could not just throw them on a list, so I put it together like they were in a set.
Support what you dig! It's soooo much cheaper than anything else out there. You cannot even buy penny candy for what one of the songs listed here would cost you....
See you again next Tuesday with 5 more tracks.