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Tuesday Tunes--January 26, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--January 26, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

This week, as we get into the dead of winter, I decided to go with a bit more of a Tuesday Tunes to chill by the fire by, or one that you could enjoy as you pack to get away from the snow.

If you don't live in a place where there's a winter, then I suggest enjoying this list out in the sun...knowing that a good chunk of us are totally jealous.

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 like.

Campfire Anthem - Revive Us

Starting us off this week with what has already become one of my absolute favourite chill songs of the year. Revive Us' (aka Chris Davies) track is guided by a straight up awesome whistling rhythm, and features such great, organic sounds throughout that gives 'Campfire Anthem' a really different, almost traditional (Japanese almost) feel, with a great modern switch-back into a more produced sound.  This is one of those Tuesday Tunes that I encourage you to listen to while traveling, or my favorite, sitting with a drink in hand, watching the world pass by.

Run Away - Clubhouse

Clubhouse, a five-member indie pop band from Ohio (and not to be confused with the Italian Electro group Club House) are up next with their single 'Run Away'. This track is a kickback and relax sort of song that is just the right blend of radio-friendly pop that means this song could very easily be one that you hear a fair amount from, especially when it comes to soundtrack or commercial work.  It's got a good sound to it, and I for one am looking forward to seeing what happens with Clubhouse next, and if they grow their sound.

The Hook - Flybear

Flybear, a young American producer is one that I just sort of stumbled across and have to say that 'The Hook' is one of those great instrumental tracks that does not feel over-produced, and gets down to the business of getting a smile on your face (while you jam on it a bit, because it has some serious feel to it). There is not too much else I can say about Flybear, as he's really, really new, but head on over to his Soundcloud and check out a couple other tracks, especially if you're into this underwater-organic beat--there's a YouTube comment by user Baelfire that I think describes this track best: "This sounds like an underwater Japanese arcade game." 

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Nothing But Space ftr. Aqui - Keys N Krates

Toronto based trap-electonic-hip hop group Keys N Krates has been around since 2008, and producing stylish and eclectic beats consistently since. On their just released EP Midnite Mass is this fun and funky melody juxtaposing off of the beautiful vocals from Laura Aqui. This is one of those songs that works for Electronic fans, but could easily cross-over with a wider appeal thanks to its' clever synth hooks.

If you are into Electronic. DnB, or Trap, and you haven't heard some Keys N Krates, then I really hope you give some of their other releases (having 5 EPs since 2011), and perhaps check out their tour schedule, as they are touring North America extensively in support of Midnite Mass.

Seer - Motopony

Thought I would dip back into the archives a bit with the last song of the week with this song from Tacoma, Washingont's Motopony's 2009 self-titled release. There's something about this indie alt-rock song (which I admittedly did not come across until 2011) that just works for me. The combination of dusty electric guitar, organ, and that stomp-clap rhythm makes this one of those songs that I always seem to dig out when winter rolls around again, as it just gets down into my soul a bit, and makes me hum it off and on until the snows start to disappear again.

I also happen to live next to a damn cold river, so there's that "it's a song for me" nonsense in there too...


Here is the November Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist, with all the tunes from the month built together into a set list (as if I was spinning them for you somewhere, just without being able to talk your through hard transitions). Remember, I am going to put December and January into a list together, to accommodate my vacation, and make sure you are not just getting a few songs.

The October Apple Music Playlist is still available of course as well, in case you have not caught that one yet (or just need more in your life).

Support what you dig! It's soooo much cheaper than anything else out there.  You cannot even buy a set of fuzzy dice for your rearview mirror (that you totally always wanted) for what one of the songs listed here would cost you....stupid economy.

If you're hoping for an Apple Music Playlist of my Top 15 Song of 2015 (in order) you are in luck, as it is right here

See you again next week, with a new set of tunes AND the massive December/January Playlist

-S (@Shauncord)