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Tuesday Tunes--October 11, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--October 11, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

Decided to grab a few songs that have slipped through in my notes from the past few months (that I've dug, but just didn't get into a list yet--a list that gets longer and longer as Tuesday Tunes goes on), which means that we are all over the place this week, but sometimes those really are the best, aren't they?

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 that we are enjoying, 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.

Alone + Alive - Stevie B Wolf

First up this week is "Alone + Alive" from New York indie pop artist Stevie B Wolf. This is one of those songs that worms its' way into your head--it's not only catchy, but has a feeling that is both nostalgic (perhaps thanks to the piano, drum combination), and yet new--long time readers of Tuesday Tunes will recognize that I have a fondness for artists who experiment with using techniques and sounds from the past, and project them forward into making really good music, and that's exactly what Stevie B Wolf does here. 

Indie-pop fans, and anyone who enjoyed some of those softer, college rock style ballads needs to give "Alone + Alive" a look. 

Are You Ready - Prides

Originally from Glasgow, Prides is an indie pop-rock duo who have delivered a really snappy track in "Are You Ready?". There's a little bit of The 1975 in here in the way Prides layer their vocals and rhythms with guitar etc., though there's a bit more grind in the guitar which gives the track a bit more jump. I think Prides is another one of those indie bands in the UK that with a little bit more exposure, and more great indie tracks like this, are going to start popping up all over the place.

Even though it does seem like he is saying "Are You Freddy?" which could make this song a deep dive into Nightmare on Elm Street paranoia...

Wander - Tim Atlas

Tim Atlas is a Californian singer/songwriter who has given us one of those 'perfect for a roadtrip' tracks in "Wander". The balance between the subtle rhythms, the beautifully played acoustic guitar, and the vocals all add up into a song that I desperately wish I had on some of my summer playlists (now that it is, you know, snowing where I live), but even then, this is just as great a listen when walking in the snow around the trees, on the train, or if you're lucky enough to have a vacation coming.

Atlas is heading out on tour this November as well, so if you're looking for a chill get-out-the-house concert next month, check the dates on his website (linked above). 

Fate - PINES

Sometimes I am just struck by an electronic track and it needs to be included on here, and that's pretty much exactly what happened with PINES' "Fate"; fans of ODESZA owe it to themselves to look into this Adelaide based artist who has so skillfully blended a beautifully organic sound (punctuated with strings and piano) into a chill vibe that is 'snowy afternoon with a hot beverage perfect'. 

I should know, it has been on repeat here for about an hour...

Vibration - Cadillac Muzik

Wrapping us up this week is the chill and funky "Vibration" from Texas' Alternative Hip Hop duo Cadillac Muzik. The band describes themselves better than I ever could : "We as Cadillac Muzik want to make the music we love and reach the world in a positive way through our artistry, giving the people powerful and authentic music that inspires them to embrace their originality and individuality“.

"Vibration" is one of those absolutely perfect kickback and groove alt-hip hop tracks that needs to be played at a beach, a pool, or just when you and yours are hanging out, relaxing with nothing to do. Not only is "Vibration" a great listen, but it should also serve as a shoutout to hip hop fans, and funk fans, that Cadillac Muzik is an artist that they should be listening to right now. 

Here's the Apple Music Playlist for September 2016! I think this list might be missing the most songs off of it that any Tuesday Tunes playlist ever has, but that is what happens with indie music--but you do get 17 great tracks this month, so it by no means feels bare. Nor was it super quick & easy for me to put together...but that's a given.

Remember, if you want me to put these playlists on other services (like Spotify), let me know on Twitter (I've linked it below)

If you're looking for more Tuesday Tunes, are late to the party, or just want more in your day, here are the playlists for:

August 2016
July 2016

June 2016

May 2016
April 2016

March 2016 

There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check out earlier articles or search on Apple Music itself. 

If you're wanting me to put these playlists on other music services (ones that I don't regularly use myself) let me know in the comments below. 

See you again next Tuesday with five more Tuesday Tunes! 

-S (@Shauncord

photo credit: Will Folsom Records via photopin (license)