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Tuesday Tunes--March 15, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--March 15, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

A little all over the board this week in terms of style and genre, but when it comes to St. Patrick's Day and Daylight Savings making all of us miserable and tired this week, can you really blame me for going eclectic?

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.

Mr. Mistake - Nevermen

Nevermen are the musically amorphous trio of Tunde Adebimpe (of TV on the Radio), Adam “Doseone” Drucker (rapper and founder of co-founder of Anticon), and Mike Patton (Faith No More) released their first collaborative record Nevermen and it is exactly what you would expect from three artists like these: eclectic, a little random, and oh so good.

"Mr. Mistake" is hard to describe: it's upbeat, a little psychedelic, catchy, and yet layers three-part harmonies in a way that makes it feel like it could have easily been featured in a Jim Henson film at some point, or you would hear it in a fun PIXAR movie.  

Sometimes - Oscar

London's Oscar Scheller (Oscar for short) has been releasing snappy indie pop singles for a while now, and "Sometimes", the debut single off of his 'expected in May' debut album Cut and Paste is everything you could hope for when it comes to Indie Brit pop. There is something very new wave and familiar about it, weaving synth and guitar together into something quite smashing, and Oscar's voice is unique, yet feels so undeniably retro that "Sometimes" instantly becomes one of those catchy songs that will stick in your head for weeks.

That's assuming that it does not end up in a Wes Anderson, or Richard Linklater film and explode everywhere in the next couple months...

Sun Razor - Jaguar

Felt like including a little indie folk this week, with the Toronto based foursome Jaguar's "Sun Razor". This is one of those feel good tracks that I love including in Tuesday Tunes--a toe-tapping tapestry of harmonies and acoustic guitar, "Sun Razor" is a near-perfect road trip song, and I for one fully intend on listening to it on my next drive around the country side.

Jaguar is just getting started, dropping their first single in September of last year, released an album Jaguar, by Jaguar on their Bandcamp soon after, andhave been jamming and playing local shows since, including one coming up at Lees Palace in Toronto Ontario this coming Saturday (the 19th).

Charade - The Apollo Affair

Wisconsin based The Apollo Affair released the first single off of their upcoming debut album Start the Fire in "Charade" last week, an energetic indie acoustic song that really hearkens back to acoustic grunge and rock sets of the 1990s. There is a lot to like here, both from the energetically finessed guitar work of Chris Shanafelt, and the raw, emotional voice of Megan Mehl rolling across the melody.

I hope they continue with this rougher, darker acoustic sound across the album, as I would be very interested to see what else they come up with to further develop their sound.

New York 93 - Yaeji  


New York based producer Kathy Lee has been developing mellow and fascinating electronic music under the name Yaeji since early last year, and recently released "New York 93" as part of underground electronic label GODMODE's Faculty Series (which I definitely recommend for any electronic music fan on the whole). This is just one of those great downtempo electronic songs that you would never be shocked at hearing at a trendy martini bar (or in a film), and is one whose subtle beat, and hypnotic vocals has kept me with a relaxed smile on my face all week. 

The February Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist, with all the songs put together the way we all like it--it's a good list this month, and it was fairly easy to put together into a set...the lack of folk metal helped, but there is still the odd jump that I would talk you through if I was actually spinning this.

The Massive, 2-month (and almost impossible to blend together) December & January Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist is right here. The November Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist and the October Apple Music Playlist is still available of course as well, in case you have not caught those 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 scrunchie for what one of the songs listed here would cost you....they're...back...yay?

See you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes!

-S (@Shauncord)