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Tuesday Tunes--May 31, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--May 31, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

There's no theme to this week's Tuesday Tunes, as with this virus, I've been lucky to be able to keep myself awake through writing a description, let alone getting through a whole article...but rest assured, I have five really enjoyable indie tracks for you this week:

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.

Shark - Lisbon

First up this week is a great piece of indie alt-pop rock from Newcastle's Lisbon in "Shark". This bongo and electric guitar heavy track is really quite entertaining, and to be honest, this has been a song that I've been looking to put into a 'Tuesday Tunes' for a while; it may never break Lisbon as big as some of the other bands/tracks that you've seen on here, but it's just a damn good song that I don't think is getting enough attention.

If you're in the UK this summer, be sure to check Lisbon out on tour--I am sure that their shows will be high energy, and a fun summer evening.

Place To Stay - The Pylons

As I am still in the throes of fighting this virus, I have been a little all over the place when it comes to music, but there is always space for really good, mellow indie pop songs, and "Place To Stay" by East Midland's based The Pylons really fit the bill. The musical layering in this track is really quite excellent, but I have to say that it is really the guitar that keeps bringing me back to 'Place To Stay'; adding a bit of energy to the background of the vocals, the guitar really is the lynchpin of this least until there's suddenly horns. 


Regardless, if you are looking for a good "relax/kickback" song this week, definitely check out The Pylons.

Let Me Go - Albin Lee Meldau

Swedish singer/songwriter Albin Lee Meldau recently (like, last week) released his EP Lovers, and man...if you are looking for a new strong and soulful artist, Meldau's got you covered; 'Let Me Go' here (and the video is an acoustic version that really features Meldau's fantastic vocals) is one of those songs that, if you are into soulful, lounge-y music at all, is going to get its' hooks into you fast and deep. Check out the rest of Lovers as well if you dig 'Let Me Go', it's a very solid EP from a really exciting new artist.

Stardom - Lust For Youth

From their latest album Compassion, Danish retro-pop group Lust For Youth has delivered another pieces of 80s nostalgia fuel in 'Stardom'. This is a band that is essentially making radio-ready 80s euro-pop in 2016. To be honest, when I heard them, I thought that I had maybe accidentally gone to an 80s playlist and this was just one of the many songs from that decade that I feel I know, but don't. Turns out, 'Stardom' is a few months old, and I feel like I've known it for ever....but don't....

Really, if you are a fan of 80s music (The Cure, Depeche Mode, etc.) give Lust For Youth a shot.

Take My Hand - Night Lights

Wrapping this week up is Los Angeles based indie pop rock band Night Lights with their track "Take My Hand". This is another one of those tracks where the guitar really captured my imagination--I am quite fond of the progression found in "Take My Hand". At the end of the day, this is definitely an indie pop rock track, but Night Lights have a very well produced sound, and I look forward to seeing where they progress from here.

Here is the latest Apple Music Playlist (for April).  I have done my best to mix it all together like I'm spinning a set for you, but as that is hard to do without being able to fade, mix, or talk through the transitions, you will have to forgive a few hard edges...although this one was really fun to put together as it has something of a flow to it.

The March Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist is available here! February Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist, with all the songs put together the way we all like it, 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 cough drops for what one of the songs listed here would cost you...I should know, I've desperately needed them for like a week...

We will see you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes!

-S (@Shauncord)