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Tuesday Tunes--June 21, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--June 21, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

Felt a bit more mellow this week, just I hope you find something in here that is perfect for your summer, or that you just want to zone out to...and I'm pretty sure I've got you covered if you like electro-pop.

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.

Tree of Life - Funeral Suits

First up this week is alternative group Funeral Suits and their track "Tree of Life", the first song they have released from their forthcoming second album. Funeral Suits is a band who makes music with a purpose: this song (and particularly the dark, somewhat twisty video) is intended to make people think, specifically about society at large (and the seven deadly sins), while also sounding like really excellent alt-rock.

I cannot really describe Funeral Suits better than this: you are either really going to like it, or it won't be for you at all.

All You Need - Reddening West

Hailing from Austin, TX, Reddening West is an indie folk group which released their debut EP Where We Started in March of this year, and it is one of those perfect 'chill' folk albums. Reddening West delivers soft, subtle music, which gets better every time you listen to it; this is incredibly layered folk which is almost better described as having texture. This is honestly some of the best tranquil indie that I have found since I've started doing Tuesday Tunes, and I have to say that Where We Started should be a must have for fans of the genre, or even anyone who is looking for the perfect album for a rainy evening.

Blame - LEO ISLO

Indie electronic/pop artist LEO ISLO released his latest EP Golden Grave with PUZL on June 13th, and it is really, really good electro-pop. Good in the sense that, I have no idea how I havenot heard LEO ISLO before now, and I'm actually a little grumpy about that fact. He reminds me a lot of an Australian DJ (Hook the Captain) that I was very, very fond of in high school, though with more of a lyrical, and layered style.

"Blame" is an excellent song, taking something of a sad subject, and juxtaposing it with a pure, middle of the night club electro beat--this is one of those songs that will be played in those clubs that you want to exist, and totally do, but you never quite find on the right night. I know if I was still spinning, this would be in my rotation as soon as the sun went down, every set, and is 100% ready for every summer everything.

Electro-pop fans? It's time to start paying attention to LEO ISLO...

Paralyzed - Chelsea Lankes

Speaking of electro-pop, Chelsea Lankes' dream-like "Paralyzed" off of here self-titled EP is our penultimate entry this week. This track is wholly constructed to make the most of the soft, almost ethereal vocals, with the hazy electro backings there to emphasize Lankes' voice, and deliver what is a completely chill summer love song aching to be played on repeat.

Summer romance? Here's "your" song.
You're welcome.

Ghost Naps - Izzard

Thought I would wrap this week up with a little bit of ambient for you, in "Ghost Naps" by Izzard. This soft, peaceful (and I have seen it called "fluffy") track is excellent "wind down", or for my brothers and sisters who suffer from insomnia, "finally zone and sleep" music. There is something so perfectly warm, and comfortable about "Ghost Naps", and in the end, as far as I am concerned, that is exactly what the really great ambient tracks deliver.

I'll make sure I put this at the end of the June playlist...that way there's no dozing off in the middle...

Here's the Apple Music Playlist for May 2016! 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

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:
April 2016

March 2016 

February 2016

December 2015 & January 2016 (because I felt crazy)

November 2015

October 2015

Support what you dig! It's soooo much cheaper than anything else out there.  You cannot even buy a a dollar for what one of the songs listed here would cost you...isn't that weird? Thanks mint.

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

-S (@Shauncord)