More of a rock/folk vibe this week, and there is one song that is a lot bigger than most of what I share one here...but I just like it so darn much that I couldn't help myself.
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.
Chariots - Paper Route
First up this week is this fantastically catchy bit of indie rock/post-punk from Nashville, Tennessee's Paper Route. There's a chance you may have heard Paper Route before, as they have been making some often quite fun post-punk shoegaze, and indie rock since 2004, having released several EPs and a few LPs over the past 10 years. Their latest (third) album Real Emotion is where "Chariots" is found, but I have to admit that I head the single due to its' use during a FIFA 17 trailer...and that got me hooked enough to have it in my daily playlist for the past week:
"Chariots" is an exercise in wonderful layering: this is a lush indie rock song, which uses a rising and falling swell of instrumentals, punctuated by a great rhythm/piano section that compliments (and often juxtaposes) JT Daly's vocals beautifully. I would be surprised if "Chariots" does not end up on my best of the year list in January.
How I Leapt From the Stratosphere - Mountains of the Moon
Every once in a while an alternative-folk song wanders across my...ears...I guess...and I catch myself singing, or in the case of Sweden's Mountains of the Moon track "How I Leapt From the Stratosphere", whistling along with it, and unconsciously swaying along. "Stratosphere" feels familiar, in the sense that there are moments where this feels like more of an old school folk song, before it jumps directly into now. This is as good as alternative-folk rock gets, and deserves to be heard by any and all folk fans, because...wow.
And if you dig "Stratosphere", make sure you do head to their link above and check out some of their other work; I'm particularly fond of "Transluscent Amber".
Antique Radio - Aux House
"Antique Radio" is one of those songs that kinda sneaked up on me: I have established my fondness for 90s college rock, and Aux House opens this track with what is essentially pure 90s college rock. Then the song seems to shift between a few different genres, using a variety of instruments (that sudden harmonica was a surprise), that somehow, turns into a fascinatingly constructed song--you are really listening to said "Antique Radio" in the track.
It's really quite cool, and I look forward to hearing more Aux House (their self-titled album is out and about now).
Airport Love - Jenny Broke the Window
"Airport Love" by Syndey, Australian band (with the best name I've found in a while) Jenny Broke the Window is a strange and fantastic indie rock track with a fascinating progression, moving from a very soft, almost sad song, building into an electric guitar (and string section) bit of indie rock that sneaks up on you, and then demands you hit repeat.
This is one of those cases where there's not a lot of music by Jenny Broke the Window out yet (two singles, debut EP Feels Good is expected on July 15), so there's not much else I can say, other than keep an eye on Jenny Broke the Window.
Good Grief - Bastille
Note: video is NSFW
Every once in a while I throw a new song from a bigger (and often originally indie) artist, and I could not pass up throwing this new song from London-based indie rock band Bastille, the band that you probably know because of their song "Pompeii" , however their whole first album Bad Blood was really, really good. Well they have been touring like crazy, and working on their second album (the hopefully soon to be released Wild World), which means we are starting to get singles.
Singles like "Good Grief". This is a song showing a not only a progression for the band, but that they have not lost their sweeping, almost cinematic roots. Honestly, I imagine all of you probably already know Bastille, so I don't really have to tell you anything, outside of the fact that this song is a little more harmony heavy than some of their earlier work...but it's more Bastille...and that should be cause enough for excitement.
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 theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the playlists for:
December 2015 & January 2016 (because I felt crazy)
Support what you dig! It's soooo much cheaper than anything else out there. You cannot even buy a rhythm divine for what one of the songs listed here would cost you...I had to listen to the radio for a bit today....it did not go well.
We will see you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes, and the June Playlist!