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Tuesday Tunes--June 7, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--June 7, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

Eclectic list this week, as I am clearing down my old phone lists of songs I have found that somehow never made it into my lists before now (for one reason or another--usually lack of a video) lets be honest, there are more songs than I know what to do with, so it's nice to go back and grab a couple from 2015 that slipped through.

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.

Portland, Oregon's Radiation City starts this Tuesday Tunes off with their intoxicating track "Juicy", which is a psychedelically sensual trip through what may have once been a pop song, and then became something wholly different. That's not to say this is a weird and/or noisepop track that is largely un-listenable (let's face it, there's some "indie" out there that's...."music"), 'Juicy' is at it's heart a very chill, patio, poolside, or hip bar song that may make you grab some sunglasses and something icy, and just zone out.

If you dig 'Juicy' don't forget to check out the rest of Radiation City's album SYNESTHETICA which is out now won't be disappointed.

Falling For the Evening - Golden Ears

Vancouver's Golden Ears have delivered a cool, mellow indie electronic pop track in "Falling for the Evening". The duo have continue to produce cinematic pop music, with their latest track "Can't Last" dropping about a month ago now, but there's just something in this, somewhat 80s tinged chill, yet deep piece, that just screaming to be listened to on a lazy, hot day, that I felt like sharing with you this week.

Plus, the video (as done as a part of the super-cool Storyhive initiative up here in Canada) is pretty damn amazing.

Peggy - Orchards

I think my favorite music genre description (directly from a band) that I have founds since I started doing Tuesday Tunes belongs to Brighton, UK's Orchards: they make Galaxy. Math. Pop.

What that means, apparently, is that you will get a well produced, excellently sung, almost perfect road trip song. This is just one of those tracks that gets better every time I listen to it; you will find something just a little bit different/catch another subtle layer in every subsequent listen of 'Peggy'. 'Peggy' (and Orchards) are a must for any math rock fans (think Minus the Bear)--check out their EP Constantly Moving if you're itching for more.

Hanging - Little Brother Eli

Oxford based blues rock band Little Brother Eli have their debut album Cold Tales releasing on June 24th, and it is high time that more people find out about this group. Personally I'm quite fond of "Hanging", the beginning of the song really draws you into the track, and the gritty guitar work really helps carry a strong, blues-y song home.

It kinda blows my mind that Little Brother Eli is not better known than they are...

I am really looking forward to Cold Tales, as I hope it really delivers a great blues-rock album again (as those have been few and far between since the golden era we keep covering on Throwback Tracks). Although if you are impatient, I also recommend "Who Do You"

No Woman - Whitney

Chicago/Portland based indie duo Whitney wraps up this week's Tuesday Tunes with their 60s tinged guitar pop song 'No Woman'. This is mellow, retro pop at it's finest, with absolutely excellent guitar punctuating what is a strangely melancholy song. The two, former members of Smith Westerns, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, really have a fascinating sound that works at every layer--this is yet another song that I know I will listen to sitting on my balcony when it's blazing hot outside, with a cool drink and a giant smile on my face.

Check out their excellent debut album Light Upon the Lake as well, and try and convince me you don't hear shades of the 60s throughout...

Feels late to be doing this, I know, but here is 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 kool-aid for what one of the songs listed here would cost you...I looked it was ridiculous!

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

-S (@Shauncord)