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Tuesday Tunes--August 16, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--August 16, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

This week, I'm bringing you five rather different songs...because that's what I do here now; take that future me who has to build these all into a somewhat competent playlist...

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.

I Wish I was Sober - Frightened Rabbit

Scottish indie folk rock group Frightened Rabbit have been making some pretty great indie music since 2003, however I did not really stumble across them until their album Winter of Mixed Drinks in 2010. Over the past 13 years, things have obviously changed (the odd lineup change, different record labels etc.), but one thing that has remained the same is that Frightened Rabbits always manages to produce absolutely excellent music.

"I Wish I was Sober" is off of their latest studio album Painting of a Panic Attack, their fifth studio album, which released this past April. This song is just beautiful. Plain and simple, this is just a great track--some of you may recognize it from it's use in the Showtime series Roadies, but if not, and this is your first introduction to Frightened Rabbit, then please enjoy, and check out a whole pile of great indie folk rock.

Denial - Hoyle

Florida-based indie rock band Hoyle are next up this week with their fun, summery pop-rock track "Denial". This song is reminiscent of an American Authors track, but ups the complexity, while still giving off a relaxed vibe, despite the upbeat rhythm. The second time I heard the song, I actually caught myself singing along to it; always an excellent sign for me when I'm listening to new music.

Be sure to check this out--it is also a part of their Simple Pleasures EP, which is available now, and the band has stated that they are currently working on their debut album. I have found that a lot of the rest of their catalog is slower, more thoughtful indie rock tracks, so I am looking forward to seeing what direction they decide to take.

Plus, for fun, if you head to their website, you can find a pretty smashing cover of REM's "Losing My Religion".

They Don't Know Us - Kilter

Kilter, an Australian producer/DJ has been working through a variety of different sounds, and I have to say that whatever he did with "They Don't Know Us" seems to have him onto something. This is both smooth, and a little eclectic (try and explain it better once you hear that tropic, snyth-y blend), and works so well with the tracks vocals providing the more even-keel part to the song. It's catchy, it's danceable, and perfect for a late summer dance party.

Time On The Line - JNCTRE

I have to say that this Staffordshire duo intrigue me. Tracks like "Time On The LIne" off of their EP None of Us Are New is such a neat mix of soul, snyth, a bit of a dirty, blues electric guitar, and lyrics that end up stuck in your head for days...They have only really been around since 2015, and are just starting to gain more and more traction, with great releases like this one, and their latest single "Do Wrong" recently getting some feature play from BBC Introducing as part of the 'T in the Park 2016' festival.

Honestly, I think if you're looking for a little slice of atmospheric, synthed out awesome, just grab None of Us Are New: you will not be disappointed.

twentythousand - EXES

Decided to end this week with this gorgeous piece of ambient-dream pop from Los Angeles duo EXES. "twentythousand" is one of those songs that can sneak up on you, as it slowly brings you into a world, telling that all-too-familiar story of loves lost, beautifully layered within Allie McDonald's vocals. "twentythousand" has been one of my go-to late night songs for weeks now, and I just realized that I apparently hadn't shared it with you yet, for which I apologize, because anyone who regularly reads Tuesday Tunes, and digs on dream pop...may have been robbed of this fantastic song, and great new group for too long.

EXES' latest single, "Like You" which they released a couple of weeks ago is easily another example as to why EXES is a group that dream pop fans should be paying close attention to.

Here's the Apple Music Playlist for July 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...weirdly enough, I started from the bottom with this one, which never usually works...but here we are.

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:

June 2016

May 2016
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 iridium for what one of the songs listed here would cost you....sorry...No Man's Sky is out for my brain's a little chemical and space based at the moment.

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

-S (@Shauncord)