As I start getting back into the swing of things after my -way too short- vacation, I'm definitely all over the place again this week.
I think I might just have to leave these "theme" week things for other folks...I don't sit for long enough in one genre...ever...to justify doing one...
Anyway. MUSIC TIME.
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.
Patient Man - Racing Glaciers
Macclesfield, England's Racing Glaciers, an alt-rock (with some folk elements) band leads Tuesday Tunes off this week with their single "Patient Man" off of their out this week (August 5th) debut album Caught in the Strange.
This is one of those tracks that just gets better every time you listen to it; the layering of sound, the gradual flow and build of a rhythm that is like its' own piece of a summer evening just rolling across you. There is a lot of alt-rock out there which is taking cues from folk, but there are few out there who are delivering complex and thoughtful work at the caliber of Racing Glaciers...you really owe it to yourself, if "Patient Man" clicks for you, to check Caught in the Strange out this Friday.
I believe this is the first Lithuanian artist I've featured here, with "Coming Home" by Radastai Djs featuring Beatrich. This means that I don't have as much information for you as I usually do...for my Lithuanian is pretty terrible, but "Coming Home" is one of the best electronic songs I have heard this year, and it's absolutely perfect for a chill summer day.
Beatrich's vocals are pitch perfect for this track, and...yeah...I think you should just kick back on a beach/patio/balcony somewhere, grab a drink, and enjoy it.
Mixtape 2003 - The Academic
Irish indie alt-rock band The Academic's second single (ever) "Mixtape 2003" in one of those tracks that I knew had to be on this list pretty much as soon as I heard it. This is a case of a song that feels familiar, as if I should be able to sing along to it, but is completely new. There's a lot of fun energy in The Academic (which I can only imagine would be even better live) The Academic is a band that you should be keeping an eye on in the near future.
"Mixtape 2003" is very well played, catchy, and a song that (even with the somewhat sad subject matter) brings a smile to pretty much every indie rock fan I've sent the song to...Let's be honest, there's a good chance you'll see them on Tuesday Tunes gain in the future as we get more from The Academic.
Oh, and as a little treat, here they are covering Taylor Swift's Style Live at Rte 2FM
Stop the Rain - Natives
Hailing from The New Forest UK, Natives(originally known as 'Not Advised') is a Tribal Pop-Rock band who have an amazing, upbeat, should be everywhere this summer single in "Stop the Rain". The fact that I haven't already heard this one the radio a bunch is a little ludicrous to me, however as they released the song 2 weeks ago, and I live in a city that is always behind.
Anyway, this happens to be one of those cases where I feel like the band described "Stop the Rain" (and in a sense, themselves, and why you should be listening to them) better than I can, so here is Natives' own description, from YouTube:
There’s a lot of negativity and Xenophobia in the world at the moment so It feels like the perfect time to share a positive story about mixing with other cultures...
Our love for percussion led us to Morocco, a Muslim country where the Arabic East meets sub-Saharan Africa. We instantly fell in love with the rhythm of the place, from the main squares to the mountains, everything had a beat. We met Berbers in Agadir, where drumming circles are a part of everyday social life and were captivated by the way rhythm was used to bring people together and tell stories. This idea, coupled with the welcoming warmth of the culture formed the heart and soul of Stop The Rain.
The people we met couldn’t have made us feel more welcome, we were repeatedly invited to play music with locals who were keen to pass on their techniques and knowledge and often invited us into their homes to share stories. It was a life-changing experience for us and completely reinforced our outlook on community, culture and the world.
Hold Me Down - Kabiria
To be honest, I have been sitting on "Hold Me Down" by Vancouver/Los Angeles indie electro-pop duo Kabiria for a little while, as I wanted to see if it was a song that stuck with me...well the answer to that is yes, considering how many times I have actually listened to it at this point.
"Hold Me Down" is a mix of...turntabilst electro, and like...1980s Madonna. And it's awesome. Very awesome. This will be on my 'I need to get happy' playlist for a long time, and if you are into...well what I already described, it will be on yours too. I am definitely looking forward to hearing more original singles from these two.
Plus the trippy, surrealist video is really simple, but man..I love watching it.
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 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 fly for what one of the songs listed here would cost you....I got out fly-fishing a couple of times on my vacation last week, and yeah...flies are expensive....
We will see you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes!