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Tuesday Tunes--September 13, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--September 13, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

Much more of a chill vibe here this week than we have had recently, and yet another returning artist (this time for their third appearance on Tuesday Tunes), with an even wider array of countries represented. 

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.

Far Away - Marsicans

This is the third appearance by Marsicans on Tuesday Tunes, the first being for their track "Arms of Another" , and then again for "Swimming" in May. I really cannot say much more about this indie pop rock group from Leeds, as...I have already said it...

"Far Away" is another example of the Marsicans' ability to create, fun, upbeat pop-rock that is excellently layered, and features a combination of a very catchy guitar lick, as well as wonderful harmonies throughout. Marsicans are currently touring the UK, and, I have to say, hopefully working toward a full album release soon. 

Fire - Sivan Talmor

Israeli singer-songwriter Sivan Talmor's "Fire" is one of those tracks that you know I am going to be a fan of: she has an absolutely gorgeous, retro-style voice, and has produced a cinematic force of a track. The combination of the horns, the bass, and the reverberated guitar (used in such a cool, vintage, southwestern way) combined with Talmor's restrained, smooth vocals creates a song that needs to be heard--It's almost insistently cool. 

Seriously though, if Talmor is not tapped to sing/create a theme for a James Bond film, or included in something by Quentin Tarantino, something is seriously 

Any fans of Fiest owe it to themselves to dig deeper into Sivan Talmor's catalog. If you are looking for more, her album Fire released earlier this year, and you will love it.

Four Dots - Sleepers' Reign

Sleepers' Reign is a five-piece Belgian band who have a sound that is genre-bending, and a little tricky to describe--they themselves refer to it as "soulful alt-ronica", which does the job fairly well. While it does not have the same particular, soaring sound, Sleepers' Reign reminds me a bit of some of My Morning Jacket's work.

 In "Four Dots" you get a chill, electronic song, with soaring, and indeed soulful vocals, that carries the song through a feeling that is sort of akin to something I would expect to find at a great, late night, outdoor party. This is a great song for release at this time, as there's something to me that makes "Four Dots" feel like a great late night, watching the city lights on an autumn day sort of track. 

Sleepers' Reign's debut album King into Delight releases this Friday (the 16th of September), so if you dig "Four Dots", be sure to check it out. 

The Coast - Megan Carsello

I never really put instrumentals into Tuesday Tunes, however I wanted to make an exception for Megan Carsello's "The Coast" this week, as there's just something about this track that makes me feel good; every time I hear this track, I get a smile on my face. It's largely thanks to a combination of bright, summery piano combined with an a fun, alt-light drum accompaniment. Try listening to this and not feeling a little better. 

Carsello posts new work weekly: mostly covers, with the occasional original track peppered in, but I do suggest you check out some of her other instrumental work--it's really, very good. 

Homesick - Kyoto Skies

Syndey, Austalia based electronic quartet Kyoto Skies wrap this week up with their beautifully orchestrated track "Homesick". This is the kind of chill, slightly melancholic track that I always love finding, as they're perfect for late nights, and with winter coming (here at least) I always love tracks like this for those chilly, silent days. Beautiful vocals are emphasized perfectly by excellent, organic feeling instrumentation here, with that flute really standing out, and pushing "Homesick" ahead of a lot of the rest of the chill-electronic pack. I can see this hitting a lot of my 'relaxing' playlists for the months to come. 

Just this past week, Kyoto Skies also released a brand new track called "Start Again", to give you another look into their sound--this one being more synth-clap heavy, and a bit more sweeping than "Homesick". 


Here's the Apple Music Playlist for August 2016! You know these 5 week playlists always take a little bit longer, and are that little bit more stressful, but this one wasn't too bad, plus there were a couple of songs missing, so it was really only three more tunes than usual. I also have to say, this is probably one of my favorite months since I've started, and it has made a really solid playlist! 

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:

July 2016

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 a rock for what all of the songs listed here would cost you..seriously, have you seen rock prices lately?

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

-S (@Shauncord)

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