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Tuesday Tunes--September 27, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--September 27, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

I kept promising to have a few more uptempo tracks in here, so this week I felt I had to deliver, PLUS I have a couple debut singles in here as well, plus another new country to the list of where we've had bands appear on Tuesday Tunes!

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 that we are enjoying, 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.

Seasons Change - Cante Diem 

Starting Tuesday Tunes this week with a little indie rock from Budapest's Cante Diem in "Seasons Change". Working together since 2009, this is one of those indie bands that you can really hear a love of music in their work; "Seasons Change" has a incredibly danceable, effortlessly cool feel to it that the best indie rock somehow just seems to ooze over your speakers. This is just one of those tracks that sneaks up on you, and ends up on repeat throughout the day. 

I also recommend you check out the rest of their latest EP Silver Doe which released earlier this year for even more Cante Diem awesomeness. 

Enemy - Beach Casino

When it comes to indie-pop (and especially indie electro-pop), I'm always looking for something that stands out, and for me, Beach Casino's "Enemy" nails it. There is something in "Enemy" that seems to blend the hallmarks of two different styles of indie pop into one cohesive sound, which thanks to the combination of laid-back guitar and slightly urgent (say, a relaxed urgency) vocals make "Enemy" a song that catches you a bit off guard, and then sinks in. 

Looking forward to see what this trio comes up with next. 

Dusk Till Dawn - Lejon

Lejon hit me up on Twitter when the duo were releasing their debut single "Dusk Till Dawn" back in August, and I've got to say that I really do enjoy this little bit of indie-electro crossed with a retro 80s vibe--not only is it very well produced, but it is an excellently balanced. "Dusk Till Dawn" pours the 1980s at you, not only through the vocals, or the overall vibe of the track, but you will know exactly what I am talking about when you roll into the guitar, but at no point does the song fall into a stale "I've heard this before" pattern; the modern indie-electro infusion behind the vintage sound really makes this track stand out. 

Lejon have, well, this track so far, but I look forward to seeing what happens next (with a hope that they have an uptempo 80s jam lurking). 

Cross My Mind - A R I Z O N A

New Jersey's A R I Z O N A returns to the list this week (having featured once back in February) with their latest single "Cross My Mind". Again, they have delivered an brilliantly layered indie pop track, this one taking a more cinematic sweep to it, as "Cross My Mind" really flows into space with swelling, more danceable melody, and again, catchy as hell lyrics. 

They have been playing shows for little over a year now, and have been getting some really neat remixes done, so I continue to believe that there will be an album for all indie-pop fans to get lost in soon.

Lost in the Sauce (Explicit) - Translee

I don't often include any rap in Tuesday Tunes (as it's not a scene I know as well as the others), but "Lost in The Sauce" by Atlanta-based, Alabama-raised Translee is a song I needed to make an exception for: this is damn good

Rap has really become bogged down in clubs--while there is a lot of fun, and good hip hop out there, so much of it is grounded by the fact that it is pursuing that club bounce that it's homogenizing the sound. "Lost in the Sauce" is not that. At all. Translee himself calls it "conversational rap", and it primarily features Translee's excellent vocals and throughtful lyrics, a piano, and a simple bass rhythm that stays out of the way of everything else. This is one of those tracks from an MC that should bring them to the forefront, and I cannot imagine that Translee is going to remain indie and underground for long. 

Check out his album M.A.O.T.P. Pt. 1 which dropped a couple weeks ago--it's great. 

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

We will see you again next week with 5 more indie tracks, and the September playlist on Tuesday!

-S (@Shauncord)

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