As we round into September, this week takes a bit more of a folk slant to it, but there is still that bit of range, so there should be something for every Tuesday Tunes fan. PLUS, the August Playlist is available at the bottom!
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.
Ghosts of 1999 - Selahphonic
Long time readers of Tuesday Tunes will not be surprised when I talk about "Ghosts of 1999", not because I have talked about Australian indie pop band Selahphonic before, but I have been fairly clear about my fondness for groups who take sounds, and instrumentation ideas from previous eras, and rework them. Selahphonic brilliantly blends a modern, catchy indie aesthetic, with some of the very best parts of 1980s pop music to create something that is warm, fresh, and exciting--"Ghosts of 1999" is a perfect end of summer, start of autumn song that I really hope gets more exposure for Selahphonic, as they're pretty bloody fantastic.
Plus, talk about a relate-able video: who hasn't lived with a jerk rabbit?
Bitter - Wylder
Washington DC indie folk band Wylder returns again to the list this week (remember when we talked about them in July? Exactly!) Well they released another video, this time for the delightful "Bitter", a song about a man's love for his favorite sweater...seriously.
Honestly, I do not have much new to say about Wylder--I still love their folk aesthetic, their use of violin to add something a little different to their sound, and "Bitter" really showcases both how fun the band is, but again shows of their well layered, and expertly produced sound. If you did indie folk, and you haven't checked out Wylder's album Rain and Laura yet, I do not know if I can help you...
Journey (Ft. Hi-Ly) - BEAR
Folk House is an oddly satisfying addition that has floated around dance & radio circles for the past few years, and BEAR's track "Journey (Ft. Hi-Ly) is a pretty excellent example of how the genre can work when it is done right. This track is balanced well between acoustics, banjo, and the more traditional bounce of a house track. This song has been a perfect addition to my late summer hikes, as there's just something that feels earthy and warm about "Journey", and the lyrics just work perfectly to tie everything together.
My Dear - Ark & Ocean
Vancouver's indie pop group Ark & Ocean have a really interesting track in "My Dear"--it combines some cinematic alternative elements with a sort of indie folk aesthetic to make a song that sounds kind of like a brand new, super comfortable sweater: it's warm, it's got some familiarity, but there's something about it that is just all to itself.
....it's chilly, and I am apparently thinking a lot about sweaters...
So far, Ark & Ocean have only released three singles, "My Dear" included, and I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with should they release an EP or LP soon.
Goddess - ALPHA(SoundWav)
Wrapping up this week with a little indie R&B/Soul from Toronto's Alpha in "Goddess". This track won me over with it's balance between the super-smooth vocals, and the light, looping guitar--"Goddess" has a perfect late-night vibe to it, that honestly needs to find its' way into swank lounges, so I can listen to this while sipping on a cocktail and looking across the city lights.
Shoutout to @visionistamusic for bringing this track to my attention.
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 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 sweater for what all of the songs listed here would cost you..figured I might as well stick with the theme of the day...
We will see you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes!