Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Money - The Beaches
Today I thought that it would be nice to get a real change of pace on the Daily Song Drop heading into the weekend, and what better way than to get a little indie alt-rock snarl in here from Toronto's The Beaches with their track "Money".
Check out the official video (first time I've gotten to say that in a while) below:
There was a...for lack of a better word, brand of alt-rock that rippled along through the late 1990s and early 2000s that, while it never really went away, faded out in a lot of ways with the heavy rise of folk-rock, but sometimes I think we all just need a gritty, guitar and drum heavy bit of rock music that feels like it has some dirt on it--that has that rebellious spirit that can only be found in grunge-y garage rock. That, in so many words, is the way The Beaches make me feel whenever I listen to their work (and I have been for quite a while now)--"Money" is the first single off of their debut album Late Show (which was released earlier this month) and it has everything a rock fan needs: a great beat, a kicking electric guitar, excellent, half sass/half snarl vocals, and a hook of a chorus that will stick with you for weeks.
Honestly, I could've pulled any number of tracks off of Late Show for you today; fans of Metric or say, The Strokes really should be giving these four women a listen now, because there is a very good chance that their current tour is swinging around your area (if you're in North America) and soon, and I can only imagine that they would be great to see live (click that link above to see dates/tickets).
And if you are an alt-rock fan (and "Money" was up your alley), you owe it to yourself to pick up Late Show, I'm particularly fond of "T-Shirt", and "Gold" (on top of today's track)
The September 2017 Apple Music Playlist and September 2017 Spotify Playlist are ready! As is tradition, the lists are missing a track ("To Do" (Be Yourself) by LEMZI), but I suppose that's just something that you're going to be used to be now considering the way this always seems to go.
You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here:
ICYMI (somehow) here are the August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD Playlist, June 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17, DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!
If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter
If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:
There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check older "Tuesday Tunes" articles, or search on Apple Music itself.
See you again next week!
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song 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.