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DSD December 8, 2017: "Pass it Down" - Hidden Charms


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DSD December 8, 2017: "Pass it Down" - Hidden Charms

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'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. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!

Pass it Down - Hidden Charms

Wrapping up the week here on the Daily Song Drop we have a great, retro-feeling indie rock track from London-based Hidden Charms. 

Check out their latest single, "Pass it Down" below: 

"Pass it Down" has such a delightfully 1960s-1970s blues rock vibe to it: just the right amount of twang to the guitar (but not enough to border into country music, and thus into something irritating), a simple beat, and endlessly warm harmonies...this is a track that feels like you have stumbled out of a time machine and into the best, laid-back house/bonfire party you possibly could have. 
For me especially, "Pass it Down" immediately called up great memories of fly-fishing with my father, or specifically, driving to the mountains and listening to classic rock. This is a song that pours on the nostalgia, but does not lapse into feeling like a re-tread, or tired; Hidden Charms have nailed a retro-indie rock song here, and I just can't stop listening to it. 

This happened to be my first stumble across Hidden Charms (apparently, an apt as hell name) but I checked out their 2016 EP Harder from Here and frankly, if you dig "Pass it Down", you really do need to grab it: it has some great, gritty (occasionally borderline psychedlic) retro-rock, with an (albeit early) favourite of mine being "I Just Wanna Be Left Alone"

Here is the November Apple Music Playlist, and the November Spotify Playlist! I'm pretty happy with the flow on this one (and it was, for a change, a bit easier to put together thanks to how the tracks fit together). I also feel like this playlist has just the right amount of variation in it to make it awesome for any and all holiday travelling that you may have coming up...

You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here: 

ICYMI (somehow) here are the October 2017 Apple Music PlaylistSeptember 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD PlaylistJune 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!

Not to mention the fact that we totally also have a June '17 Spotify List, a July '17 Spotify List, an August '17 Spotify List, the September 2017 Spotify Playlist, and October '17 Spotify Playlist 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 in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:

 Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016

Dec 16/Jan 17

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!

-S (@Shauncord

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