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. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
The Monster - Bird Concerns
Wrapping up this week on the Daily Song Drop, we have a new single from Los Angeles based indie rock band Bird Concerns called "The Monster".
Check it out below:
I like how Bird Concerns have fused a lot of nods to classic-sounding rock and roll, and garage/grunge, with a modern indie rock sound to create a track in "The Monster" that has a great, west-coast (read: perfect for chilling to on a hot day, or driving along the coast with it blaring) vibe to it. The electric guitar adds an energy to the song that, for all intents and purposes cruises at a mid-tempo vibe, but feels like it is just about to burst into a higher pace, and that tease is executed perfectly here as every subtle change (new riff, harmonized chorus) really jumps out of the speakers because of it.
If you dig "The Monster" be sure to check out some of Bird Concerns' earlier work, including their album 'Til Morning Comes or their 2017 EP Is This Really Love? to get a really good sense of what the band's sound is, with a favourite of mine being the jazzy "Can You Tell"
As promised, here are the January 2018 Apple Music Playlist, and the January 2018 Spotify Playlist for the Daily Song Drop. It seems like we are starting off the month with the traditional "one song is missing" (that being "Board It Up" by Nekokat), but all in all it's a pretty fun list to start the year off!
Plus it was not the usual soul-murdering December/January blended list that always drove me nuts every year with its' "two months" of songs to try and fit together.
Who does that?
Anyway: as always, you can also check out the January Spotify List here:
ICYMI (somehow) here are the December Apple Music Playlist, November Apple Music Playlist, October 2017 Apple Music Playlist, September 2017 Apple Music Playlist 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!
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, October '17 Spotify Playlist, November Spotify Playlist, and December '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 theguysfrom.com in your day, here are a few other playlists:
Apple Music TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Spotify TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016
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 with another new song!
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.