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DSD March 20, 2018: "Freud Division" - Damen


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DSD March 20, 2018: "Freud Division" - Damen

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!

Freud Division - Damen

Today on the Daily Song Drop we have "Freud Division", the latest single from Swedish indie rock band Damen, which you can check out below: 

Sometimes, when I am listening to indie alt-rock, I am looking for something that has a chill, road-trip ready feel to it, and that is exactly what Damen have delivered in "Freud Division" -- there are some hints of Joy Divison/early New Order in the way they use and layer their instrumentation (which you are especially going to hear in the electric guitar), and the whole track takes place at a perfectly deliberate pace. Setting them off in a different direction, however, is their use of modern, bar-rock style vocals that wrap the whole song in such a chill, "hang out with your friends" vibe, and thanks to just a little bit of fuzziness, leads me to believe that "Freud Division" will find itself put to good use on some upcoming summer BBQ playlists. 

If this is your first introduction to Damen, be sure to check out their self-titled EP to get a real sense of their range of indie rock sounds, with a favourite of mine being "Drugs (Waiting Room)".

The February 2018 DSD Apple Music List and February 2018 DSD Spotify List are available! These ones where admittedly tricky as it is a short month (meaning there are fewer songs for me to build the set with), and we are also missing a couple from the lists: "Coward's Castle" by Monti and "highr" by buuzey. However, I have to say that I do enjoy the playlist this month, and I hope you will check it out (at the links above), and share it with your friends! 

If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or search for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!

See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop! 

-S (@Shauncord

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