Friday, September 12, 2014

Some Music I Liked This Week

Perfume Genius

A couple of months ago, I shared "Queen" by Perfume Genius. It was the first single from his forthcoming record, Too Bright (9/23). Earlier this week, Mike Hadreas shared his latest single in the form of this music video. Needless to say, my ideas for Halloween costumes grew exponentially. Costumes aside, this is shaping up to be a righteous record.


Sondre Lerche

Maybe it's because I played Two Way Monologue to death in high school. Maybe it's because I follow him on Twitter. Or maybe it's the light, witty and approachable way Sondre Lerche writes music, but I feel like we've been friends for years. In any case, it's why I feel compelled to share his newest single from the forthcoming album, Please (9/23). It's familiar, but refreshing.



I heard this track from Bellows earlier this week on the latest All Songs Considered podcast from NPR. According to their Bandcamp:
"Bellows is the bedroom recording project of Oliver Kalb. Bellows' sound is delicate but erupts with frantic wobbling drums and large orchestral sections that defy the limitations of conventional pop and folk. bellows is meant to be encouraging. thanks for listening."

Sounds good to me.


Death From Above 1979

Death From Above 1979 sounds exactly like my senior year of high school. Which makes sense, because up until Tuesday, the last album they released was in 2004. Whether or not you dig it, it's always entertaining to watch a band whose lead singer is also the drummer. As far as the tune goes, it takes an unexpected turn into the kind of pop-rock hook that will surely accompany an ad for a product that's targeted at young adults. Needless to say, it's catchy.

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