After only dropping one batch of free MP3s last week, I’ve got a backlog. Here is a six-pack of tunes that previously came my way, so I can make way for this week’s new stuff.
1. “Drifting” — The Sound of Growing Up. Charming, ukulele-led mellow pop music. And it’s not like that one ukulele song you’re sick of hearing on the radio.
2. “I Only Wear My Favorite Clothes at Home” — Dangerous Ponies. Enthusiastic, exuberant pop with some electronic undertones. You will sing along.
3. “Manners” — Icona Pop. The fragments of an electronic pop song are bound together in a totally unexpected but quite endearing way.
4. “Roulette (Edit)” — Grand Pianoramax. Also fragmented electronic music, but with rap on top of it. (pictured)
5. “Glass Bubbles” — All Tiny Creatures. Yet more fragmented electronic music, but this time poured into a dreamy indie rock frame.
6. “Simple Math” — Manchester Orchestra. This is a really creepy new tune from the beloved indie tunesmiths.
But not really. Name’s Matt. Stephen’s off to graduate school on full scholarship, so I’m the new blogger ‘round these here parts.
Quick hits: Leo. Favorite non-Flaming Lips local band is Colourmusic. I know the lyrics to“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” back-to-front. Random fun fact: My brother is on a first-name basis with Dan Marino. I’m still looking to replace a big LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole in my heart. Taylor Swift’s first and second albums have been known to rattle the speakers in the privacy of my car, on occasion. Big supporter of dance rock.
Underrated: The Drive-By Truckers’ “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark”, dance rock in general, post-“Girls Can Tell” Spoon, Lost in the Trees, and the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls.”
Overrated: Passion Pit, Animal Collective, My Morning Jacket’s “Z,” and probably James Blake, too, but you’d have to put a gun to my head to make me admit it. Also, everything U2's recorded since “The Joshua Tree”. Though let it be known that “The Joshua Tree” is so unbelievably good that you can’t possibly overstate how good it is.
Let’s get on with the vids, then.
Broncho rapidly ascended to the near-top of my fictional All-Okie Festival bill when I bought their debut album a few months back. Caught them at the Soundpony in Tulsa a little while ago and, sure enough, the Internet warlocks at Delo Creative were there with a butt-ton of camera equipment in tow. I think I speak for the entirety of this state when I say these guys are gonna make it big. And soon: