This song is my new obsession. The chord progression is so broken and yet stunningly pretty. And when the saxes deploy. Oh. My.
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
"Human For" - Sunflower Bean
One hell of an opening hook, structurally unexpected, proceed via brief psych rock interlude back to awesome hook, end. Job done.
"Moon" - Art School Girlfriend
Sultry synth pop bollard (sic) that sounds like it belongs on a Nicolas Winding Refn soundtrack. You know the one.
"Count It Up" - Field Music
This is not strictly a new new tune (February) but a friend mentioned they'd bought the album yesterday and it's probably the best record The Talking Heads never did. "Count It Up" is a terrific pop song.
"Wide Awake" - Parquet Courts
A single lyric and a vaguely latin beat. A funkier Blockheads? A whiter shade of Chic.
"Modern Music" - Dick Stusso
Honestly, I can't even tell if he's kidding but I caught myself humming the chorus so it must be good, right? Right?
"Lilies" - Bed Bug
Just. Fucking. Gorgeous. Sometimes it doesn't need to be big and clever.
"Nervous Mary" - The Breeders
The law of diminishing returns just doesn't seem apply to The Breeders.