150. Drake feat. The Weeknd – Crew Love
This is the first of many times for both these artists on the list. Here the Weeknd provides his eerie tortured-party R&B before the beat drops and Drake laments.
149. Cass McCombs – County Line
McCombs brings another signature somber note in his trademark melancholy falsetto. One of my favorites from Wit’s End.
148. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
The first verse of this track more or less describes my life right now – realizing we are not unique snowflakes but small cogs in a machine we don’t know about yet. Simple, yet poignant.
147. The Joy Formidable – Magnifying Glass
From the maniacal laughter to the thumping stomp of that chorus to those wailing guitars, Joy Formidable claim the throne as the loudest new band of 2011.
146. YACHT – Dystopia
A play on an old R-rated cheerleader chant becomes a boogie-worthy ode to the end of the world. In typical Yacht fashion, it makes you wanna dance around the flames.
Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!
Foo Fighters – White Limo
Deerhunter – Nosebleed
Berner feat. Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. – Yoko
Tyson – Out of My Mind (Star Slinger Remix)
Foo Fighters – Arlandria
20. Vampire Weekend – Contra
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
19. Jeff the Brotherhood – Heavy Days
Jeff the Brotherhood – Bone Jam
18. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
Male Bonding – Year’s Not Long
17. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
16. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
The Tallest Man On Earth – King of Spain
Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.