It’s the weekend! Any plans? Any cool music to listen to? Well, here are ten tracks that you should be listening to RIGHT NOW! They are from different parts of the world and have a variety of musical genres! Check them out and make sure to share this post and/or let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!
This Weekend’s Tunes
“We All Look So Nice” by Red Telephone
About the band: Formed in 2018 and hailing from Cardiff, Red Telephone’s richly layered dark psych combines shimmering, angular guitars, Krautrock-inspired rhythms, and New Wave-tinged synths with an infectious and melodic melancholy. Drawing on hypnagogic pop and industrial rock influences the band has caught the attention of DJs such as Steve Lamacq, Amy Lame, Huw Stephens, Gideon Coe, Bethan Elfyn, and Janice Long; with comparisons to the likes of MGMT and David Bowie being drawn.
“Scandinavian Summer” by The Ghost Of Helags
About the band: The Ghost of Helags is a Berlin female newcomer artist and her Swedish producer. The synthpop project’s musical spark emerged on top of the Helags mountain, up North in Sweden.
“Fallin'” by Taylor Piggott
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“Dance in the Darkness” by RIVER
“Good Boy” by Lia Nxieta
About the artist: Born in a small village in Switzerland, singer and lyricist Lia Nxieta had to learn early on that the only way out is to beat her anxiety. For several years Lia produced her own music in her teenage bedroom. She posted the self-mixed and -mastered songs on Soundcloud, behind the back of friends and family, honing her very own artistic language. Her, from many sides, described as angelic, voice did not stay unnoticed for long.
“Scene Four (unreleased)” by Arson Whales
About the band: “We’re based in Northern California (near Sacramento) founded during the pandemic (April 2020). Linda, our lead singer/lyricist has a beautiful contralto voice (think Crissie Hynde of the Pretenders). We write collaboratively and bring wide collective influences to our tunes. We are working on our first EP now and then an Album. We are a shape-shifting band, you’ll never know what comes next. We seek to bend minds.” — Arson Whales
“Ana” by Robert Taira Wilson
About the song: “On this one occasion I couldn’t quite find the moment to tell someone how I felt about them. I felt the opportunities slipping away and before I knew it they were gone. I felt heavy with inertia and dizzy like the world was slowly moving beneath my feet. The night was burning wreckage and as the smoke from it drifted up, I felt myself fall.” — Robert Taira Wilson
“Born In The Fire” by KYANYT
About the song: “The song is about taking back self-control. Basically a middle finger to those who doubted me and my music. Owning who I am unapologetically.” — KYANYT
“Prime Meridian” by Taxiway
About the song: ““Prime Meridian” honors all the underpaid workers within the travel industry who clean hotel rooms, wash dishes, and prepare or deliver food. Many of them work in restaurants or hotels they cannot afford to enjoy for themselves” — Taxiway
“Just For You featuring KNVWN” by drop.kick.pop
About the song: A dreamy, evocative electronica track by an unlikely trio of guitar superstar/producer Christopher Schreiner, certified gold selling vocalist KNVWN, and Krysta Youngs, the lyricist behind BTS hits. Make sure to check out drop.kick.pop on Instagram!
BONUS TRACK: “Kratamine” by Sir Cumcision
About the artist: I’ve been playing guitar for most of my life and finally took the creative push to write my own music at the beginning of the pandemic. As a broke college student, I never had much equipment at my disposal, so I just recorded my first project, Schrodinger’s Crack in my iPhone’s voice memos while quarantining. This was just a collection of acoustic tracks that I wrote in a short period of time with humorous lyrics primarily dealing with my marijuana habit, given how much drugs and music go hand in hand. My latest project is an instrumental stoner rock record called Twenty Past Four since each track is exactly 4:20 in length.
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