This weekend selection puts us in the mood to head out this Friday night and not come back until Monday morning. These songs range from swayers to singles that build to the extreme. Expect, at the very least, a consistent head nod to the rhythm, but prepare to practice your favorite dance moves.
Read and listen on below.
Congo-born singer-songwriter DESIIRE creates with moody simplicity, 90’s revivalism and layered melodies in mind. His newest single, “RECKLESS” is a confessional about his everyday experiences and struggles with life. We feel it and we’re keeping our head at an incline to be present with this one.
For fans of: Erykah Badu, D’angelo, Lauryn Hill
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH and recently Brooklyn-based Cautious Clay shares his track “Cold War” to bring a new breed of minimalist alternative R&B. This starts out quiet, but believe us when we say it’s worth your time.
For fans of: Little Dragon, Noah Slee, Sampha
“Thirsting Things” is temperamental pop at its best. Welling hails from Colorado Springs and invites all listeners to dive deep into this unspoken conversation about what is right and what is wrong.
For fans of: the XX, Glass Animals, Kindness
Human Heat introduces “This House”, a single that packs a lot of heat and emotion into a memorable introduction for this Minneapolis-based artist.
For fans of: Caribou, James Blake and Bon Iver
Roy Irwin shares the title track off of his forthcoming album, King of Pop, an addictive and upbeat 3 minute jammer about Irwin’s depression and “the false sense of bravado alcohol and drugs can give you when you’re feeling down. I wanted this song to sound like a person being burned alive in the middle of a dance routine.” It does, and we can’t stop moving around.
For fans of: Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Parquet Courts
Young Creatures’ “the Last One” is a the second single and another preview to their album The Future Is Finally Now. Gliding melodies lead into a layered psych thriller and we’re already waving our limbs in the air.
For fans of: Mystic Braves, Froth, Heaters
Club 8 reveals their newest single ”Breathe”. Founded by Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård in Sweden in 1995, the duo started out as a Bossa Nova inspired guitar-pop band. What we have now is a special kind of pop: dramatic and atmospheric music that makes you lean all the way back to feel what’s going on around you.
For fans of: Acid House Kings, Sambassadeur, Au Revoir Simone
Montreal chillers Men I Trust is an indie-dance band who get excited about smooth sounds, calm melodies and simple rhythms. We’ve had “Tailwhip” in our speakers and in our hearts for the entire week and it probably won’t stop.
For fans of: Yumi Zouma, TOPS, SALES
California-based solo artist Henry Nowhere shares “Come Back From LA”, a sunny offering from his debut album. Close your eyes for a moment, and you might even envision a palm tree.
For fans of: The Radio Dept., Chris Cohen, Wild Nothing
Basement pop enthusiast Floral Couches reveals “Ketamine Dream”, a single that has become a coping mechanism for the Chicago-based artist and a nonstop spacey unconventional-pop go-to for us.
For fans of: Blouse, Craft Spells, the Drums