Here are songs I’ve been enjoying recently for one reason or another:
Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) by Talking Heads (Remastered & Extended Version)
My mom grew up in the 70s and 80s and introduced me to Talking Heads when I was little. Easily one of my top bands ever, this song gave me chills the first time I heard it.
Out of Body by Gorillaz (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)
This is one of the deluxe tracks off the new Gorillaz album “Humanz”. I was really weirded out my first listen, but after a second chance, the song really started growing on me.
The Fever (Aye Aye) by Death Grips
I enjoy Death Grips unironically. I first heard this song through this
video. I’d heard of Death Grips before, but never really considered giving it a listen until after I watched that. Their really interesting and untraditional backing tracks combined with insanity-headache level drums and almost disturbing and unsettling vocal delivery are a really cool combo. I’m always a fan of experimental and untraditional.
Home Alone by Totorro
Totorro is a little French math rock outfit I discovered in Reddit. This was the first of their music I saw, and my mind was kinda blown. This was some of my first exposure to math rock, and it all just kinda clicked. I listened to the rest of their music probably two times over in one sitting afterwards, which probably kept me up til around 2 or 3 in the morning.
Partners in Crime by The Strokes
The Strokes belong to my favorite genre, alt rock, and are pretty much the epitome of 00’s rock/alternative. This song is off their most recent album, “Comedown Machine”, which doesn’t really get the love it deserves, imo. This song is a bit weirder than usual Strokes stuff, but it still sounds so distinctly like them while straying away from their norms.
Disco Inferno by The Trampps
I can’t remember where I first heard this song, but damn if it doesn’t put a smile on my face every time I listen.
LOL by PWR BTTM
First heard PWR BTTM on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and now they’re one of my favorites. I think it takes a certain audience (cough
) to really appreciate the music, but either way, they’re write some pretty solid alt/punk tracks. i’m going to see them in June and I’m beyond excited.