We’re feeling particularly generous today. Not only is it Friday, but it’s Valentine’s Day. So to celebrate all the love (or lack thereof) that’s in the air, we’ve got loads of different music to throw your way.
We’re not one to follow clichés. Instead of adhering to the romantic norm today, how about starting off by streaming Disco Doom’s new album, one full of jammy (at times noisy) Rock. These Swiss guys don’t get too down and dirty on the riffs, but keep up a good balance of Fuzzy Pop and Indie Street-Rock. But if you’re looking for something more Anthemic, then try out Art Decade. Their self-titled album (available to stream in full) is a masterwork of Orchestral Pop, full of explosive melodies and poetic lyrics. Of the two albums, see which one better fits your V-day mood.
Once you’ve shuffled through those, have a listen to Thee Oh Sees’ riotously psychedelic Rock tune off their upcoming album, supposedly recorded in a greenhouse — intriguing, right? Following in a similar genre, try Tweens’ latest track premiere, chock-full of girly-Punk Grittiness. Next up, take on VV Brown’s latest single, mesmerizing and golden with its consistent Electro-Beat.
Now check out a Punk-Shredder from Tony Molina’s upcoming reissue. It’s short, sweet, and…gnarly. When those 50 seconds are up, catch Hollow & Akimbo’s vivacious head-bopping diddy. For a more way-down-south Rock ‘n’ Roller, listen to what Denney and the Jets are offering. But if you’re trying to “set the mood” in a Classical sort of way, might we suggest tuning into the newest track from A Winged Victory for the Sullen, complete with string instrumentals atop Drone Electronica.
To wrap things up this week, we’re dishing out 3 pretty fantastic videos to help you with your weekend inspiration (not that we’re saying you need any). The Glitch Mob’s sophomore album (out this week) has already been hugely successful, so it’s no wonder their video for “Can’t Kill Us” is just as visually tantalizing. Add some color flurry to your computer screen with Cisco Adler’s feel-good selection. But be warned: you’ll DEFINITELY want to hit the seaside after seeing this. And finally, get to dancing with Blank Realm. Not only do they have a Song of the Day on KEXP for “Back To The Flood,” but they’ve also got this trippy vid, decked out with a Cleopatra-clad gal pal and clay-talking phone. WHOA.
With that, Happy Valentine’s Day — or Happy Weekend, whichever works for you.
Disco Doom: Full album stream via The Fly
Numerals out now on Exploding in Sound
Art Decade: Full album stream via Soundcheck WNYC
Art Decade out February 18 on Art Decade
Thee Oh Sees: “Penetrating Eye” track premiere via Pitchfork
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records
Tweens: “Forever” track premiere via Pitchfork
Tweens out April 7 on Frenchkiss Records
VV Brown: “Faith” (feat. Kele Okereke)” track premiere via NME
Samson & Delilah out now on YOY Records
Tony Molina: “Nowhere To Go” track premiere via SPIN
Dissed and Dismissed reissue out March 25 on Slumberland Records
Hollow & Akimbo: “The One That Has to Carry You Home” track download via HillyDilly
Hollow & Akimbo out now on Quite Scientific Records
Denney and the Jets: “Bye Bye Queenie” track premiere via Brooklyn Vegan
Mexican Coke out April 8 on Limited Fanfare Records & Burger Records
A Winged Victory for the Sullen: “Atomos VII” track premiere via Pitchfork
Atomos VII EP out April 28 on kranky
The Glitch Mob: “Can’t Kill Us” music video via Billboard
Love Death Immortality out now on Shoot To Kill Music
Cisco Adler: “Shangri La” music video premiere via Good Music All Day
Mahalo EP out now on Bananabeat Records
Blank Realm: “Reach You on the Phone” music video premiere via SPIN
Grassed In out now on Fire Records