Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
THE TOP FOUR BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM AUGUST 28TH-SEPTEMBER 3RD.
Three beautiful, chill songs to help you study for those stupid finals. And one punk song to get you riled up about them. 🤘🏼
No Say – Wish You Were Here
Jesse, the lead singer of Stick To Your Guns, has decided to add a third project to his impressive resume, alongside his other project called Trade Wind. This acoustic, dreamy project takes a lot of inspiration from artists like Ben Howard and Bon Iver, and is a worthy entry into any lover of those artists. Beautifully and patiently crafted, this song builds with the addition of many musical instruments throughout, with the song swelling into a triumphant declaration; “It’s so hard being here and having no say.” The musical prowess to pull something like this off is impressive in itself, but the beautiful harmonies and complex instrumentation make this song worth listening to over and over.
Maybe I’m Just Drunk – The Rebel Roads
The Rebel Roads are arguably my favourite country artists right now, as their songwriting ability is hard to match. When the bar is Luke Bryan though, it’s not hard to outdo him. This song cuts like a knife, which is a combination of the actual lyrics, and the melodic/harmonic components of this song. While the vocals definitely stand out, that’s not to say the instruments are boring. The instrumentation is subtle and beautifully put together, settling into the mix perfectly. This song isn’t overly country and has just the right amount of twang to it. The male vocalist, John Vesely, may be recognized by some as Secondhand Serenade, who had his big moment back in 2008. While that band was good for the time, The Rebel Roads may be his way forward, with his new wife, the other half of this incredible duo. Regardless of what happens, I’m grateful we have this song.
Stay Down – boygenius
boygenius, the emo girl supergroup of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus, have released some of the best music to come out of the genre this year. Oftentimes, supergrounds can either be really good or really bad (see Prophets of Rage). Thankfully, this is one of the former where each artist accenting the other perfectly. Their harmonies weave in and out of each other beautifully, sometimes swelling, sometimes dropping out altogether. Even if this is the only project we get from this supergroup, it is well worth everyone’s time to check it out. Stay Down is probably my favourite song on the EP, but it’s so hard to choose as each song is strong in its own right.
Genre: Indie Rock/Singer-Songwriter
Back Then – Light Years
This song reminds me so much of The Swellers “The Best I Ever Had,” due to both the lyrical content and the incredible chorus. This song and this band call back to a time when straight punk-rock was big, with fast power chords and loud drums. Their style sounds more like MxPx, Blink 182 or Alkaline Trio at the turn of the millennium rather than the current pop-punk crowd, without sounding stale or outdated. Their infectious energy and fast-paced instruments keep the head bobbing and good lyrics about friends and memories will put a smile on your face, no matter who you are or where you’re from.
Thanks for checking out another post about incredible new music. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you like, as long as you support it.
If you wanna hear more, here’s a Spotify playlist with all the songs I’ve ever featured. Throw it on shuffle and find something new.