Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
THE TOP FOUR BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM JANUARY 15TH-21ST.
Kids – PUP
The kings of modern punk rock are back with a great new single. The talking vocals are reminiscent of mewithoutyou, but in the best way possible. The chorus is poundingly catchy, worthy of being blasted over the loudest speakers you can find. Though it’s relatively “conservative” for PUP in terms of edge/progression, it’s a perfect single for people who are new to the band. This will be a crowd favourite for sure.
Genre: Punk Rock
Circles – Yours Truly
Yours Truly join the ranks of Stand Atlantic and Hot Milk as the new female-fronted pop-punk acts making a name for themselves in this scene. This song goes to show what happens when an entire generation grows up on Simple Plan and The All-American Rejects as “Circles” clearly takes serious inspiration from that era of pop-punk. Mikaila has a great voice, and her tone shines through on those high notes. Some great, subtle writing that makes this a step above lots of pop-punk out there right now.
Genre: Pop Punk
Dark Matter – Lil Aaron
Lil Aaron has gone from a joke artist to a beautiful and creative one for me. Maybe he always was, and I was just missing it, but this one awoke it for me. The beat/riff is fairly simple yet so effective at setting the emotions up for listeners. The emo vibes are welcome, like post-malone went through a heart-wrenching breakup. The rain is a nice touch, and Aaron cutting his hair in the video signifying the end of one version of him is effective art. Beauty reigns.
Genre: Emo Hip-Hop
Deadlocked – Youth Fountain
Vancouver pop-punk, stand up! Youth Fountain is blowing up, and they keep putting out great music to back it up. The dual vocals have always impressed me. So unique, and they play off each other so well. This album is great, and this is a perfect lead single off it. They blend emo and pop-punk really well, and clearly, Pure Noise heard that as well as they signed them. This is going to be a great year for pop-punk.
Genre: Pop Punk
Loner – YUNGBLUD
This song is just the word FUN in song form. Extremely catchy, bouncy, and has high replay value. There’s some clear influence from artists like Beck, Oasis, and The Strokes. He wears his influences on his sleeve, and in turn, this is a great addition to the Britrock genre. Yungblud isn’t chasing trends, he’s out here making them, and it’s refreshing to see. Really refreshing. Give it a listen, you won’t regret it.
Genre: Alt. Rock
Keanu Reeves – Logic
I’m a sucker for a good beat, and this delivers. Logic also delivers, as usual. His flow is definitely above average in a scene full of mumble rappers. On a side note, I’m so happy Keanu Reeves is seeing a resurgence of support and popularity, as he’s such a great guy. This song just goes hard all the way through, with a catchy hook to boot. By no means do I think Logic is the greatest rapper alive, nor is he my favourite, but he delivers on this song, full stop.
Chasing Ghosts – Calling All Captains
Edmonton natives Calling All Captains are fresh off their signing with Equal Vision and bring the heavy aggression in their brand of pop-punk. It’s catchy and fast, showcased by Luc’s gritty vocals. There are some real mid-00s pop-punk vibes in their writing style, perfect for posi-jumps and gang vocals. These guys are on the cusp of something big, and it’s well-deserved as they’ve been a band for over five years now.
Almost (Sweet Music) – Hozier
I don’t listen to a lot of Hozier, but this song got me in a way that none of his music has before. From the very beginning, the polyrhythmic guitar riff was so creative and original for an artist as popular as him that I knew I had to hear this one out a few times. It was worth it. The music video is beautiful, the chorus is great, and Hozier is a true artist.
Young – Parachute
Just true, unadulterated pop-rock that has ruled the radio, yet never truly ruled the radio. Parachute are at their best here in this song with a great hook in the chorus and a catchy hummable melody that bookends the song. There’s something so honest about this band tapping into the nostalgia that doesn’t feel like a commercial cash grab (cough cough Ed Sheeran) and that’s probably because they aren’t that popular of a band anymore. But they still write great music, catchy and enjoyable and true to them.
Genre: Pop Rock
For The Sake of Brevity – Tiny Moving Parts
This is cheating a little bit because this is a re-recording and re-release of an old EP by these guys, but it’s so worthwhile as it’s a phenomenal song with raw emotion. This is the best of what TMP can be. Their riffs are creative and perfectly crafted to fit the emotional mood. Normally when a band redoes some of their old music, they just remix and remaster, but this re-recording makes it feel like a new song, with new ebbs and flows, and fans old and new can appreciate this one and the distance they’ve come from their early days back in 2010.
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.