Fantastic news: Slow Club has a new album coming out, and the first single is excellent. The narrative video is a little odd, but the song itself is exactly the kind of stuff I love: well-written pop/soul with just enough quirk to keep it from being too smooth. This band should be huge. I hope this is the album that does it.
If I still listened to music with headphones, this song would currently be leading to increased deafness. Absolutely killer rhythm here, and suddenly, an album that I was meh on has jumped up to a favorite of the year.
Today in Awesome Songs That Shuffle Reminded Me Of: Field Music’s “You Can Decide”. It’s more poppy than some of the indieprog that they’d do more of as their recording career wore on, but it still has enough complexity to keep it interesting. It’s aged extremely well.
Roxy Music’s hits album (Street Life) was one of the first CDs I ever bought, but in the decades since (!), I hadn’t branched into their full-length records until recently. After listening to For Your Pleasure and hearing “Do The Strand” in its proper time and place, I realized that I’d never appreciated how angular and edgy it was. It was never one of my favorites on Street Life, but since hearing it in its album context, it leaves me breathless.
It’s probably an understatement to say that I have mixed feelings about tuNE-YaRdS (capitalization deliberately mangled), but holy crap: this new song is AWESOME (capitalization intentional and necessary).