And here is the original, unadorned version of Mary Lambert’s “Secrets”:
Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Ex Hex, the latest band formed by Mary Timony (of Helium and Wild Flag fame, among others) has a terrific new album called Rips. “Hot & Cold” is the first video from the album, but check out the rest of the songs as well.
And while we’re on the topic of Mary Timony, here’s a bonus video of “Honeycomb” by Helium from back in 1995 which was filmed in Jamaica Plain.
“minipops 67 [120.2]” is the lead track off of Syro, the first Aphex Twin studio album in 13 years. It also is my song of the week.
I haven’t kept up with Song of the Week posts mainly because I haven’t been hearing songs that excite me much the past month or so. Maybe I’m being too picky or maybe I’m not listening to enough new music. Regardless, now more than ever, if you have a song to share, you should post it in the comments.
I am excited that there are new albums from a couple of Song of the Week laureates, which you you should definitely check out.
Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket has a new song “Carousel Ride” with a strange 80s sci-fi movie inspired video. It’s an upbeat song with some clever lyrics – even name-checking Shackleton – with some horns coming in at the appropriate time. I like the slow-build.
What are you listening to this week? Let me know in the comments.
The uplifting trance dance track “Set Yourself Free” by Dutch DJ Tiësto and featuring Chicago dance music trio Krewella seems a fitting song of the week as we approach the end of summer. This tune is equally suitable to playing at a ball game or at a circuit party (because there’s always been a lot of overlap between jock jams and gay party anthems). So turn up your speakers and dance like nobody is watching.
What are you groovin’ to this week? Let me know in the comments