“Irony. Utility. Pretext” by Atlanta’s Algiers blends the power of gospel vocals, post-punk instrumentation, and militantly political lyrics akin to Public Enemy or Rage Against the Machine. The video filmed at Buzludzha in Bulgaria is fascinating as well.
Archive for the ‘Song of the Week’ Category
The song I cannot stop listening to this week is “The Scene Between” by the Englihs band The Go! Team featuring a gospel choir, distorted guitars, and oddball samples. You can watch the trippy video below.
The song is called “Loud Places” but the track by Jamie xx (nom de plume of English producer/remix artist Jamie Smith) is not loud at all. The bass is heavy, but the vocals by The xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft are soothing, uplifting, almost gospel. I just want to dive in and live in the world the music creates.
Gorgeous harmonies and spare instrumentals highlight the single “Chinatown” by Girpool, a two woman band from Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles.
Public Service Broadcasting is the London-based duo of J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth who attempt “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future” by combining archival audio clips with their music. This track from their new album The Race for Space is called “Go!”