Song of the Week: “Right to Riot” by Hagop Tchaparian


Hagop Tchaparian – “Right to Riot”

British-Armenian producer Hagop Tchaparian creates a sonically-dense collage from field recordings of traditional folk musicians in Armenia and the Mediterranean region undergirded by heavy techno grooves.

 

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Song of the Week: “Quien te llamo?” by mediopicky


mediopicky – “Quien te llamo?”

Dominican-based artist mediopicky (stage name for Pablo Alcántara) mixes tropical beats, hip hop samples, and heavy metal riffs on this totally original dance track..

 

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Song of the Week: “Congratulations” by Alex Lahey


Alex Lahey – “Congratulations”

I’ve been a fan of Australian singer/songwriter Alex Lahey for some time (see my 2017 Favorite Songs and my review of The Best of Luck Club). “Congratulations” is a classic kiss-off song from Lahey’s forthcoming album that actually reminds me of the work of fellow Aussie Courtney Barnett (which is not a bad thing).

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Song of the Week: “Frankie” by Barrie


Barrie – “Frankie”

I gave the Barrie album Barbara a listen due to its appearing on the WERS list of Our Favorite Local Albums of 2022 So Far… and “Frankie was the standout track.  The danceable synthpop provides the bedrock for Barrie to ruminate on the evils of capitalism and draws inspiration from Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman.”

 

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Song of the Week: “Good Times” by Jungle


As the summer approaches the end, it’s time to party with the retro-soul sound of “Good Times” by England’s Jungle.

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Song of the Week: “The Otter” by Caamp


Caamp – “The Otter”

As someone who loves otters and folk music I couldn’t pass up on this gentle folk song called “The Otter” by the folk trio Caamp from Athens, Ohio.

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Song of the Week: “Ocean (feat. Tomberlin)” by Young Jesus


Young Jesus – “Ocean (feat. Tomberlin)”

An ethereal track from the LA-based band Young Jesus with Tomberlin providing harmonies is the first single off the upcoming album Shepherd Head.

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Song of the Week: “Problem With It” by Plains


Plains – “Problem With It”

“Problem With It” is the lead song off the upcoming album I Walked With You a Ways, a Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson.  It’s a catchy alternative country track with great singalong potential.

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Song of the Week: “Crystal Ball” by Jasmyn


Jasmyn – “Crystal Ball”

 

 

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Song of the Week: “Passion (feat. Nile Rodgers)” by Roosevelt


Roosevelt – “Passion (feat. Nile Rodgers)”

 

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