Friday, September 8, 2017

New Good Song: "Interspace," Starcadian 9.8.17

Here's a new good song: "Interspace" by Starcadian. I was so thrilled to see this fellow releasing new material. I adored the singles he released in 2014: "Chinatown" and "HE^RT." They were both among my favorite songs of that year. "Interspace" does not disappoint. I reached out to Starcadian on Facebook to say all this, and he responded right away; very gracious and cool. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Parties," Jake Miller 9.8.17

Here's a new good song: "Parties" by Jake Miller. This is straightforward breakup Pop, but nicely done, with a highly relatable theme. A little hard to believe any girl would break up with someone who looks like Mr. Miller, but we'll suspend disbelief for a few minutes. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Throw Out Your Mirror," Jillette Johnson 9.8.17

Here's a new good song: "Throw Out Your Mirror" by Jillette Johnson. Ms. Johnson released some terrific music way back in 2013: "Torpedo," one of my favorite songs of the year, and "True North," also lovely. I had the pleasure of seeing her in concert around that time, and she was wonderful -- a little rough and wounded, but emotive and talented. Her new material is rawer and more stripped down. I'm not altogether bowled over by it, but this track -- "Throw Out Your Mirror" is an exceptional standout. Gets better upon repeat listens, too. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Movies," FRND 9.8.17

Here's a new good song: "Movies" by FRND. This track has peaks and valleys, musically and lyrically. Will let you determine which is which. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Asido," Purity Ring 9.8.17

Here's a new good song: "Asido" by Purity Ring. The title is the phrase "as I do" run together. This is a gorgeous piece of alt-electronic balladry. The lyrics are especially poetic, if not altogether clear to yours truly. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Good Song: "Poor Me," Shania Twain 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Poor Me" by Shania Twain. She sounds drunk on the recording but it works when you hear the words. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Cut To The Feeling," Carly Rae Jepsen 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Cut To The Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen. No idea why she isn't a superstar by now, her music is great. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Nobody Likes You," Elsa 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Nobody Likes You" by Elsa. Good track with an unfortunately choice of artist moniker given the popularity of Frozen. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Sit Next To Me," Foster the People 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Sit Next To Me" by Foster the People. They brought us "Pumped Up Kicks" six years ago, and Mark Foster's collaboration with Kimbra and A-Trak resulted in one of the best songs of 2012, "Warrior." This is a more mainstream diversion but fantastic. This should be a huge hit but it won't be because people are busy listening to Kendrick Lamar and Lil Uzi Vert and Future and other artists who make interchangeable, tragically terrible music. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Wild Thoughts," DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna & Bryson Tiller 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna & Bryson Tiller. It's basically "Maria Maria" by Santana refreshed. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Bad Liar," Selena Gomez 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez. Not usually a fan of her paper-thin pseudo-flirty delivery but it works here in what's one of her best releases to date. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "How We Like It," KES The Band 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "How We Like It" by KES The Band. Grab a rum punch and enjoy!

New Good Song: "Feels," Calvin Harris f/ Pharrell, Katy Perry, Big Sean 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Feels" by Calvin Harris f/ Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean. Would expect this to be the Song of the Summer but we'll see. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Hoodie," Hey Violet 7.30.17

Here's a new good song "Hoodie" by Hey Violet. A little juvenile but I love it. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Looking For Love," The Chain Gang of 1974 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Looking For Love" by The Chain Gang of 1974. They/he had the No. 1 best song of last year, "I Still Wonder," followed by a good song called "Slow." A high bar to meet, but "Looking For Love" is good. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Thunder," Imagine Dragons 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Swish Swish," Katy Perry f/ Nicki Minaj 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry f/ Nicki Minaj. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "Kaleidoscopes," Transviolet f/ Reo Cragun 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Kaleidoscopes" by Transviolet f/ Reo Cragun. The lead singer has a little too much Indie Girl voice happening but it's an otherwise superior effort. Enjoy!

New Good Song: "1-800-273-8255," Logic f/ Alessia Cara & Khalid 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "1-800-273-8255" by Logic f/ Alessia Cara & Khalid. I'd say, "Enjoy!" as usual, but it's about suicide. So ... listen?

New Good Song: "Shutdown," Joywave 7.30.17

Here's a new good song: "Shutdown" by Joywave. They were featured on Big Data's "Dangerous," one of the best songs of 2014. Enjoy!