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- Tim Kasher “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here”: The former frontman of Cursive has never been particularly bright, but you wouldn’t know it from the horn section of his new solo single. That is, until you listen to the lyrics: “I wrote my autobit/reduced to one sentence/Timothy was a sensible citizen/who cast aside his starving eyes for his very own slice of American pie.” There it is!
- Heavy Hawaii “Teen Angel”: Where Kasher’s sunny beats hide dark lyrics, the lyrics of “Teen Angel” are almost woefully traditional, hearkening back to the sunny themes of ’60s pop. That makes the contrast of the psychedelic instrumentation and eerie backing vocals resonate even stronger, making for a summer jam cloaked in fall ambiance.
- Laws & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Never (feat. Dave Young)”: Collaborations of this caliber usually have at least one big name in the mix, but all the players in this game are new to the national scene. When you heard this bold jazz-rap track, you’ll wonder where they’ve all been hiding.
- White Sea “Mountaineering”: White Sea (singer/songwriter Morgan Kibby) is sure to get some Bjork comparisons, but her alternapop echoes with the kind of catchy hooks and tearjerking harmonies that often go unnoticed in that artist’s discography. Do yourself a favor and check her out.