*Currently on a road trip, which makes for some…less than ideal writing conditions. Please pardon the brief song descriptions this week!*
Artist: Briston Maroney
Song: “Steve’s First Bruise”
Moody, sizzling, catchy garage rock. Builds and breaks in a flash without feeling chaotic.
Album/EP: My Name Is Michael Holbrook
Juicy, exotic pop featuring sultry, mysterious vocals. Hazy, glitzy, and deliciously smooth – that MIKA guy knows how to write a pop song.
Artist: Sonny Winnebago
Song: “Take Me For A Ride”
Bright and whimsical little pop-leaning indie tune. Tight performance and vaguely avant-garde instrumentation helps this singer-songwriter debut transcend the normal.
Artist: Fletcher C Johnson
Song: “Shining Light”
Album/EP: Are You Feelin’ It
Appropriately twangy country-rock that hooks you right in. One of those foot-stomping songs you just can’t resist. Bonus points for the great walking bass.
Artist: Daniella Mason
Song: “Woman Lover Powerful”
Those are some ear-piquing bells! It’s a bop and shape-shifts enough to stay fresh, but doesn’t look sight of its empowering message and soaring sonics to accompany it.