So much new music, so little time to wrap your ears around it. Here’s the weekly six-new-tracks-you-need-to-listen-to-right-now, which feature rising soul sisters MayaVanya to the powerhouse that is M.I.A. It’s been a good week.
M.I.A. – ‘MIA OLA – FOREIGN FRIEND’
A PSA from M.I.A. –
“OLA TO ALL MY FLYPIRATES and DJS – THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT !!!! LIVE FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER OLA !!!! MIA ON THE WAVES.”
Nothing more needs to be said, they’re a politically charged pair of tracks and complete tunes which even features a sample from The Lion King.
Margaret Glapsy – ‘You and I’
Margaret Glaspy is a realist. She DGAF and it’s very apparent in her lyrics. “I don’t want to see you cry, but it feels like a matter of time.” And more direct – “You and I have been a mistake/ I let it linger too long.” It’s refreshing and colourful that the Brooklyn singer/songwriter focuses on fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs. Out now via ATO/[PIAS].
MayaVanya – ‘Caffeine’ (ft. Maribelle)
A little bit of urban electronic for your day, MayaVanya manage to find that perfect blend in their new song ‘Caffeine’. The sister duo compare the addictive caffeine to their love interest. This is a weekday tune, a weekend tune, an everyday tune. Stay tuned for even more… Tunes.
White Denim – ‘Holda You (I’m Psycho)’
From straight rock, to downright funk, laid-back soul and psychedelic riffs, White Denim have become incredibly adept at a wide range of genres. The video clip is killer too, it’s amazing where a green screen can take you. Their new LP STIFF is out this Friday in Aus!
Haelos – ‘Sperate Lives’
Hælos always seem to capture real life in a way that no other artist can. Each one of their vividly cinematic tracks seems to map the long journey from desperation to relief, stress to sanctuary – the basic dynamic of all urban life. ‘Separate Lives’ is no exception. Listen. Now.
Green Buzzard – ‘Guessing Games’
GB’s latest track is the B-Side to ‘(I Don’t Wanna) Break Your Heart’ and it’s just as glitchy, just as chill and just as catchy. The band kick-off their Eazy Queezy Squeezy tour next week, you don’t wana miss these shows.