Here are five stupendously groovy tunes to power you through the week.
When I first heard this song, I said, "Why do I feel like I've heard this before? I know I haven't." Then I listened more closely and realized the lyrics are taken from a William Blake poem. If only Brit Lit was filled with the same rustic fills and funky electronic loops as this song… I probably wouldn’t have slept through most of English 3 AP.
The opening percussion in this track is so hot. As are the jubilant shakers and echoing vocals that come in around the 30 second mark. The psychadelic groove reminds me of Jagwar Ma, whom I'm obsessed with, so of course this track has been on heavy rotation.
Here's something a little different. It's groovy as hell, but in a unique alt-pop kind of way. Hillydilly describes it as "Tame Impala minus the psychedelia and all the reverb." I think that's a perfect description. Put it on and prepare to slink around snappily like the cool cat that you are.
Why, oh why, is the sax such an underutilized instrument? It's so expressive, so exuberant, so sexy. It makes dreamy, shimmery soundscapes like this one all the better, which is saying a lot, because this M83esque song is downright glorious.
If I had to describe this song in one word, I'm not sure what word I would choose. Wow? Sexy? Amazing? One of the lushest songs I've come across in a while. Download it for free here.