BEST OF INDIE POP - WEEK 42

10/17/19
Indie Pop Week 42

People be all sorts of crazy. When I say people I’m talking about the crazy fans who like to snatch things mid performance, like the snatcher who snatched Billie Eilish’s ring right off her finger during her show in Texas….Pfft. That’s too crazy even for us and we’ve done some pretty crazy things. The only thing I’ll be grabbing is another shot of espresso because I stayed up late last night curating the latest batch of indie pop songs. And yes, these songs do happen to be the best pop tracks of the week. You can agree or disagree with me, but first you’ll have to scroll through and play every single one and read what listeners have to say about our favorites this week.

 

CHANCE THE RAPPER - WE GO HIGH

“Chance only gets better. Listening to this song brings back memories like my own personal rainstorm following me around.” - fightingblindly
“Chance never lost it, he’s just searching” - Mr.JFK
“By far one of his most underrated songs” - Syneca Baker

 

YELLOW CLAW - AMSTERDAMNED

“I would break my neck hearing this at a festival” - NB_
Ummm, we don’t recommend that you break yo neck … that will be one esspensive hospital bill … just sayin.
“Fan facts: 1) the club’s name is YMFC, that is a reference to the name of the trap duo “Yellow Mother F***ing Claw” 2) the scene where the blonde guy try to eat a apple in his home is a reference to anime series “Tokyo Ghoul” where the main character (Kaneki ken) can’t eat human food anymore.” - Edoardo De Benedetto

 

DOMINIC FIKE - PHONE NUMBERS

“Me: decides to start binging breaking bad an unhealthy amount
Dominic fike: releases oddly themed breaking bad music video” - Jack Stewart
“Kenny is a genius and Dom is a masterpiece human” - Nes Paul

 

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX - FALLING IN LOVE

“Listening to this band give me 2 moods : Want to cry, Feeling LOVED” - Memo Gee
“These guys can't make a bad song even if they tried to” - Shreeya Verma
“Listening to this at 2am when you’re staring at the ceiling and can’t sleep is a whole another world” - Rawan

 

UMI - SHUKIDAKARA

“me: has no idea what she’s saying
also me: umi is my shiiiit” - Cheryl Yee
Here is the translation: “I like you / I want to hear your voice / I’ll wait for you / I didn’t realize anything / When will you realize me? / Will you realize me soon? / I like you okay? I will wait for you / I will wait for you as long as it takes / Everyday I’m sitting here waiting I’m hopelessly waiting / Know that I see you / Do you even notice me / Cuz I like you I’ll wait for you / I’ll wait for you as long as it takes / I like you so I will wait for you as long as it takes.”

 

YUNA - CASTAWAY FT TYLER, THE CREATOR

“The second video in a row with Tyler in a bath tube, what is he trying to tell us?? - Miguel Kelly
“2019: Tyler in the bathtub” - Rasa Makaritye
“Tyler finds himself sitting in a bathtub for a music video once again…” - Niico

 

DILLON FRANCIS - STILL NOT BUTTER

“I couldn't believe it wasn't butter back then, and I surely cannot believe it now.” - Eric Frye
“This is what Dillon's fans look and act like at all his shows” - Norm HD
“Me in 2011: Wow EDM can be so uplifting and melodic!
Me in 2019: wut” - Lucas Snyder

 

KIM PETRAS - ICY

“My wig’s been frozen and smashed to pieces and I haven’t even seen the vid yet.” - Hamish
“I wonder how it feels to carry the whole pop industry in your back.” Black_Sheep music
“The power that that has, the intelligence that that has, the clearance that that has, the access that that has, the influence that that has, the profile that that has, the international implications that that has... ugh Her Mind” - TheeOneWhoTalks

 

MARIAN HILL - LIKE U DO

“Dear Samantha and Jeremy. No one else can make bops LIKE YOU DO LIKE YOU DO!:)” - Meenal Bahga
“I love how you guys bump my speakers! Keep killing it like u do!” - Blue

 

YBN CORDEA & ANDERSON .PAAK - RNP

“This sounds like those later De La Soul beats, and it's dope.” - Rory
This is as close as we'll ever get to that Jcole and Kendrick album” YKFRM6 Official
“Are we also just going to ignore the fact that Anderson is wearing some vans when he is hooping” - Rvch Drip

And that’s a wrap. A big thanks to the artists to dropped great bangers to listen and dance to … and a big thanks to all the entertaingin YouTube comments. We’ll see you back again next week with more audible gems.

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Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.