Best New Tracks
Did I just become a Lana Del Rey fan? Sure, I’ve always sort of dug her brand of drone/ dream-pop, but “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it” is something else entirely.
That’s it. I’m convinced Calvin Harris is from another planet. One where pop flows through the veins of his people and hook is just the air they all breathe.
2019 is the year of giving the people what they want. Or at least that seems to be the case for soulful Irish crooner Dermot Kennedy. The man finally relented and released a proper version of fan-favorite For Island Fires and Family. He also released his self-titled debut LP.
Being alive in a society in 2018 is sort of like living on quicksand, or maybe just over a trap door. The bottom can drop out any second. Information Overload, the debut single from Vermont's Grabbitz, captures this confusing, contradictory life on the edge not only lyrically, but also sonically.
The thing about Christmas music is it’s unavoidable. Which brings us to Dog Orchestra’s cover of the Christmastime classic “Carol of the Bells,” a welcome reminder that Christmas music doesn’t have to suck.
This is that new sound. That bass-heavy house vibe with pop-rap funkiness that covers every possible quadrant of what makes a good dance music tune. I’ve heard a couple jams like this before but here it’s like an angel from heaven came down to craft the perfect version of it. Hark the herald Merk & Kremont.