Day Wave made a big splash earlier this year with just one single, but he’s prepping his debut EP, which looks to continue on the early promise he showed. It’s got that dreamy surf quality to it, at least if you go off the latest single; it’s similar to the earliest works of Drums. Some songs come at exactly the right time, and as things start to warm up here in Austin, I know what songs I’ll be playing at my next pool party.He’ll be self releasing his Headcase EP on July 17th, so get ready for some sweet summer tunes.
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We spend a ton of time on this site covering music and musicians, but rarely do we ever set our focus on the tools of music-maker’s trade. Excluding voice, clapping, whistling, etc. as instruments, which were almost certainly the first true musical tools, several apparatuses have left indelible marks on human society. Without instruments, some of the finest art and music in the recorded history of man would cease to exist. The romantic image of a child and a piano becoming the next Chopin lead parents around the world to push their children into musical apathy, but sometimes a musician needs an instrument to find their voice, not the other way around. Throughout the history of music, a few instruments stand out as more important than others, so here is the FT5 of influential instruments.
We have to start this list off with a disclaimer. We have three writers, all with different tastes, so the list should reflect that a little bit. Also, these are our opinions, and by no means, are they meant to be seen as an “end all be all” to the question of what were the best songs of 2009. That being said, we like our list quite a bit. Sure, it’s got some expected numbers at the top, but the rest of the list is genius. We’ve got some of the songs streaming for you, and the rest take you straight to youtube. Follow the jump for full list.