Last Week’s Jams, Today (1.10 – 1.14)

Well, I will admit, there were so many songs last week that I loved that I may have gotten a touch carried away. I mean that new Methyl Ethyl with Stella Donnelly is a banger, plus new stuff from our friends in Blushing and the Reds Pinks and Purples! We even got to premiere some sweet tunes that only exist in special places, like our site, namely the latest from Yea-Ming and the Rumors and Good Grief. So, browse through this hour of tunes, and I beg you to find a bad one in there. You can’t! I’ll try to keep up the momentum this week!

 

Ari Roar Shares Honors Around, Drops Made to Never Use

Dallas’ Ari Roar has appeared quite a bit on our site, so with his latest release, Made to Never Use, dropping this last Friday, I wanted to be sure that we gave the LP a little shout out. His work on this new record reminds me a lot of Albert Hammond Jr, focusing on sharp guitar pop with really solid melodic work that just makes you feel like life could get a little bit better. I love how the song begins to kind of roll in the chorus, like this Texas storm quickly blowing through with a burst of catchy pop before steadying itself and riding off into the sunset. Give a listen, won’t you.

New Ari Roar Jam

Dallas’ Ari Roar is hitting the spot this morning. He crafts these hook infected pop songs that carry a bit of nostalgia, but hold one foot in the present. You’d think, the way this track kicks off that the guitar work might be the star, but once you hear Ari’s voice spinning those light melodies on almost every note, you’ll be intoxicated. There’s something familiar in his work, which I think will have many fans feeling like they’ve been listening to Ari for years. Let’s start that trend by grabbing Calm Down on May 25th via Bella Union.

Poppy Ditty from Ari Roar

I love this new Ari Roar tune; it reminds me of our friends Summer Salt in so far as Roar’s voice rises and falls with the song’s structure. This is his latest track from his forthcoming debut, Calm Down. It’s almost as if he’s channeling that sweet spot between bedroom pop and full-on arena ready rock n’ roll; it’s brimming with an infectious quality, though still carries a personal intimacy that appeals to many fans. Sometimes a carefree tune can change your day, so here’s to you on this Wednesday; look for Ari’s debut on May 25th via Bella Union.

New Track from Ari Roar

ariroarThis is probably not the way that Ari Roar wants his music described, but as I play his latest track, I can’t help but to imagine myself inserting it into the background of some glorious new Wes Anderson film. It’s not quite folk music, it’s not quite classic rock or even pop, yet all those places are touched carefully as this song progresses playfully. If there’s such a thing as a perfect bit of pop music, I’d reckon this tune is pretty damn well near that. It’ll appear on the new Patch Me Up EP being released via Golden Brown today!

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Please Watch this Ari Roar Video

It’s rare that in less than two minutes a song can completely win me over, but that’s precisely what happened when I watched this Ari Roar video the first time; honestly, I was hooked in just under a minute. There’s such an innocence to the tune, which is further encouraged by the accompanying video. Sure, I’d love some longer tracks, but we’ll all have to wait until he releases his Patch Me Up EP via Golden Brown on September 23rd. Until then, just enjoy yourself this little video and song.