There were a lot of great songs coming our way last week, as well as a lot of great album to spend time with when you got to Friday. We tried to make sure we got your ears on as much as we could, so hopefully you can revisit those posts from last week to grab a little bit of joy from those tunes. If not, then you can certainly stream all the tracks we had in this fun little weekly wrap-up. We had new stuff from Hot Tubs Time Machine, Shake Chain and Ribbon Stage; we then made mention of Reds Pinks and Purples, Winter, Chorusgirl and more in our album streams. Just sample the songs below; you’ll be just fine.
We covered a lot of territory last week, with a few songs not on streaming services (the Persian Leaps/Cindy), so here’s a wrap-up of last week to kick off your Monday morning blues. I was stoked to hear new Intelligence, but I had to start off the playlist with a new track from I Was a King, as its one of my favorites this year. Some cool stuff came our way from the UK, from the likes of European Sun, Chorusgirl and Pete Astor. Meritorio Records had a solid presence with the new Jim Nothing LP stream and a fresh single from Spice World. Plus, we touched up on some bonus Austin sounds from Twain and High Heavens. Stream it all below, friends.
This brand new Chorusgirl single is a must have for you today, and one that’s got plenty of little sonic twists and turns, so be sure to strap in here. It opens with this drawn out, cavernous sound; you think you’re in for some expansive bit of indie prog, but then the drums begin to bounce. The guitars skitter in, and Silvi’s vocals roll their own bounce right into the frame; this offers a playful contrast with some of the darker ideas of the lyrics, commenting on the willingness of artists to subject themselves to the ringer of the industry despite mental health struggles. Back and forth, the song tugs at you, and at itself, much like one would imagine the artist, struggling between the natural highs of writing a great tune like this one, only to have the industry turn away to the next cool thing. But not me! I’m here for it, and so are you! Colapso Calypso is out on October 14th via Reckless Yes.
I don’t know if you guys noticed, but RayRay got a new gig, so he’s had tons more time to get some sweet jams up! It’s great, as we definitely have some crossover, but also our own styles, so our playlists are probably much more diverse! I mean, just last week he premiered new Mother Sun and Peter Matthew Bauer, while I was rocking the heck out of Almond Joy and The Smashing Times. I mean, there’s no winner, but you! We also were able to get some old friends on the pages with Why Bonnie and Cam Bina! So, happy Monday to us all!
We’ve been waiting for Chorusgirl to follow-up 2018’s Shimmer and Spin, and it looks like Silvi Wersing has finally put the pieces together to present us with Colapso Calypso. Due to various circumstances forcing a move to Germany, Silvi has returned the band to a solo affair, but that certainly doesn’t seem to have impacted the songwriting. The first minute of the song is all about building the story, like a great author would do, tossing in some ringing guitar notes while the vocals capture the ethereal nature of dream pop. Once you breach the minute mark, drums kick in and the song is propelled into a more joyous realm, though the guitars are still tethered to their dream nature. Back and forth we go, between pensive and celebratory, all of it tying you to the song’s emotional core. Stoked to see the project back; the album will be out October 14th via Reckless Yes.
I’ve already brought you one of the tracks from the forthcoming LP by Chorusgirl, so it only feel natural that I’d share the band’s latest single too. The opening minute of the track lulls you into pop submission; there’s a light pulse that works with the soft, R&B style vocals. Then the chorus hits, and it shimmers and shines like only the best of pop music can; it doesn’t go too far and too loud, staying right in that fuzzy wonder-zone of good times pop music! The band will release Shimmer and Spin on November 16th via Reckless Yes Records.
We’ve already alerted you to the forthcoming LP from Chorusgirl, and the band have shared yet another reason to get swept up in their sound. The band had Ruth Barrett craft 2500 cardboard pieces for the stop-animation video, with the colors matching those of the band’s newest album. While I love the video, be sure to give attention to the song; it’s one of those tunes that is sure to turn heads no matter what you’re into. It’s poppy and anthemic, yet filled with artistry that shows the group at the top of their songwriting game. Shimmer and Spin is out on November 16th via Reckless Yes Records.
Chorusgirl needn’t do too much to persuade me to come back for repeated listens, but the band have unleashed a brilliant pop tune this week to announce their new album. It jumps off almost like a brooding bit of jangle, before settling into a calming bounce to reinforce the vocals. Suddenly, guitar lines get sharper and the percussion is tight as can be, giving way to a catchy bounce that’s hard to ignore. The band even play upon that hook as the vocals move forward, giving into the vibes of classic girl group harmonies. The band will released Shimmer and Spin to rave reviews on November 16th.
London’s Chorusgirl released their album not too long ago at the beginning of November, and from that album, today they’ve shared a rad little music video for the track, “Dream On, Baby Blue.” This track is a bright and airy dreamy pop song that’s got enough sunshine in it to bring you back to warmer days (even though it’s not that cold here in the ATX). You can watch the quirky music video below, and be sure to pick up a copy of their debut album here, as they are clearly cranking out some good tunes.
Today’s the day when I get to count on reliable labels I adore to bring us great new tunes, such as this brand new single from Chorusgirl. There’s a definitive nostalgic nod, as mentioned in the band’s bio (Lush/The Cure), but I see the group fitting right alongside acts like Eternal Summers. You’ve got guitar work swirling around the vocals, all the while the rhythm section propels the song forward, giving the track a juxtaposition between brooding and shimmering joy. You’ll be able to grab their debut album from Fortuna Pop on November 13th.
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