Sleigh Bells, Weezer, Thee Oh Sees Sizzle In Top Song Of The Week - October 1 - 7
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:59:10
It was a big week for collaborations when it came to new songs. Kid Cudi teamed up with Pharrell Williams for his newest track "Surfin'". Meanwhile, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne got back together for another single, "Oh Lord", which will be featured on The Birth of a Nation soundtrack. However, it wasn't only partnerships putting out material made unique from a second voice, as J Mascis tackled the Elliott Smith classic "Waltz #2".
Meanwhile, we got to hear a third track from Jamie Lidell's forthcoming album, and "Julian" is the smoothest effort yet. Kevin Devine announced his ninth record earlier this year, and this week he debuted "Instigator". Australian indie rockers Pure Moods showed their knack for storytelling with their newest single "Elisa Lam". Really Big Pinecone released a second track, "Chorus Girl" from their upcoming EP, which features bassist Zannie Owens on the mic. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with fantastic new tracks.
Here are our favorites:
Sleigh Bells - "I Can Only Stare"
The second track off Sleigh Bells forthcoming album might not have the speaker shattering elements we've come to expect from the duo. However, "I Can Only Stare" sees them moving towards pop, creating a sound that is more accessible, and yet still seems organic.
Weezer - "Fake Smiles And Nervous Laughter"
Weezer is preparing to release a deluxe edition of its most recent self-titled album, frequently referred to as The White Album. "Fake Smiles And Nervous Laughter", one of four newly added tracks, is very much a call back to the early days of Weezer.
Thee Oh Sees - "The Poem"
Thee Oh Sees are preparing to release their follow up to A Weird Exits, which came out only a few months ago. "The Poem" is the first song we've heard from An Odd Entrances, and all of its proceeds will go to Elizabeth House. It's a great song for a good cause.
Timberwolf - "Something That I Said"
It's probably best if we just let Timberwolf tell you about his song, "Hopefully "Something That I Said" is the kind of song that encourages people to celebrate feeling imperfect and a little bit s*** at making friends and finding lovers, because we're all really awkward and conflicted and anyone who thinks they're not is even more-so."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff