So, about those MP3s I promised? I’m going to be posting six a day until we get caught up from our downtime. It could take a while, but that’s just more happiness for your ears! Here’s today’s six-pack.
1. “Free the Pterodactyl 3” — Hot Club de Paris. Interlocking guitar lines, British accents, pop hooks and wild ambition drive this brilliant tune.
2. “Bury Us Alive” — Starfucker. Aka the marginally more marquee-friendly STRFKR. This jubilant dance-rock track builds and falls in all the right places, including the enormously entertaining chorus.
3. “Into the Labyrinth” — Kraddy. Self-described as “Led Zeppelin 3000,” this electronic artist is currently blowing my mind with his bottom-heavy beats, erratic but still-groove heavy rhythm, and unique sounds.
4. “Eager for Your Love” — Tristen. Timeless, infectious, moody pop sung by a young female in a clear, unadorned style. What’s not to love?
5. “Kill the Killjoy” — The Disciplines. If the members of Jimmy Eat World snarled a bit more, they could have written this mature pop/rock gem.
6. “Billy Cruz” — Metal Mother. A less confrontational and more melodic M.I.A. would wholly approve of the Africa-by-way-of-a-thumping-beat sound of Metal Mother.