Wednesday, June 10, 2015

3 Songs: On Repeat

Trails And Ways – “Skeletons” (The Oakland art-pop quartet Trails And Ways recently released their sparkling debut album, Pathology via Barsuk Records.  Their incredibly catchy and colorful brand of lushly layered indie-pop takes an “everything and the kitchen sink” approach, incorporating danceable disco and bossa nova rhythms, sincere, politically-minded lyrics and surging 80’s inspired synths that reflect their world travels.)

Born Cages – “Bigger Than Me” (Formed in 2011 by frontman Vlad Holiday, Born Cages released their highly-anticipated debut album, I’m Glad I’m Not Me last week via Washington Square/Razor & Tie.  On it the trio creates a joyous synth-smeared brand of modern English indie rock complete with gigantic choruses and bombastic echoes of Queen and Arcade Fire for a very promising debut that is primed to breakout.)

Algiers – “Irony. Utility. Pretext.” (Algiers, the trio of instrumentalists led by the powerful, soulful vocals of Franklin James Fisher recently released their experimental eponymous debut album on Matador Records.  Their thought-provoking politically-charged protest songs are laced with elements of haunting Southern Gospel and 70’s Motown soul set to sparse 80’s breakdance and 90’s techno beats and primal post-punk fury for a smart, engaging and exciting debut.)


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