SOTW: Say Something Loving

WEEK 4 Say Something Loving artist: The xx album: I See You This is a second-listen kind of track. If the first listen doesn’t strike a chord, I suggest trying it again. Honestly, the whole album is full of gems and to choose a single favorite would be insulting to the consistent greatness the artists exhibited throughout the 40 minute…

SOTD: Stop Me (Stop You)

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Stop Me (Stop You) artist: Nick Murphy album: Stop Me (2016) Today’s SOTD is a value deal – a beefy 8-minute long track, courtesy of the “artist formerly known as Chet Faker”. Though Mr. Faker’s Murphy’s unmistakably smooth voice layers this track, but it still remains to be heard what musical direction he…

SOTD: Stay With Us

Thursday, Oct. 27 Stay With Us artist: Seoul album: I Become A Shade Interesting enough to be cool, and low-key enough to not distract. The lyrics are there, but they never take over. It’s all about the vibes emitted from the sounds that this Montreal-based band creates. All of the trademarks of a good coffeeshop…

SOTD: Murmurs

Tuesday, Oct 4 Murmurs artist: Hundred Waters album: The Moon Rang Like a Bell Grand, forlorn, ambient, and catchy. As if the xx recorded in an old cathedral in the woods somewhere, produced by Anthony Gonzalez of M83. Maybe that’s unfair. All comparisons aside, their style is distinct and that’s obvious after a listen or two.

SOTD: Good Together

Sunday, Sept. 18 Good Together artist: HONNE album: Warm on a Cold Night Having kept us warm with EPs through many cold nights for two years, this British soul-tronic duo has finally granted us their first full-length album. Include this feel-good track on your chill party playlist for your apartment rooftop get-together on a chilly…

SOTD: Pearls

Thurs, Sept. 13 Pearls artist: Adibanti album: Pearls Not much is known about Adibanti, but this particular work is, in one word, smooth. With its flowing vocals, garage beat and timely sax sounds, “Pearls” belongs in the life soundtrack of the coolest person you know, or at least a luxury car commercial.