SOTW: Sea Creatures

WEEK 8 Sea Creatures artist: SOAK album: Before We Forget How To Dream Full of paradoxes, listening to this is as refreshing as floating in a calm body of water, but that body of water is the ocean. Undulating saltwater waves just comforting enough for you to close your eyes, if you dare, but still too cold to…

SOTW: Dog Years

WEEK 7 Dog Years artist: Maggie Rogers album: Dog Years (single)   February is a cold month, like starting a rocky hike in the brisk, grey morning. This single is like that warm cup of chili you enjoy at the peak of the mountain (in Alaska?) at half-past-noon, when the sun affectionately pats your head for…

SOTW: Another Time

WEEK 6 Another Time artist: Femme Vanille album: Another Time A slow-swaying, late-night dream inducer. Wrapped in sultry aubergine curtains, look out the window and gaze at the million sparkling dimes moving celestially. You close your eyes and feel a gentle breeze—you’re amongst the warmest winds of the night sky. Floating closer to the pale yellow…

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…

SOTW: Swans

WEEK 3 Swans artist: Laura Carbone album: Sirens As former frontwoman of German electro-pop punk band Deine Jugend, Carbone kills it in her first solo album, where she forgets every electronic association, adds an extra layer of black eyeliner, and reaches deep into her 90s memories for this 145 bpm head-nodder. She channels 90s, but…

SOTW: Peoples

WEEK 1 Peoples artist: Cheers Elephant album: Like Wind Blows Fire (2012) The dark clouds of last year have rightfully moved on, and the blue skies of a new year’s hope is the only thing in the air. We’re kicking off 2017’s first Song of the Week with a sunny find from better times, like the year 2012. With the…