School is in session but at least we’ve got some serious jams to look back at, right? Yeah!
(Posted by Alicia)
Hugh randomly popped out this week with a somber, chilling track. “Not Fair Too Far…” is a twist of female and male vocals and a dash of darkness. It’s really something else and is the perfect debut.
(Posted by Lydia)
What a hauntingly beautiful track Seekae has created. It’s one of those songs that just put you into a trance, that you simply don’t even want to get out of. “Another Girl” is gorgeous in possibly the saddest way, but we’re loving it.
(Posted by Lydia)
“Every Day” is an upbeat electronic pop jam that’ll get you in a damn good mood. It’s fun, light and simply addictive as can be. Can’t go wrong with that, right? Go ahead, groove around to this one.
(Posted by Alicia)
This is by far my personal favorite track of the week. “Cry No More” gave me chills on first listen with its pure emotion and unique elements. It’s a bit dark yet it’s so incredibly catchy at the same time. It’s a gorgeous combination that makes this track the special piece of art that it is.
(Posted by Dusty)
RZA + Alt-J? Weird, but I’m down. This RZA Remix of Alt-J’s hit “Breezeblocks” is definitely a bit odd but it works out. It’s a fresh, unique take on the tune we all fell in love with. Can’t argue with that one!
Summer’s gone, and school has started. It all sounds about as depressing as it feels, and as we embark on the ongoing cycle of school, weekend, school, etc. it almost feels as if something is being stolen from us. So we go out on weekends and wreck shit up and engage in behavior our parents’ would probably not be proud of. So this tape, like almost every Tape Tuesday before it, is sort of a toast to being young. It’s about the lasting effects of summer and lots about love. Also, I’ve totally been playing Grand Theft Auto IV again lately. It’s a problem.
- Obey City – Reflect Effect
- The Coopers – Summer’s Child
- Antonio Paul – Coloured Screens
- Zak Waters – Penelope (Radio Edit)
- Mikky Ekko – Kids (Max Martin’d by Djemba Djemba Trollmix)
- Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (ft. Majid Jordan)
- Budo – Barcelona
- Earl Sweatshirt – Sunday (ft. Frank Ocean)
- X Ambassadors – Power Trip (J. Cole Cover)
- San Mei – Brighter
- Thief – Broken Boy
- Whinnie Williams – Break Hearts In Your Sleep
- Mikal Cronin – Weight
- Party Supplies – Love Song
- Moonlight Mask – What’s That? (Gimme That)
- Jaymes Young – Northern Lights
- Enth Degree – I Heart You
- Seekae – Another Girl
I would tell her all these fairytales, the ones I tried to write
We’ve come to the end of a long weekend, and as for me, I’m sitting on a bus in resurrected traffic after it magically disappeared for a few days due to the closing of a bridge, and I have this anxious feeling inside my stomach about going back to the fast-paced life at work. The weekend was filled with relaxing activities (and by that I mean “doing nothing”) and fun activities that let me completely escape the thought of work looming around the corner. (I’m going against the messages I tend to send in my Straight Talk Sunday posts, but work has just been stressful…no avoiding it, I don’t think.) So as I sit here scrolling through my SoundCloud stream, there are upbeat songs that I would probably otherwise like, but I’m not ready for that yet this morning (it is before 8am after all). And then this song by Australian group Seekae came on, and it was perfection. Its sonic qualities–slow, steady, calming–are exactly what I need to keep me calm right now. The ironic part is that its lyrics are incredibly unsettling: I want another girl, I want another girl, I thought that you should know. For now, I’m glad this song wasn’t written for me and that I can enjoy it for its therapeutic delivery of sounds rather than its gutting message. My apologies to any out there who feel the opposite.