MIXTAPE MONDAY: Check out new songs from Braid, Gold-Bears, White Sea, Julianna Barwick and many more!
Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Spider Bags, Braid, White Sea, Craft Spells and more right here!
"Back with You Again in the World" from Spider Bags is a perfect opening track for the group's upcoming fourth studio album, Frozen Letter, and also this week's mixtape. It's hard not to tap your toes to this number, and we're not complaining!
RIYL: Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Dawes
If you're a fan of Braid, you probably know that the seminal 1990s emo band has reunited and a new album, No Coast (Braid's first in 16 years), hits this summer. This week we got a great new taste of what Braid can do now that the members are older and perhaps wiser.
RIYL: Hey Mercedes (I'm not joking)
Gold-Bear's new single "Yeah, Tonight" takes a step away from the punk-inspired songs we've heard from the band before and more into the realm of power-pop. We dare you not to sing along to this one.
RIYL: The Thermals, Belle and Sebastian
Considering White Sea is the solo project from M83 member Morgan Kibby, we all had high expectations for what we'd be hearing. "Future Husbands Past Lives," has an air off and electronica that Daft Punk would be jealous of. Get ready for more hits from Kibby's White Sea.
RIYL: Bat Fur Lashes, Robyn, HAIM
"Never Coming Home" from Memphis-based Americana outfit Reigning Sound is definitely one of the more peppy numbers from the week, despite some depressing lyrics. Whether you want to hear the downer story or feel uplifted by the orchestration, this is a song for us all.
RIYL: The Band, Bob Dylan
FYFE, A.K.A. Paul Dixon, has a great method behind his music. Mixing R&B and pop vocals with impressive electronica-influenced orchestration, he's sure to get some new fans after you listen to "For You" below - especially when the saxophone solo kicks in!
RIYL: Justin Timberlake, James Blake
Julianna Barwick's new song, "Meet You at Midnight," features real audio from the Dogfish Head brewery, which she has teamed up with on a new beer and music collaboration. Listen to this new ambient track and get excited for her IPA inspired EP coming out this summer, entitled Rosabi. Look out for the brew of the same name as well!
RIYL: Sigur Ros, Grouper
The newest song from Craft Spells, "Komorebi," has us in awe. There's not quite much to say about this impressive track besides we can't stop listening to it! Listen for yourself and you'll know where we're coming from on this one.
RIYL: Real Estate, Sufjan Stevens
Our latest mixtape is great for welcoming in the summer, which is finally just around the corner. Let the warm weather soak in with these tracks!