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 Deerhoof, Screaming Females, Fyfe, Royale and more right here!
"Rot" by the Brooklyn-based garage rock duo Washer is a great track full of angst and chaos - the perfect song to start off any Monday!
RIYL: Cloud Nothings, METZ
Screaming Females - a modern gift of rock n' roll goodness - take a step back from the grittiness of its past, giving us the great jam "Wishing Well." Sure the song is a bit slower and calmer, but boy is it still full of the energy we crave from this band!
RIYL: Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies
Slowing things down a bit more, we dive into the new song "Out of Season," by Royale. This slow-tempo thumper spreads around and fills the room with a dreamy feeling, then wakes us up with echoing guitars and booming percussion.
RIYL: Radiohead, The Antlers
Check out Ryan Adam's cover of Alice In Chains' "Nutshell," HAIM and Stevie Nicks teaming up to sing "Rhiannon," an unreleased Elliott Smith song, "Ocean," which he recorded at the age of 14, and "Old On," a song performed by unlikely trio Ben Kweller, Selena Gomez, and William H. Macy.
Deerhoof's noisy, dizzying new track, "Last Fad," is a perfect mix of dissonance and harmony. Seemingly nonsensical, the song is pretty catchy when you really take the time to listen to the melody. It's wild and dirty, but also soulful and sweet at times.
RIYL: Animal Collective, Yeasayer
Watch a great video for this song right HERE!
There are plenty of great examples of songs that make you remember a band for the rest of the year and possibly your life. This week, we share with you "Green" by Dilly Dally, probably your favorite song by the end of today.
RIYL: Neil Young, Warpaint, Modest Mouse
We're closing out this week's mixtape with a great new electronica-infused pop number by Fyfe, a.k.a. songwriter Paul Dixon. Painting a harrowing picture of a relationship that's about to implode, "Hold On" is a great breakup tune that will have you embracing heartache.
RIYL: Athlete, Sondre Lerche, Sam Smith
This week's Mixtape Monday was a bit messier than usual, making it the perfect compilation to share with one of your pals that really needs some inspiration. He or she will learn that some great noise can become great music - and hopefully put that analogy together for him or herself.