Well, it’s that time again…a little late in the day, but a post is a post is a post. Here once again is our top 5 songs of the week:
Sufjan Stevens – The Lord God Bird
Song Of The Week
While this track was made available here back in July, some of you, like iGIF, may have missed it. Whether this track can be considered a preview of an upcoming Arkansas release, only time will tell. Until then, Sufjan continues to seemingly effortlessly churn out jaw-droppingly beautiful songs from his oh-so-brilliant head.
The Minders – Pauline
Connor’s 1st Pick
I thankfully heard about The Minders because of a cover of their song “Tuesday” that Elliott Smith had done a few times…and because I have every ES show ever recorded (no joke), I thought it a good idea to check this band out. If a band is lucky enough to be covered by Elliott, then their lucky enough to get a little “exposure” from iGIF. If you like The New Pornographers, you’ll love The Minders!
She Wants Revenge – Tear Your Apart
Nathaniel’s 1st Pick
My first pick comes off of one of Geffen Records newly acquired and cherished bands. She Wants Revenge is what one might call electro-rock with an assortment of estranged beats. Their debut album comes out Jan 31 with a slew of tour dates to be found on their site Their lyrics are fun and their live shows are supposed to be 10x better.
Islands – Rough Gem
Connor’s 2nd Pick
Fans of The Unicorns, open your ears! After disbanding earlier this year, two members of that wildly eccentric indie band, Nick Diamonds and J’aime Tambour, have formed a more indie-pop-focused band. Islands music is not as lo-fi as The Unicorns, but this track is just as ear catching and melodic as the frightfully exuberant, fantasy animal-based band that preceded it.
Morningwood – Nth Degree
Nathaniel’s 2nd Pick
My choices this week are somewhat influenced by beats with somewhat of an electronic assortment. My second pick was sent to me just a few days ago, claiming that it would “put me in a good mood.” They get credit for a good band name and a debut release slated for Jan 10. It screams pop, but it made me tap my foot and actually did put me in a good mood, so I’m willing to bet it’ll at least make you nod your head.