“Country Queen” by Night Moves
“Night Moves” by Bob Seger is an all-time classic jam and anyone who tells you otherwise needs to be punched right in the beak. But a while ago, my friends and I started singing it as “Night Grooves” instead, and it never sounded the same. That has to be the worst euphemism for sex ever, right? “How your date go last night broski?” “Sweet, I was working on some chick’s night grooves.” Ugh. Look at that picture up there. These guys know what I’m talking about. Anyway, this song from the Minneapolis trio is pretty and ascending in its whirling organ burn and understated riffing. Spin called it “cosmically expansive and yet twangily intimate,” which I guess is what happens when you bring a banjo into the bedroom. Their record Colored Emotions is out on October 16.
“Roses On Your Silhouette ” by A.Chal
I rather like this brooding track from LA via NYC producer/vocalist A.Chal off his Ballroom Riots EP out on November 6th, but I can’t help thinking that this is probably exactly what it sounds like inside the domes of every single one of the shittiest loverman bros you see at the club on the prowl—like, on some serial killer of ‘stabbing mad pussy’ shit. Spitting game that’s supposed to come off as romantical, but really just ends up making everyone want to call their mother, “just to check in,” when they get up the next morning. Chill, creeping beat though, so call it even?
“In the Summer” by Naytronix
Mid-song tempo changes, spooky curlicues of synth riffing, off-kilter rhythms, and spooky carnival sound effects—all seems par for the course for the Naytronix, aka Nate Brenner, bass player for tUnE-yArDs. Too many ideas in my head, must get them all out at once. No one understands me. Oh hey look at that, a leaf fluttering in the wind over a sewer grate. Music is like this whole other language, you know what I mean? Listen to it HERE.