RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/28/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/28/19

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Finding their own place on this week’s Tunesday Playlist, our writers were digging on dark electro beats, 70s throwbacks, Latin rock, and indie pop. I guess you could say we have an appreciation for ALL music! Check out this weeks jams:

 

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“Repatriated” by Handsome Furs

Handsome Furs - Repatriated

“If you’re familiar with the band Wolf Parade or the 2013 film they scored, Adult World, then you probably know of the Canadian-duo, Handsome Furs. Synth-heavy and aspiring is how I would describe the sensation I get from hearing this upbeat tune, despite its sobering oppressive lyrics.” -- Jay

 

“Used To Be In Love” by Jungle Giants

The Jungle Giants - Used To Be In Love (OFFICIAL)

“Caught this Brisbane band at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Friday and it was one of the best sets I’ve seen in New York in a very, very long time. Usually it’s hard to get NYC crowds to stop taking themselves so seriously and get down--Jungle Giants did that and then some.” --  Andrew

 

“Deeper Than Love” by Colleen Green

Colleen Green - Deeper Than Love

“She only needs her drum machine, guitar, and some weed, and Colleen Green will delight you with a sonic bliss that takes you different directions depending on what song you choose. I chose a trancey jam behind all-too-real lyrics with “Deeper Than Love.” -- Jay

 

“Hunger” by Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus - Hunger (Official Video)

The energy of Zola plus the energy of a trombone, a song to feel energized after one more day of rest.” -- Yisel

 

“Gloria” by Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan - Gloria [1982]

“I’ve been on a disco kick lately as I’ve been compiling a playlist of all the best--and this is track one. Originally recorded in Italian by Umberto Tozzi, the Laura Branigan version was huge for me when I was a kid, and has recently made a resurgence as the victory song for the St. Louis Blues--who opened their first Stanley Cup Finals since 1970 on Monday against the same team that beat them that year: the Boston Bruins. My Avalanche are out of it, so let’s go Blues!” -- Andrew

 

“77%” by The Herd

“A classic of Australian hip hop with strong political under AND overtones, this has been in my head ever since last Saturday’s Aussie election, which I happened to be in Sydney for. Also: this one needs a MASSIVE language warning, so skip it if you’re as much into swearing as Aussie hip hop heads are.” -- Andrew

 

“What’s A Girl To Do?” by Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do

The Mysticism of Natasha Khan in a song that wonders how to deal with the disappearance of love.” -- Yisel

 

“Hang On Me” by Potty Mouth

Potty Mouth - Hang On Me (Buzzsession)

“Released last week, this studio session cover is quite an edgy performance by Potty Mouth. Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is a veteran icon in the game, and it was enjoyable to see a band I know well put their spin on a track off such an inventive album, Masseduction.” -- Jay

 

“Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp - Ooh La La

A synth, a guitar, a glittering horse, Alison Goldfrapp and some “Ooh La La” whatever that pleasurable sound means for you.” -- Yisel

 

“Nos Siguen Pegando Abajo” by Charly Garcia

Charly García - Nos siguen pegando abajo (pecado mortal)

I could listen to just the bass on this song for days. Luckily, there’s the rest of the song too! Gleefully pushing back against the ones striking us down, it’s an obvious anthem and a danceable one to boot. It’s in my exclusive “good songs” playlist, so you know it’s good.” -- Willie

 

“Pretend I Never Happened” by Willie Nelson

Pretend I Never Happened

I’ve been listening to Nelson’s Phases and Stages a lot recently, a high concept album that sees him tell the story of a divorce from both sides. It’s cheerful, it wallows, and it has a killer theme. “Pretend I Never Happened,” is not one of the wallowers, surprisingly.” -- Willie

 

“Alibi” by Mansionair

“This track has so many different parts that puzzle together perfectly. The production captures multiple moods with a collection of diverse electronic elements. The heavy, dark bass that opens the tune grittily contrasts with the pleasing whistled loop that plays melodically in the chorus. Such a sweet song.” -- Al Pash

 

“Crazy -- Nozê Remix Extended Club Version

Ornette - "Crazy" (Nôze remix) [Official]

“I’ve been craving a-cappella choral music lately, and the opening harmonies of the vocals on this track fill that need. The groovy club beat that is introduced excites me for warm, summer hang nights out.” -- Al Pash

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