RPM Presents: Tunesday 6/18/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday 6/18/19



This week’s Tunesday playlist shreds. Most weeks we have a hodgepodge of variety, but this week the RPM team was definitely vibing on the same wavelength. It flows and it feels oh so right!

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“My Own Worst Enemy” by Lit

Lit - My Own Worst Enemy (Official Music Video)

“This week has got me on a serious throwback kick! Most of us find a youthful love for music we were subjected to by our parents, so my Tunesday picks this week reflect those childhood tunes! The rhythm guitar progression fills my chest with that warm teenage desire. I love it.” – Allie


“Disco” by Surf Curse

Surf Curse - Disco

“The new single by Surf Curse is an alluring invitation to dance. I’ve been listening to it non-stop and I can’t avoid moving my shoulders to its rhythm.” – Yisel


“Amazing (feat. Melanie Rutherford)” by Royce 5’9”

Amazing (feat. Melanie Rutherford)

“This is one of those songs where as soon as I heard it, I needed to know the name of the song and the artist. I love the way the way the paints the artist’s childhood as he revisits the town he grew up in before he became famous.” – Becca


“Black Sap Scriptures” by Plague Vendor

Plague Vendor - "Black Sap Scriptures"

“When I hear this song, I can picture the exact time I first heard it. I was in the car with my good friends. The windows were all rolled down because it’s one of the first good days after a harsh Minnesota winter. It always brings me back to that moment.” – Becca


“Pass This On” by The Knife

The Knife - 'Pass This On' | Future Shorts

“All the way from Sweden, The Knife came to give us their sweet sounding electro-pop sound, and “Pass This On” is a perfect example.” – Yisel


“Big Blue Wave” by Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean! - Big Blue Wave [Official Music Video]

“Voice actress Ashleigh Ball brings cheesy happy vibes in this tune. I was in a busy shopping alley in Tokyo and heard this song, but was too slow to find my Shazam app. Days later, I was at a McDonald’s in downtown Harajuku and it was on their restaurant playlist. Serendipity.” – Jay


“Roman Sky” by Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold - Roman Sky (Live At The GRAMMY Museum®)

“You either hate or love Avenged Sevenfold. Regardless of what you might think of the band, I recommend giving this song a listen.  This song gives me chills every time I hear it.” -Becca


“Under Wraps” by Her’s

Her's - Under Wraps

“I saw Her’s play last year and it shortly became one of my new favorite bands. “Under Wraps” was written by guitarists and vocalist Stephen Fitzpatrick. He mentioned at the concert it was written for his sister.  It’s such a personal and moving song. Tragically, the band died on a car accident a couple of months ago. I still can’t get over it. Every time I listen to their music, I am thankful they got to leave their essence on it.” – Yisel


“Little Black Back Pack” by Stroke 9

Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack Video

“Woofta! This tune absolutely rocks. The transition from the smooth verses into the building pre-chorus and punch intro the chorus brings me right back to the Cabaret Bar and the sloppy, but awesome, karaoke performances that ensued.” – Allie


“The Death Of Girl Number Two” by Say Hi

Say Hi To Your Mom - The Death Of Girl Number Two *WITH LYRICS*

“A somber song that marries guitar rhythms with synthesizers in a somewhat psychedelic way. Previously known as Say Hi to Your Mom, Eric Elbogen impressively does all the band’s instruments and vocals on his own, originally creating this project in Brooklyn.” – Jay


“Song Of The Second Moon” by Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Song of the Second Moon (1957)

“Probably the best overall composition in the early electronic scene. It’s got just the right amount of novelty (bleeps and bloops), but it’s also a windy, dusty song that really uses its constraints to its advantage. It’s…cool? There’s nothing like it, not even from its creators.” – Willie


“Too Much Time Together” by San Cisco

San Cisco - 'Too Much Time Together' Official Music Video

“They’ll be headlining the Aussie BBQ at Central Park Summerstage in NYC this weekend, so why not get prepared with one of their most summery songs?” – Andrew


“Is This Clear? I” by Laraaji

“Every song on Vision Songs Pt. 1 is somehow still catchy. It’s the kind of album that you don’t have much to say about but is a friendly companion. This one is the height of bounciness, but still a song for meditating. Laraaji announces a great many things, and he asks “Is this very clear?”” – WIllie


“Things Change” by Carla Geneve

“I was lucky enough to catch one of her first US shows last week at Minneapolis’ Cedar Cultural Center. We are in a golden age of Australian female singer-songwriters, and Geneve is part of that tapestry.” – Andrew


“Zombie Sweater” by Ramonda Hammer

Ramonda Hammer // Zombie Sweater (Official Music Video)

“I saw them open for Bully in LA, and immediately was rocking to their opening song, Zombie Sweater. As I chatted with their drummer Mark Edwards after the gig, Colleen Green rolled by and called him “drummer boy” then immediately apologized. Why? I do not know. But their song stuck with me after that.” – Jay


“Screaming Skull” by Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth - Screaming Skull

“I used to hiss the word “society” a la this song when I would make fun of my brother liking Sonic Youth. Then I got a little older and realized that Sonic Youth rocks. They’re very cool, admit it. You couldn’t pull off whining the word “society” in a song.” – Willie


“LO-FI” by Tamara & the Dreams

Tamara & the Dreams - LO-FI

“This DIY dream pop artist from Melbourne has been turning heads with this one about those moments when you just wanna be alone.” – Andrew


“Glycerine” by Bush

“This track is my Dad’s all-time-favorite. It holds a special place in my heart, as well as many memories in my mind. There is a moment in the string section at 3:10 that electrifies my heart with a purple desperation. To me, this song is a deep blue, purple hue that steals my attention for four and a half minutes.” – Allie

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