RPM Presents: Tunesday 8/20/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday 8/20/19

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This week’s Tunesday playlist is populated by the likes of Jacob Banks, Denzel Curry, Ween, The Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes and more! Check out what the RPM staff have been vibing to this week:

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“Into the Heart of Love” by Woo

Into the Heart of Love

“I’ve only recently realized how much good New Age music I’ve missed out on because I didn’t let myself embrace easy listening. Woo is definitely easy to listen to, and it’s the musical equivalent of a light meal.” -- Willie

 

“Wenu Wenu” by Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu (Official Audio)

“Absolutely larger than life figure, wedding singer, and the voice behind over 500 albums! He went from a local celebrity in Syria to a worldwide star, and it’s not hard to see why.” -- Willie 

 

“Ocean Man” by Ween

Ween - Ocean Man [Music Video]

“Not only was this featured as the end credits song in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, the song belongs to the album “The Mollusk” which helped inspire Hillenburg to create Spongebob.” -- David

 

“Off the Da Zoinkys” -- JID

JID - Off Da Zoinkys

“This is one of the songs I listen to a lot, and catch something new every time I hear it. This song talks about JID’s struggle with drugs and how it feels it negatively affects the rap game.” -- Becca

 

“Right Side of My Neck” by Faye Webster

“I’m a sucker for dreamy, lilting love songs, and this one checks all the boxes, and then some: with pedal steel, breathy vocals, and nostalgic lyrics, Faye Webster provides the ultimate soundtrack for sitting on a breezy porch, soaking in the last days of summer.” -- Colleen

 

“Carry the Zero” by Built to Spill

“From their seminal 1998 album Keep it Like a Secret, the more I listen to this song the more I realize it’s perfect. Time capsule indie rock brilliance.” -- Andrew

 

“Chainsmoking” by Jacob Banks

Jacob Banks - Chainsmoking (Official Video)

“This work-song sounding tune highlights the pitfalls of an unhealthy love that you cant seem to quit. The grind of percussive lines evokes this frustrated desperation that ensues.” -- Allie 

 

“Baptize Me” by X Ambassadors & Jacob Banks

X Ambassadors & Jacob Banks - Baptize Me (Lyrics)

“Similar to my first pick, this track represents the human need to be cleansed from unhealthy habits, relationships, or environments that we may have welcomed into our lives at some point before. This song is the light bulb moment for us all when we are awakened to the fact that things need to change.” -- Allie

 

“Spongebob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy” by The Flaming Lips

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie OST: SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall of Energy

“Not far from Ween’s influence are The Flaming Lips who made this original song for the movie’s credits as well and went on to create music for the Broadway musical.  It’s also just a really fun song.” -- David

 

“Dance Motherfucker Dance” by the Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes- Dane Mother,F**ker,Dance!

“I recently got to see Violent Femmes. I forgot how fun they are live. After almost 30 years, they still know how to put on a good show.” -- Becca

 

“Hell Hole” by Kitten Forever

KITTEN FOREVER - "HELL HOLE"

“Forever have been a staple of the Minneapolis punk scene since the ‘90s, making waves with just a bass, drum kit, and telephone mic. “Hell Hole” is off of the band’s latest album, 2018’s Semi-Permanent, and is a perfect introduction to Kitten Forever’s explosive sound. Hop in the car with some friends, roll the windows down, and turn this one up.” -- Colleen

 

“Aranda” by Naná Vasconcelos

Nana Vasconcelos - Aranda

“Aranda” appears on Africadeus, which showcases an evolving kind of jazz from Brazil in the early ’70s. I’m really not sure what to call it, but it feels nice.” -- Willie

 

“RICKY” by Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry - RICKY

“This song goes SO. HARD. A lot of people have been talking about Denzel’s cover of “Bulls on Parade,” but make no mistake, “RICKY” is his best work.” -- Andrew

 

 

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