RPM Presents: Tunesday 9/10/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday 9/10/19


This week’s Tunesday playlist features a heady mix of songs from across the spectrum. Where else could you find atonal Bach-inspired jazz and a comedy band called Ninja Sex Party in the same place? Nowhere but RPM.


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“Fire in the Head” by The Tea Party

The Tea Party - Fire In The Head
“The favorite sons of Windsor, Ontario garnered a reputation in the 1990s for their “Moroccan roll” style of music, and if you want to be primed on that, this one is a good place to start.” -- Andrew

“Kudis” by Skux

Skux - Kudis (Official Music Video)

“For the amount of love songs that exist, why haven’t more artists written about cooties? This song from New Zealand punk band Skux has an energy as infectious as the little creepy crawlies it gets its name from.” -- Colleen


“A&E” by Inga Copeland

Inga Copeland - a&e

“A song for a little dancing, not too much. I don’t think it’s very seasonal, but I’ve been feeling it as the weather suddenly turned fall-ish.” -- Willie


“The Sycamore Tree” by Tortuga Shades

The Sycamore Tree (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Tortuga Shades

“I saw this band for the first time at SXSW ’19, and was impressed by the diversity of their set. With a blend of alternative rock, some bluesy folk riffs, and a singer with a distinct voice, Tortuga Shades are a hidden gem out Austin, TX.” -- Jay


“Trembling Hands” by The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap - Trembling Hands
“This song makes me feel understood on a deep emotional level--and that’s before the words come in. Something about this riff transcends language, and speaks to the most human part in me.” -- Andrew


“Frequent Crier” by Future Teens

Future Teens - "Frequent Crier" (official video)

“Yes, this is the second week in a row that I’ve picked a song about crying. Future Teens’ sophomore album Breakout Season is a knockout from front to back. It delivers pop-punk anthems about surviving heartbreak and perfectly captures those moments when you just can’t hold it together any longer.” -- Colleen


“Breezin'” by George Benson

“Breezin’ is perfect for any car ride, sweeping your distracted thoughts off the floor of your mind and taking you away on a relaxing journey through this instrumental.” -- David


“When I Grow Up” by Honeybutter

“Honeybutter is an up-and-coming Minneapolis based band that has sparks an electrifying intrigue. Produced by Zak Khan and led by Clara Wicklund and Andreas Fenner, this group is a trio to be reckoned with. I have high hopes for their potential!” -- Allie


“Trampoline (Jauz Remix)” by SHAED

SHAED - Trampoline (Jauz Remix)

“I’ve known this band for years, since they opened for Bishop Briggs on her first tour. I’m excited to see them climbing the charts with their new single, “Trampoline.” Chelsea Lee has one of the most powerful voices in the indie game, leaving the audience blown away by every live performance. Throw in some synths and it’s right in my wheelhouse.” -- Jay


“The No Pants Dance (feat. Ninja Sex Party)” by TWRP

TWRP - The No Pants Dance feat. Ninja Sex Party (Official video)

“The No Pants Dance is an equally catchy, funky and hilarious comedy romp. Ninja Sex Party and TWRP give The Lonely Island a run for their money in the realm of comedy music.” -- David


“Delphian Nuptials” by Don Byron, Aruan Ortiz

“From last year’s Random Dances & A(tonalities), it’s a jazz duet that stops you in your tracks and manages to quote a famous Bach passage in a way that totally flips the meaning. Plenty of tonalities, plenty of atonalities. Something for everyone?” --  Willie


“Outta Control” by Jayna Davis

“Jayna Davis is another wildly talented artist from Minneapolis, who I have had the privilege to produce. This first track we’ve released together highlights the excitement, inhibition, and the eventual surrender to love’s grip.” -- Allie


“Not in Nottingham” covered by Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons - Not In Nottingham (High Quality)

“To be honest, this is the only Mumford and Sons song I know, and it’s not even by them. Regardless, after a recent rewatching of Disney’s Robin Hood, I have a lot more appreciation for this song.” -- Becca


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