RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/7/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/7/19

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What have the RPM Writers been listening to this week? It appears that their veins were pumping with punk-y blood. Back with another stellar playlist curated by our in-house music enthusiasts, we present the latest installment of the Tunesday playlist:

 

 

“Fantasy” by Sofi Tukker

SOFI TUKKER - Fantasy (Official Video) [Ultra Music]

“I’ve been itching for this song to be released since I first saw them play it live a year ago. Now that it’s in the world, I’m as happy as a clam in the Amazon—which is exactly how this song makes me feel. An insightful bop about fictionalized romantic projections that harkens back to the best of ‘90s Eurodance? A huge yes from me.” -- Andrew

 

“Gemini” by Hoops

“Nice and breezy bedroom pop jam, the soundtrack for the rainy weekend.” -- Tamika

 

“This Picture” by Placebo

Placebo - This Picture
“Afraid of growing old? In need of lyrics to scream it to the world? I would recommend singing to these lyrics. ” -- Yisel

 

“Picture Cards Can’t Picture You” by Blaze Foley

Blaze Foley Picture Cards Can't Picture You
“Blaze Foley is heartbreaking now and forever, and this tune is especially touching. It’s recorded live with indistinct chatter and the ambient sounds of the room as accompaniment. Tough to beat in the depressive country genre.” -- Willie

 

“Buddy Holly” by Weezer

Weezer - Buddy Holly
“Sometimes a punky headbanger is my only vice to get through a long day. This tune brings me right back to my tom-boy days, shredding through the neighborhood streets on my skateboard, convincing myself I was Tony Hawk” -- Allie

 

“I Love LA” by Starcrawler

Starcrawler - I Love LA
“A menagerie of punk and pop, that evokes The Runaways. Certainly, will give you mixed feelings about LA— Do you love it? Or you never want to come back?” -- Yisel

 

“The Art Teacher” by Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright - The Art Teacher - 2004 12 16

“Rufus’s beautiful voice, melodies, and lyrics never fail to wrap their way deep into my consciousness and haunt me long after I’ve stopped listening. This song paints a heart breaking story of unrequited, young love as the narrator looks back and laments her regrets” -- Larissa

 

“Naïve” by The Kooks

“Sometimes you need a throwback indie anthem to carry you through the day, and that’s what this is for me. It also reminds me of some of my best friends, which is a nice feeling to feel when you’re far away from home as I currently am!” -- Andrew

 

“Free Spirit” by Khalid

Khalid - Free Spirit (Official Video)
“The newly released “Free Spirit”, is the title track of Khalid’s second studio album. The vibe of this tune resonates familiarly with his fans, closely resembling the sonics of his first record; however, there is a new sophistication in the production of this tune that’s a tell tale sign of his development as an artist. Such a beautiful tune, with an outro that will take your breath away.” -- Allie

 

“Xerces Blau” by James Ferraro

James Ferraro - Xerces Blau
“From Ferraro’s just-released Requiem for Recycled Earth, it’s a dark goodbye to the planet carried out through the sounds of its destruction (yes, electronic bells). The sounds of his vaporwave days haven’t gone away, and it turns out that it was really sinister corporate sounds that doomed us. Oops!” -- Willie

 

“She’s a Tangerine” by rogov

“This little gem floated into my discover weekly this week & I’ve been jammin’ repeatedly so now I’m giving you the pleasure of a listen. Whimsical Syd Barrett vibes.” -- Larissa

 

“Mansion Door” by Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves - "Mansion Door" (Live at WFUV)
“Shakey Graves takes a step back form their usual American sound to deliver a strong 90’s-alt rock inspired love ballad.” -- Tamika

 

“Wisdom Teeth” by Waax

WAAX - Wisdom Teeth

“This jam is rowdy, in a good way! The global music community needs to know more about this Aussie group led by Maz.” -- Jay

 

“Hot Pink” by Let’s Eat Grandma

Let's Eat Grandma - Hot Pink (Official Music Video)

“Superb electronic production from this young English duo, and equally as splendid on stage!” -- Jay
 

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