RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/21/19

RPM Presents: Tunesday, 5/21/19

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With this weeks Tunesday Playlist, our writers are definitely vibing to different styles ranging from British Folk throwbacks to recognizable TV soundtracks. Check out this week’s jams: 

 

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“Go” by Mrch

“Pronounced as “March”, it’s so easy to get lost in the synth-wave dream-pop aura that this Arizona-based duo shares to their listeners. “Go” is just one of a few great ones from their discography, and I truly wish they would do a full-scale tour outside of local venues, as they have the chops for sure.” – Jay

 

“Nameless, Faceless” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless

“Self Doubt?  Scared of walking down dark alleys alone as a woman? A bit angry, a bit empathetic, a bit lonely? Time to listen to this song.” – Yisel

 

“Waves” by General Fiasco

General Fiasco - Waves

“This guitar-driven Northern Irish band delivers a catchy jam that echoes a proud and proper way of dealing with a fling or a breakup, using their metaphorical wave analogy.” – Jay

 

“In Camera” by Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma - In Camera (Official Video)

“Each week I search the musical storage of my mind for my Tunesday picks, and I’ve come to notice a common element shared by most of my selections. I love so many different genres and artists that I haven’t necessarily been in the mindset to notice commonalities between them all, but as we have been concocting these playlist each week, I am noticing my draw towards driving bass riffs. This tune, “In Camera” opens with a really groovy 80s sounding bass, both in rhythm and ambience. The chorus opens up to a warm, beachy feel. I must be subconsciously longing for summer! It makes sense being a Minnesota gal!” – Al Pash

 

“Kind & Generous” by Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant - Kind and Generous

“I spent most of my flight back to the States from Sydney watching The Good Place and revisiting the music I listened to between the ages of 13 and 15. This one stuck out to me as an underrated throwback from Natalie’s post-10,000 Maniacs days, and as the whole thing’s an expression of gratitude, it puts me in quite the good mood.” – Andrew

 

“Steal My Sunshine” by Len

Len - Steal My Sunshine

“My friend Kate and I spent a good part of a dinner recently discussing the brilliance of the pop music landscape of 1998, and this is ground zero for that brilliance. What an incredibly fun song, one that stands the test of time.” – Andrew

 

“Rum River” by Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps - Rum Runner

I’ve been digging into some early vaporwave recently, and this one from 2011 makes for some nice easy listening as it warms up. Have a relaxing time at the water park.” – Willie

 

“Lights Out, Words Gone” by Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone

“When I listen to this song, I just want to submerge inside a bathtub and move my arms in slight strange dance moves.” – Yisel

 

“Copshawholme Fair” by Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span really grows on you, I promise. They do this traditional ballad perfectly thanks to an inspired accordion. It makes the transition from acoustic folk to electric folk sound seamless. If only those old balladeers had amplifiers…” – Willie

 

“Feel it All Around” by Washed Out

Washed Out Feel It All Around

“Many of you may recognize this tune from the opening sequence of the tv show “Portlandia”. This week I was standing in line at a local coffeeshop, when this song came overhead. It was familiar enough to grab my aural attention, but I couldn’t quite place it. Luckily I was able to snag the title/artist from the barista, who kindly checked the playlist for me! The etherial chords and chill, rhythmic components numb my mind, which is often a necessity after a long day of use. To me, it is the perfect way to conclude another Tunesday Playlist, leaving you in a relaxed and sensual state. ” – Al Pash

 

 

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