Last month I wasn’t very focused on finding new music for me to enjoy and share with all of you lovely people. It was crazy. I was wrapping things up at my full-time gig, working freelance gigs on the side, and still trying to put in time at the gym so I could look fly at my cousin’s wedding in Austin. I did find a couple of gems though that I think you’re gonna dig.
Animal Collective – Man of Oil
I’m going to be honest you. While I have listened to and liked most of the things that Animal Collective has come out with for the past few years, I haven’t truly LOVED anything since Merriweather Post Pavilion (except maybe for “Rosie Oh”). This is the first thing I’ve loved by them in a long time. It reminds me of the old days before they got all crazy with the synths. Ya know, when they used to just make all those weird rhythmic noises with real instruments.
Swim Mountain – Anyone
You know your girl Colleen loves when a rock song has a cool beat. Now that I’m looking at this Swim Mountain guy, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him on Bumble… Anyways, he’s got a new EP out and it’s pretty good.
Gorillaz – Strobelight
Gorillaz are back and now they’re humans…I guess? I’m not going to pretend I’ve ever understood what this cartoon band is all about, but I do like a lot of their songs, including this one.
The Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
A couple weeks ago, I was at some guy’s house and he had an Amazon Alexa. He asked for some stupid playlist and I said, “Alexa, put on ‘Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)’ by The Looking Glass.” Alexa is basically the new aux cord, people.
Miles from Kinshasa – Fireworks
This moody little gem reminds me so much of Seal. Remember Seal? Like “Kissed by a Rose” Seal? Do you hear it?
Little Dragon – Celebrate
Do you like Prince? I think you’ll like this too. I think this band should team up with argonaut&wasp and have a sick dance party, and invite Your Truly of course.
Portugal the Man – Feel It Still – Medasin Remix
I love when you hear a remix that’s completely different from the original song, but still 100% works. The original of this song sounds like 60’s spy movie chase scene, this sounds like a chilling in a waterfall.
Here’s the complete playlist – only 15 songs this time. Get it together, Welsch. Don’t worry. It’s not technically even June yet and I already have 7 songs on my next playlist.
If you like these posts, follow me on Spotify! I make a new playlist every month, and I also make random and specific mixes like “Aggressively Pregaming” (when you’re mad but also need to get ready to go out) and “Standard Party Playlist” (a playlist you can put on at literally any party and it will be lit).