It's the first week where bands have started releasing new non-festive music on a regular basis. And already it's got us excited for 2015. Hear this week's 5 best songs below, including the first taste of Heems from Das Racist's solo project, Toronto art star Bile Sister and more.
""Continental Shelf" was just the first taste of their upcoming self-titled album, but it was good enough to stand aside the best songs of last year. Their second helping, "Silhouettes," suggests the album is going to be an early contender for best of 2015 honours. Yes, it's only January. But we're pretty confident."
"Like most Das Racist-affiliated music there's enough to read between the lines to crash Rap Genius, but also enough instant gratification to justify dedicating one of 50 tabs to its stream."
""Mr. Face," is a lo-fi country-punk hoedown. That combination sounds like a natural repellent on paper, but Ty Segall makes it work on glasses. After all, he does wear cowboy boots on stage while he headbangs."
"The song is about friendship and comradely within the Toronto music circuit." - Julie Reich
"Where the original uses sci-fi synths and other electronic bloops, this version is more intimate, putting the focus on the layered twinkle of his piano (recorded in his flat in Southern Sweden), a toy glockenspiel and the floating, wordless embellishments of Sally Shapiro."