This week's five best songs roundup is 100% Canadian! But it runs the gamut from sugar pop crossover to ripping punk to hazy, bedroom production. It's been a good week. Listen below.
As usual, it rips - every member of the power trio is as powerful as they need to be, which is to say very powerful. But you're also probably going to be humming that guitar riff for awhile. Trust me.
"The band is an attempt to see what happens when you limit yourself and only allow yourself very specific tools to use. Writing music that feels unnatural and tense, and then putting a melody over top. We all like The Beach Boys just as much as we like Lightning Bolt or Wire." - Michael le Riche
Carly Rae Jepsen surely didn't predict her Bieber-driven "Call Me Maybe" spreading as far and wide as it did, that infectious, ubiquitous hook travelling from the Top 40 charts to the pages of Pitchfork. So for her newest single "All That," she's leaning into it, taking the quickest shortcuts to that coveted cool-kid/pop crossover goldmine: Ariel Rechtshaid and Dev Hynes.
Tommy Paxton-Beesley's bedroom R&B sounds exactly like the kind of thing that's been brought into this world by the hands of a lone soul working in the dim glow of a laptop through the earliest hours of the morning — it's intimate and tender and confessional. No wonder the Toronto producer got Drake's attention.
"Life is a melody and we are just animals out of tune with this world. As we sail on a stream of dreams, eyes puffy like whip cream.
We have to respect mother nature and its creatures or she'll hunt us down.