Songs We Like - 19/8

Songs We Like - 19/8

In a week loaded with the bullshit of terrorism, white supremacy, nuclear war threats and Bruce Forsyth dying, it feels a relief to delve into Songs We Like to gain some reprieve from the utter insanity of life. By some small mercy, the music side of life is flourishing: Grizzly Bear have released their fantastic Painted RuinsBrand New (after an 8 year wait), Lil B’s Black Ken dropped and arsehole ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli is being insulted by over 200 potential jurors in his fraud case. The singles side of life is doing pretty well too, and as always, TomStevie and Elliot have collated the best new tracks for this week’s Songs We Like, so have a peruse and you might just find your new favourite tune. 

 

Brand New – Same Logic / Teeth

 

 

Sure, it might be a bit premature, but on first few listens Same Logic/Teeth is the standout track from surprise Brand New album Science Fiction. Opening amidst a wave of harmonics (akin to 90’s era Modest Mouse), Same Logic/Teeth dives through unconventional song structure to deliver anguished screams, thunderous breakdowns, softly strummed anthemic outros and everything in between. Brand New are always best when they pile on the complexity and emotion, and Same Logic/Teeth has each in abundance. Brand New, I’ve missed you. -Tom

 

BROCKHAMPTON – SWAMP

 

 

Brockhampton are the latest collective of their size to really be making noise in the hip-hop scene, known for their notably diverse pool of vocalists and rappers with an equally diverse sound. The beat on this one cruises into a west-coast vibe with its bright, unwinding synths and cool, jazzy guitar – the perfect accompaniment for the ridiculously infectious hook that comes along. SWAMP is the second single to be released off of the upcoming Saturation II, and somehow or other they’re still releasing new tracks despite their debut album only having been released a couple of months ago. -Stevie

 

Car Seat Headrest – War Is Coming (If You Want It)

 

‘Don’t be a twat’ seems like a relatively simple sentiment to live by, yet somehow each week we’re flooded with continued bad news of people consistently being twats. War Is Coming (If You Want It) is markedly obvious in thematic sentiment (the Bandcamp description reads, ‘this song is about not murdering people’), but unfortunately a song that feels necessary in these turbulent times. Featuring plenty of Will Toledo lyrical prowess and a punctuated drum beat, War Is Coming (If You Want It) strays away from the witticisms of Teens Of Denial to deliver a straight up pop-rock tune with an unambiguous message. -Tom

 

Converge – Under Duress

 

 

As soon as it begins, you know what you’re letting yourself in for. Get fucking wrecked, mate. -Elliot

 

Counterparts – Thieves

 

 

With upcoming album You’re Not You Anymore out in only a month (!), the almost new-look Canadian melodic hardcore crew Counterparts are back with what could be described as ‘Choke 2.0’, or ‘Slave 3.0’. Clocking in at just over a minute, it’s the savage pit-fest of pinch harmonics and ferocious beatdowns that becomes a stalwart of each record. With new drummer Kyle Brownlee doing a complete job on his kit (blast beats included), it’s becoming more evident that Winter is Coming, and thank God the latest Counterparts album is, too. -Elliot

 

Makthaverskan – In My Dreams

 

 

It’s easy to become enamoured with this new track from Swedish indie-rock band Makthaverskan; In My Dreams resonates with the vibrant chiming of reminiscent jangle-pop guitars with delicate, dreamlike riffs and subtle distortion. The sunny vocals wrap around the misty reverb of the mix, sounding like a more effervescent version of The Sundays – they’re bright and impassioned, but brushed with melancholy. -Stevie

 

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