The Friday Five – June 9, 2017
It’s late. I should be getting some sleep since I’m taking a trip tomorrow to visit a good friend and see a concert, but I couldn’t skip posting five bangers for you guys. This week has been flush with good tunes — so many that I have to save some for next week’s list.
I’m starting off with the brand new tune by Torres. I’ve been waiting for this for AGES. “Sprinter” was one of my favorite albums of 2015, and every time I listen to it, I just fall to pieces. It’s a stunning record. And I’ve been whining for months and months on Twitter, wondering when Torres would put out some new material.
And then she dropped her new track, “Skim.” I bounced around in my cube like a maniac all day. I posted gifs of a vintage Whitney Houston screaming and dancing. I was SHOOK. And the song is everything I had hoped it would be. The video is not exactly SFW, so if you’re worried about that, head on over to Spotify to stream it. But listen to it. You have to.
Torres – “Skim”
Beth Ditto – “We Could Run”
Hot damn! Another excellent track from Beth Ditto’s fresh solo album. (Also check out “Fire,” ’cause GIRL.)
Alvvays – “In Undertow”
Oh man. I love Alvvays. I picked up their self-titled album while on a trip to Canada last year, and it still gets a lot of play during my workday. Looking forward to their new album.
Waxahatchee – “Never Been Wrong”
The Crutchfields have superpowers. I’m convinced of it. Everything they do is amazing. Check out the second offering from Katie’s upcoming album, “Out In The Storm.”
Iron & Wine – “Call It Dreaming”
Call me the whitest hipster ever, but I can’t help it. Sam Beam’s voice just does something to me. I actually got teary toward the end of this video, y’all. But then again, I think that a lot of Iron & Wine songs make me cry. I’m a sensitive hipster.