Summer is here and so is June’s edition of Seersha’s Seven. Each week I create a playlist of 7 new songs via my #musicmondayz Soundcloud playlist, and once a month I compile my favorite tracks from the past 4 weeks to share here at Libro Musica. June’s set features pop dripping rock, “study dance,” dream pop, and rounds out with some ambient post-punk. Stay fresh out there, y’all!
LPX – Tremble
As an MS MR fan, I was excited when Lizzy Plapinger announced her solo project, LPX, at the turn of the year. I really dug her first single, Tightrope, and this second single, Tremble, doesn’t disappoint. This more rock-influenced sound highlights a more angsty, defiant side to her voice. The track hits that nice balance of raw yet polished. Pumped to hear more from LPX.
Deafenese – Gyokuro
If you know me, you know I love Japan, and in the back of my mind I have this catalog of songs to listen to when I’m riding the metro in Tokyo, especially at night. The first time I heard this song by UK duo Deafenese, their self-described “ghost funk” music went to the top of the metro-listening list. The band told Electronic North “it’s all ‘raw analog synths, Gameboy grit and skittering, kaleidoscope vocal cuts.'” Love it. Y’all wanna chop up some Seersha’s vocal stems??
Vilde – Maintain
The synth sounds and lovely gradual build up in this tune pull me under like a wave. Vilde labels the track as “study dance.” I think I get it–something about the feel and composition lends itself to helping the listener focus, but not without a little foot tapping and body swaying. Check it out and have your own study dance party.
Flower Drums – With You
I really dig the vintage dreamy pop sound of this track from Aussie band Flower Drum. But I also love that they reference the internet and manage to sing the words “irrelevant” and “ridiculous” without sounding, well, ridiculous. I keep thinking Tears for Fears but like, way, wayyyyy chilled out, in 2017, and from Melbourne.
DAVVN – without you
If you asked me a few weeks ago what dreamy, chill, electronica would sound like coming out of Boston, I wouldn’t know. I found this track back DAVVN and now I know. I like the pacing on this track and I might balk at the treatment of the vocals but it really works here, in my opinion. Hoping for more from this Boston duo.
B.E.N – Welcome To Your Tape
I had the privilege of eating some pizza with B.E.N last week where we coined the genre term “instrumental ambient post-punk.” I think his Blink-182 inspired song “Welcome To Your Tape” is a nice flag marker for the genre. Expose your ears to some of the most listenable, enjoyable experimental music out there. In the spirit of irony, I leave you this week with his thoughts on the song:
hyperbole is taking over!
run for the most
Next month for Seersha’s Seven I will have something special for you on the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventeenth year.