What’s tickling the earbuds of the BAMM crew this week? Here’s another personalised playlist from one of our in-house masterminds. This time it’s the turn of Senior Content Producer Zachary …
1. “That Old Black Hole” (Be The Void, 2012) – Dr. Dog
Why Dr. Dog isn’t super famous, I’ll never understand. Consistently solid songwriting, bitchin’ harmonies, and insightful, often psychedelic lyrics. Dr. Dog is the best live band playing out right now, and if you miss them when they come to your town, you’re dumb.
2. “Hey Jane” (Sweet Heart, Sweet Light, 2012) – Spiritualized
VIDEO IS NSFW!
Spiritualized is the long running, ever evolving, sonically inspiring, masterpiece orchestra fronted by Jason Pierce (or J. Spaceman as he is most often referred to.) On his newest record, Pierce channels The Velvet Underground to create a fuzzy, meandering, raucous, and deeply personal record. After a four year hiatus and two near death experiences, Spiritualized returns from the dead with their best record to date.
3. “Lazuli” (Bloom, 2012) – Beach House
I wish Victoria Legrand would sing me to sleep every night. Her band’s fourth record, Bloom, is nothing short of a modern shoegaze masterpiece. Dreamy, ethereal and poignant, this song is Beach House at their washed out best.
4. “Gun Has No Trigger” (Swing Lo Magellan, 2012) – Dirty Projectors
I’ve tried to describe Dirty Projectors’ music so many times, but it’s easiest to say that they’re just Dirty Projectors. Part soul, part indie, all pretty awesome. This album is great from top to bottom, and this is a stand out track, but it was hard to pick just one.
5. “Picture Book” (The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Socitey, 1968) – The Kinks
How I’ve managed to not get into The Kinks until now absolutely baffles me. An incredible band with nearly as much history and influence as The Fab Four. This is a pop song perfected. Plus, check out their gear in this video! Nerd alert!
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