Last Thursday of the month, so time to share some music again. This month is a true hodgepodge of favorites. I went to a festival and thus heard loads of new music, bought some new albums as some of my favorite releases of the year happened and found a few loose tracks to fill in the blanks. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month.
London Grammar – Truth is a Beautiful Thing
I loved London Grammar’s first album and the second is as good. It is my favorite music to listen to to unwind. I pretty much worked my way through a burn out on the first album, so this band holds a special place in my heart. Their second album doesn’t disappoint and I found this sampler on their Vevo that I’d want to share with you.
Alt-J – Relaxer
And then without my realizing there was Alt-J’s third album. Another one of my favorite bands I love their experimental take on things. I found their full album as a playlist on their Youtube account. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely love it.
Beachwood Coyotes – Face to Face
This track was sent to me by PR and I love it. It’s a good indie track that is right up my alley. Think summer sun and a beer in your hand and a group of friends and this playing in the background.
HER – 5 Minutes
My favorite performance at Best Kept Secret? HER. This French duo blew the roof of the tent they were playing. Think Hurts, mixed with The XX and a bit of Jungle and you have a perfect mix of electronic beats, strong vocals and a good dose of funk.
Sundara Karma – Flame
The main discovery I made at Best Kept Secret was Sundara Karma. This band is being heavily buzzed in the music press and their songs were perfect in the summer sun. It’s a good blend of artsy rock with indie electro/ pop vibes.
W. H. Lung – Inspiration!
This randomly popped up on my playlist one day and it captured my attention. This track is more of a soundscape than anything else, which makes for something different for a change. It’s still heavily dosed in my beloved shoegaze though, so you could expect me to love it.
And that’s about it! When I get busy, I tend to go back to old favorites more so than new stuff, so even though I spent some time sorting through new playlists I haven’t had a chance to listen them just yet.
What have you been listening to this month?