So, we have the all-American girl band, the strange electronica, a couple overdosing happy pills, the very European-sounding American sextet… Welcome to the world of eclectic music, all fairly green bands with a flavor for rhythm and making music art. This is my personal playlist of addicting tunes, I do hope you enjoy! Here’s some quality music in 3…2…
First came across HAIM as a recommendation in Teen Vogue, and hot shnitzel!, these sisters are gorgeous geeks who know their identity like the backs of their hands. Their songs are chill, “synth-pop and Fleetwood-mac rock inspired” tunes that remind me of summer. What’s amazing is that it’s just them, the sisters, the best friends, the musicians with bluesy voices that can also rock a guitar solo. ‘
The deep warmth of French horns, the organ, a prickly accordion … These are all instruments found in nearly every Beirut song, which are usually indie folk jams. Zach Condon, the lead singer, has a warm vibrato voice that raises goosebumps. When paired with the rich, delicious blend of horns and a catchy melody, each song becomes an escape into a what feels like an early 20th century paradise.
3. MATT & KIM
They’re a couple. A darn cute one, in fact — Matt’s the voice of the duo with his boyish, perky voice, and Kim is the wicked talented drummer who loves to dance. Their “giddy, punky pop music” is perfect for uplifting (or continuing already chipper) moods. Always positive, always polished, and always … well, a little strange, this band’ll have you both dancing and fangirling over the perfection that is their coupledom faster than you can say MATT&KIM!
4. CITY & COLOUR
A little more laid-back than the other three. City and Colour is a one-man show that runs incredibly smoothly. Dallas Green, a singer-songwriter, specializes in beautiful acoustic melodies that complement his voice, which practically drips with honey. This simple artist is a diamond in the rough who truly distinguishes himself — I mean, Green oozes passion and personality — what’s not to like? (Not to mention his glasses are SPECtacular. Oh, that was terrible..)
5. THE POSTAL SERVICE
I must admit — the Postal Service uses quick, lively techno beats to disguise the depressing lyrics of their songs. But guess what? They get away with it. This band has a lethargic, wistful kind of sadness that aches for a more idealistic society, but their music wins an award for their song variety and catchy beats. Fans of Death Cab for Cutie will perk up knowing their very own Ben Gibbard is the vocalist even if this band has long since disintegrated from the musical sphere.
_That’s all for today — 5 more amazing artists will be posted sometime this week! I love these artists with all my heart and feel they’ve so much more potential to grow if they had a few more supporters. (exception: #5) Hope you enjoyed listening as much as I have. Stay tuned!