Well…. saturday afternoon. Whatever.
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
HTF’s favorite talk singing Aussie is back with a sweet track from her forthcoming LP “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”.
Mac DeMarco – Moving Like Mike
I stumbled upon Canadian slacker rocker Mac Demarco whilst surfing the youtubez. Salad Days was the track that initially caught my eye, but I completely fell in love with his super lazy Lou-Reed-Nick-Cave-esque “Rock and Roll Nightclub” EP.
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Far Gone and Out
This one’s for you Derek. One of my favorite all time Jesus and Mary Chain tracks. Aaah-hey-hey-hey!
Bonus Hot Track
Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me
God-damn I love this song. I know both Fran Man and Derek know it, but the Toronto based Alvvays has yet to be featured on HTF. This whole album is seriously awesome. I don’t even care if it sounds like Best Coast’s first album. Best Coast doesn’t even sound like Best Coast’s first album anymore, so why not!
Looking for more Hot Tracks? Only Real has compiled a playlist of some of the songs that have inspired him over the years. Check it out!
It’s song time, and this is the Friday morning jam.*
Rah Rah – Prairie Girl
Ah, love; it’s great when it’s found. But when it’s lost, there are lines like this: “I can’t tell if you’re really dumb or really smart / yeah you’re just much happier in the dark.” This track is from Rah Rah’s most recent album, The Poet’s Dead (2012).
Whitehorse – Sweet Disaster
This is not the Whitehorse we deserve, but the one we need right now… or something. Husband-and-wife team Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland work their magic again as they reunite on this track from Leave No Bridge Unburned. The blend of guitar and vocals is as seductive as anything I’ve heard in a while. You guys, I’ve seen Whitehorse before, and they’re wicked live. They’re on tour soon. I’m so in.
You+Me – Love Gone Wrong
I’d like to think that either Dallas Green or Alicia Moore (aka Pink) went up to the other and sang “Let’s Duet.” Whatever the case may be, take this track as indicative of their solid work on their recent album, Rose Ave. Acoustic, soulful, sweet.
(Or watch/listen to the live version the duo released. It’s almost note-for-note with the album version.)
Mark Ronson feat. Phantom Planet – Just
Yeah, Uptown Funk is pretty sweet, but a few years ago Mark Ronson teamed up with Phantom Planet to produce one of the best Radiohead covers I’ve heard. It’s the horns, and that wicked drumbeat. As a bonus, the video riffs on the original Radiohead video concept. Yup, those people are still on the ground. No, we still don’t know why.
Have a great week!
*I have no idea.
Okay so only one of these songs was released in 2014, but I didn’t start loving them until this past year.
THE WAR ON DRUGS – Red Eyes
I can’t stop listening to this song. I’ve probably listened to this song once a day for the last 6 months. It’s takes me on quite the journey.
THE DRUMS – Days
My song of the summer! It just sounds like a day at the beach. If you have trouble connecting with it right now be sure to try again this summer.
CRAFT SPELLS – Party Talk
I’ve only just discovered this band but everything I’ve heard of theirs so far has been great. In this song they strike the perfect balance of catchy/depressing!
All the best in 2015 friends!
DJ DIRTY D