ABSENT SOUNDS // The Week of January 24th, 2014
It’s time for another round-up of great tracks that I overlooked throughout the week. In case you’re new to Absent Sounds, each week is often filled with far more great tunes than I’m able to keep up with, and this is an opportunity to give those tracks that missed proper write-ups, a chance to get some notice. This by no means indicates that the songs featured here are not as good as the ones that get a write-up on the main page, it’s just that for one reason or another I didn’t get the time to do so. Click the artist and title for a link to hear each track. This is a round-up of tracks missed during the week of January 24th, 2014.
- "Passing Out Pieces" by Mac DeMarco // A wonderful track that got a lot of heat this week. DeMarco is one of the more interesting singer-songwriters making a go at it these days. This track sounds like what I imagine a jam session between Blur (circa 1996) and The 13th Floor Elevators (circa 1967) might sound like. Crazy good stuff.
- "Years" by Mas Ysa // A tense, fragile, pitch black dirge that is feels loaded with a creeping dread, but is strangely beautiful all the same. The kind of song that leaves you feeling uneasy, but eager to revisit the darkness.
- "Silence is a Gun" by The Mary Onettes // A glimmering synth pop anthem that swells to a big hook and chorus, but really sells itself in the shadowy, restrained verses.
- "Prague" by White Sea // M83's Morgan Kibby drops another incredible electro-pop jam that is dark and sexy and features an incredible vocal atop some killer distorted drums. This track was stuck in my drafts all week and for some reason I couldn’t get tumblr to post the soundcloud file without getting an error message. So, now it’s hear. But rest assured, I’m in love with this jam.
Of course, there were plenty more, but sadly time is tight this week and I just wanted to offer as much music as I could to everyone. If you’re looking for more jams that fit the PMW profile but span across the years, feel free to check out my new companion blog, Perfect Midnight Radio. All the music, less talky, more tunes-y.