FreshAir.org.uk Playlist: 28/9

FreshAir.org.uk Playlist: 28/9 from freshairmusic on 8tracks Radio.

1. FATHER JOHN MISTY - BLANK SPACE This week Ryan Adams thought that he should do a covers album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. As a seminal pop album, Adams thought that he should make it more emotional and serious with his boring man with a guitar schtick. The album has divided a lot of people. On the same day however, Father John Misty released this strange Velvet Underground-style cover of Blank Space, clearly a jibe at Adams. It has since been removed from his website after Lou Reed told him to in a dream. Very strange. Very strange indeed. Rachel Earnshaw

2. TAME IMPALA - THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER

3. CHANCE THE RAPPER ft. NONAME GYPSY - ISRAEL

4. EL VY - RETURN TO THE MOON

5. ALIMONY HUSTLE - BNOC Bristol based duo of goodness Alimony Hustle released their second lot of tracks this week (find it here on their bandcamp for pay what you like). BNOC is three minutes of punch guitar driven rock ending in a rousing ‘I’m the biggest asshole in the world’. RE

6. TRUST FUND - FOOTBALL Our favourites and all around emotional sweethearts Trust Fund released Football recently. Taking advantage of now-ex bandmate Roxy’s pristine vocals, the track plays on stale relationships, where all you can talk about is the aforementioned football. RE

7. NICOLA LEEL - DON’T CALL ME BABY Everyone should, right now, go and buy the ‘Sad Girls Clubbing’ compilation on bandcamp. Various UK DIY favourites, like King of Cats, Trust Fund and Two White Cranes have come together and covered 90s club tracks. ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ is covered by Nicola Leel from Doe and turns it into a punk anthem. The whole album is the sort of thing you never knew you needed until you find it. RE

8. MAC DEMARCO - I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR HER

9. DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING

10. KURT VILE - PRETTY PIMPIN

11. CHVRCHES - EMPTY THREAT A huge synth-pop banger from the latest CHVRCHES album.RE

12. CARLY RAE JEPSEN - RUN AWAY WITH ME Jepsen is so much more than the song that made her famous. She is not a meme. Run Away With Me is arguably the best pop release of the year, driven by synth pop and a catchy chorus. The album Emotionis clearly an example of how pop music is becomming ‘cool’, blurring the lines between electro, dance and pop, with tracks produced by Dev Hynes. RE

13. HOOTON TENNIS CLUB - P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L P.I.E.R.R.E

14. THE SPOOK SCHOOL - BINARY When thinking about The Spook School, I am overcome with immense pride and joy and every warm good feeling under the sun. Binary is taken from their forthcoming second album and is as joyful as the band themselves, we are all bigger than a hexidecimal.

15. SKYLAR SPENCE - CAN’T YOU SEE Skylar Spence, the artist formerly known as Saint Pepsi, has released the best summer record of the year in the autumn. “Can’t You See” was the first single from “Prom King”, outside of 2014’s excellent “Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder” single, and it’s an incredibly effervescent ode to self-love and confidence. The song is somewhat details the singer-and-producer’s own increasing confidence, detailing his journey from unknown bandcamp vapourware artist to him now taking the spotlight and performing his own vocals on exquisitely produced disco tinged pop tracks. This track is one of many infectious dance bangers on “Prom King” and anybody who is fan of pop will love this album.Patrick Cartlidge

16. LÅPSLEY - HURT ME

17. DEERHUNTER - BREAKER “Breaker” is the second single from “Fading Frontier”, the upcoming album for alternate rock titans Deerhunter. It follows the funky “Snakeskin” and instead of the lo-fi and feedback infused sounds of “Monomania”, Deerhunter have returned to the dream-pop sounds from Halycon Digest and the 60s-inflected guitar pop of Brian Cox’s own Atlus Sound project. At first it’s seems like another shimmeringly beautiful track in the style that Deerhunter do so well until the song changes into a wonderful continually building crescendo with strings that ends as suddenly as it appears. At this point Deerhunter are one of the most staggeringly consistent bands on the planet and “Breaker” gives no reason to believe that they will break their long-running streak of fantastic albums.PC

18. MICK JENKINS - GET UP GET DOWN

19. SPORTS - YOU ARE THE RIGHT ONE

20. DEAFHEAVEN - BROUGHT TO THE WATER Deafheaven’s first release from their upcoming album, “New Bermuda”, is not only a tour de force in visceral gut-punching black metal but also has elements of the most serene and wistful dream-pop recorded this year. “Brought To The Water” follows a similar formula to the songs that made “Sunbather” one of the most captivating records of 2013. It takes parts of harsh abrasive metal and parts of dreamy shoegaze and combines them both for captivating 8 minute long mournful epics. They are perhaps the only black metal band that would incorporate the guitar phrasing from Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me” in the first release of their highly anticipated third album. It’s one of the most emotionally charged and melancholic tracks of the year and comes recommended even for those usually hesitant to embrace metal.PC

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