With this rock ‘n’ rolling year approaching its quarter pole, here are five tunes turning us on in 2015 so far:
THE LONE BELLOW – “THEN CAME THE MORNING”
Brooklynite Zack Williams channels his personal pain into the most soulful song he could ever sing. The National’s Aaron Dessner’s production is as uplifting as a sunrise.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – “LITTLE WANDERER”
A top track from Death Cab’s forthcoming album Kintsugi, Ben Gibbard mixes technology and a longing for a love with a gorgeous melody that makes the miles between them seem not so far.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – “LOCK ALL THE DOORS”
So Sally can’t wait, to turn up the guitars on this slasher! From the man who wrote the songs that made the whole world sing’s second solo LP Chasing Yesterday.
COURTNEY BARNETT – “DEAD FOX”
From the sassy Austrailian’s stunning second release Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, this torrid tale is the perfect introduction to this talented songwriter’s unique take on the world.
HOUNDMOUTH – “SEDONA”
Louisville’s weird, little alt country band-that-can kick off their sophomore recording Little Neon Limelight with a super spirited sing-a-long that sets the pace for what’s to follow. It’s as good as an ole’ down home yet urban dwelling song as can be!