Do you like pop music?
Trick and the Heartstrings: Joga/Do You Like Pop Music?. Yes. Yes, I do like pop music, especially when the pop song begins with a cover of Bjork's "Joga." The track opens with a funky bass line that sounds like it was inspired by one of my dad's 70's funk records. Trick and the Heartstrings totally make this song their own seguewaying from "Joga" to "Do You Like Pop Music" with hand claps and a repeated shout out to the sugary sweet genre that would make the Isley Brothers proud.
This trio of funky soul men have me dancing, so it would be selfish of me to only have one mp3 for you: Even If (thabomshudrop).
Now that your body is moving and your ears are perked up, buy their limited edition EP here.
Hey, hey, hey...
Robyn: Bum Like You. A few days ago I put out a request asking for tracks from the Swedish pop princess Robyn. I'm happy to say that my new cyber friend Geoff came through and sent me some goodies from the new album Robyn.
As expected, the songs are chock-full of sugary goodness that would make Beyonce or Christina envious. "Bum Like You" is pretty mellow and driven along by pulsating drums and acoustic guitar. Robyn sings to her no-good man that her: "favorite thing to do/is waste time on a bum like you." If only he could get it together and stay out of jail, then Robyn could knit him mittens and bake him pie.
Odds and ends...
Dirty on Purpose: To Forget. "Get better," Erica softly tells us. I wonder what we need to get better at? Get better at enjoying DoP's lovely harmonies and penchant for distorted guitar? This song is beautiful; I don't know if I can get better at appreciating it any more.
DoP has two shows coming up in New York and Philadelphia. Check them out here.
It stopped raining...
Marwood: Monday Over Friday
The Colored Shadows: Life After Love
Dension Witmer: 24 Turned 25
Theo Eastwind: Dawn in the Fall
The Fever Few: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Now, go out and play.