Internet Songs Of The Week
The most notable new music we found online this week
A man walks into a bar, right, and he’s dress as a nun, right, and so the bartender looks him up and down and he says “Hey aren’t you Billy Corgan?” And the man replies, “Yes, I’m Billy Corgan and before you ask I’m dressed as a nun because later on tonight I will be performing a cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with my long time friend and fellow 90s rock entertainer Marilyn Manson.” The bartender looks at him and goes “Fair enough.” Because he realises that Billy Corgan’s career has probably reached the point where dressing up as a nun and going on tour with Marilyn Manson seems like a viable idea.
Hilarious jokes aside, maybe Billy should see if there’s an opening in the world’s first and only Ned Flanders themed metal band to help revitalise his career?
That’s the news and here’s a run down of the most notable new music from around the web this week…
Liss - TryEscho
As far as indie label game goes, Escho’s is very strong at the moment and its just got stronger. Try is the debut single from Danish four piece Liss that comes out through the label on 2 October. It’s exactly the nonchalantly, effortless pop track we needed to take our minds off of summer slowly, coming to an end.
Check it out and we can suspend disbelief together.
Liss… So hot right now… Liss.
Majical Cloudz - Silver Car CrashMatador
Montreal duo Majical Cloudz are a curious phenomenon. Pitchfork darlings, their 2013 album Impersonator gathered massive hype, became this strange, significant thing; a cult of personality was built around some unplaceable, carnal sense of intimacy and sensitivity, made to seem profound. So, eagerly, you listened. And it was like … really? Even on the album’s clear standout Childhood’s End, it was difficult to see what elevated this pair above all the other emotive, stripped-back synth indie. Honest, raw, intimate? Yeahyeahyeah.
Anyway, here’s the new one, and it’s much of a muchness: sounds really nice, and Pitchfork have just published the longest article ever written by a single human person.
Lana Del Rey - High by the BeachPolydor / Interscope
Here’s a rare moment of excellent agency from Lana. More than ever before she’s playing away from her typical desire to be adored by her invisible man of status and her favourite ‘sad girl’ trope – and she’s the one with the power now. “The truth is I never bought into your bullshit when you would pay tribute to me” she sighs, her voice almost pitying.
Previously she’s sung proudly from the perspective of the “bitch on the side”, but now she’s confident in her own abilities: “I don’t need your money to get me what I want.” AND she brings down a motherfucking helicopter with a motherfucking rocket launcher in the video. It’s almost too cool. Very much recommended.
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich - Traffic
From his guest appearance with Portishead to his surprise set, Thom Yorke seemingly flirted his way round Latitude with some absolutely orgiastic ear teasers. Traffic is 7 minutes of stomping bass, crunching synths and rippling loops, all marred together with an undercurrent of sweet, sultry bass.
‘Submise, submit, no water, no water’ opens the track in a political tone, as Yorke slides into his signature falsetto slip. A combination of traditional Eastern motifs and scathing beats, Traffic marks Yorke’s definite transition from strings to decks. Pablo’s gone, honey.
Trust Fund - Big AsdaTurnstile
One of Bristol’s most promising prospects, Ellis Jones, writes wonderful, sincere pop music as Trust Fund. He’s described his latest song Big Asda as “deeply socialist”.
It’s a stab at capitalism that goes straight for the hulking green vein that runs through the heart of the evil supermarket industry.
Well, I assume it is at least. I can’t actually hear what he’s singing in this version. Something about last weeks crisps?
Still properly great stuff.