Song obsession friday! (for the week ending April 4)

Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.

Adrian (me):
the Dodos – Walking (mp3) (buy)

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I’ve been listening to all of Visiter quite a lot, but this opening track and particularly the rattling guitar (at 0:03) is where I am getting hung up most. I hit that rattle and start to think about the interesting (and, for the most part, great) production choices and then I start to wander off and I need to restart the song and the cycle repeats.

This is sort of an atypical Dodos track, in instrumentation, having female vocals, and in the tone of Meric’s voice.

Keith:
The Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun (mp3) (buy)

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Sticking with last week’s theme of “Something I Purchased At Reckless While In Chicago” this selection is from the new Felice (not Pernice, Felice) Brothers release on Saddle Creek. Their lo-fi country vibe compliments the casual violence of this gritty song quite well.

Oz:
Gringo Star – All Y’all (mp3) (widely available but not for purchase yet(?))

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The last few obsessions I’ve submitted have been pretty serious tunes. It’s time to lighten up. Atlanta’s unsigned act, Gringo Star, have a street-party gem in their garage-rocker “All Y’all.”

Andy:
Coastal – Northern (mp3) (buy)

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A beautiful piece of reverb-saturated slowcore that I was obsessed with in college, and recently rediscovered. Whispered guy/girl vocals, brushed drums, and a great bass part. And, they’re Utahn, to boot.



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