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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.