song obsession friday! (for the week ending August 29)

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):
Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit – Wayne Rooney (mp3) (buy)

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I remembered these guys from SxSW so when the album, A Larum came around, I paid it a little more attention than usual. I was pretty intrigued by it in general but my obsession focussed a bit more quickly on this track. It’s not a particularly long song but it feels like it washes over my ears for a long time. Beautiful melody and instrumentation. The lyrics are engaging and insightful. The slow-down and restart halfway through even plays into my obsession.

Keith:
the Cat’s Miaow – It Might Never Happen (mp3) (buy)

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Y’know how sometimes the random play option can just find a groove and lace together a half dozen songs tighter than an old school Converse? Such was the case last night, when it kicked off 6 song run with Another Sunny Day and provided this sublime slice of indie pop as the capstone, with The High Llamas, Pony Up, Mark Eitzel and Sam Spence providing the meat.

Oz:
Mason Proper – Lock and Key (mp3) (pre-order)

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One of fall releases I’m most excited about. I completely overlooked these guys last year and have quickly fallen in love with the advanced copy of their upcoming release, Olly Oxen Free.

Andy:
Kind of Like Spitting – Title Track (mp3) (unavailable? get track)

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