song obsession friday! (mid-march)

Song obsessions are those songs that get stuck in your head. This series of posts isn’t about what I or the other panel members think is best, but what our brain latches onto, those ear worms that loop around and around in your head.

Adrian (me):

Tyler Lyle – Winter is for Kierkegaard (live) (mp3) (unreleased, buy other songs by the artist)

I’ve been enjoying the Tyler Lyle album so when I saw this new song, recorded quickly while waiting at a restaurant for brunch, on Fuel/ Friends, I listened to it posthaste. And, wow, it’s good. A really lovely melody, a compelling arrangement, and name-checking Keirkegaard without sounding pretentious. I only wish winter would have lasted a little longer so I could really get the full effect of this song.

Jonas David – Shades (mp3) (buy)

Just a song that brings back the moments when I started to really hear the style of ‘folk’ music that Justin Vernon made popular a few years back. Not that it sounds like Bon Iver specifically, but that style of vocal delivery with guitar strumming is just so damn catchy that you can’t get it out of your head. It has been a few months now, but it sounds fresh each time I listen…which is often. There are a few similar tracks on his album over at his bandcamp that are a must hear.

Geographer – Kaleidoscope (mp3) (buy)

I’m actually more than a little obsessed with the whole album (Myth, released 2/28, and it really feels like an album, not just a collection of songs). Something about the looping background vocals over the new-wavey-slow-dance synth drums made me keep listening to this one over and over.

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