I’m Chris Wheatley from Indiescreet introducing Auditory Pleasures; the first in a regular series of articles looking at some of the week’s hottest tracks from around the web. Before you head off once you’ve read I’d love to hear what you guys think of Auditory Pleasures. Be sure to leave a comment, let me know what you think of the tracks, who you’d have featured or who you’d like to see in the future. I’ll be sure to reply to all your comments.
Beach House – Norway
Beach House’s dream pop is back in the form of Norway, the duo’s brand new single taken from their upcoming album Teen Dream. Norway is haunting, distorted and most of all beautifully melodic. To be honest I’m a bit of a latecomer when it comes to Beach House, on the back of Norway I’ll definitely be taking a listen to their extensive back-catalogue.
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Think the laid-backness of Boy From School as oppose to the catchyness of Over & Over (that’s apparently going to be replicated in I Feel Better) and you’ve got an idea of what One Life Stand offers. I love the premise of the track, wanting to be someone’s one life stand rather than their one night stand should bring out the old romantic in even the most stone-hearted of people. One Life Stand will be the first single from Hot Chip’s new album of the same name.
Kid Cudi – Cudderisback
Cudderisback features Kid Cudi placing his lyrics over the top of Vampire Weekend’s Ottoman. It’s a clever idea, opening up his music to a new audience. Ottoman isn’t that widely known, it was part of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist film soundtrack and wasn’t on Vampire Weekend’s debut album, so anyone who recognises the track will probably feel some excitement followed by a feeling of knowing the track already, when other may not have. If you’re new to Kid Cudi then Cudderisback is a short but sweet taste of what the kids about. Having already worked with the likes of Ratatat and MGMT expect more of these in the future.
Animal Collective – What Would I Want? Sky
Dreamy, floaty, immersive, joyous. Check out anyone writing about What Would I Want? Sky and you’re likely to see some, if not all, of these adjectives included somewhere. The thing is, it’s pretty tough to listen to What Would I Want? Sky, or anything from Animal Collective for that matter, without these words coming to mind. The track is taken from the bands latest EP release Fall Be Kind.
And there you have it, my first foray into the weeks hottest tracks. Be sure to come back next week for another round-up of great new music.