Music Rotation Wednesdays: February 20, 2019

New in Rotation (2-20-19)

Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall / 2021 [Single]

They’re back and showing some new styles! “Harmony Hall” is a nice taste of some old Vampire Weekend, with a little bit of southern rock; while “2021” is an interesting, minimalistic, and somber pop-ballad.

Y La Bamba – Mujeres

Luz Elena Mendoza continues her theme of contemplation, but on this; their fifth album; she adds a bit more experimentation into the mix. The single “Mujeres” is unlike anything I’ve heard in a while, and is a good spotlight for her Mexican influences.

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Anemone – Beat My Distance

Although the instrumentation is constantly shifting, each beat is as chill as the next; creating a sonic environment similar to the tropical one on the cover. With a little bit of the 80’s thrown in there too.

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White Denim – Side Effects

Their Texas roots show, with their ZZ-Top-esque guitars in the song “Shanalala,” however White Denim is much more than just that. Their synths and variety of other electronic noises bring an often-hypnotic element to their music.

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KSDB Charts (Week of 2/19)

1. Girlpool – Chaos is Imaginary 2. Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready

2. Sharron Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

3. Toro y Moi – Outer Peace

4. Deer Hunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappered?

5. Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready

6. Deer Tick – Mayonnaise

7. Foxwarren – Foxwarren

8. Juliana Hatfield – Weird

9. Anemone – Beat My Distance

10. French for Rabbits – The Weight of Melted Snow

11. Roving Reporter – Joie de Vivre

12. Y La Bamba – Mujeres

13. The Exbats – E is 4 Exbats

14. Spud Cannon – Squeeze

15. Emilie Kahn – Outro [Advanced Tracks]

16. Young the Giant – Mirror Master

17. Mattiel – Customer Copy

18. Buke and Gase – Scholars

19. Makthaverskan – Demands/Onkel [Single]

20. Ty Segall – Fudge Sandwich

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