Nilüfer Yanya - Baby Luv

| Keith
Baby luv, I tried but I cannot forgive
I'm crazy hot inside
So I'm leaving you with him
Sun-bleached and dusty white
No one sees it, so unfair
How you're still beautiful
I could watch you comb your hair

London's Nilüfer Yanya makes uncomplicated indie rock with a beautifully unique thread running through it. Her voice reminds me, just a little bit, of a Kate Bush, and that's saying something. She's got a couple of singles and EPs out now, and, assuming she keeps on keeping on with this, I reckon we'll be hearing lots more gems from her.

RIYL: Elder Island, Alison Crutchfield, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som 

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The Killers - Read My Mind

| Kerri

The good old days, the honest man
The restless heart, the Promised Land
A subtle kiss that no one sees
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well, I don't mind, you don't mind
Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?

ACL is over for another year. They expanded the festival this time, throughout a bigger portion of Zilker Park, adding another medium-big stage, spreading out the sound for less overlap, and allowing a second area for eating and merch buying. AND they had awesome outhouses that flushed, were never out of paper, and the line was never very long. Great job, ACL! We were suffering from allergies and didn't hit as many shows as usual, but still saw some really great, memorable sets. A few highlights: Crystal Castles, Skepta, Foster the People, Car Seat Headrest, Ice Cube, Tove Lo, Day Wave, RKS, Run the Jewels, Gorillaz, and the set I was most looking forward to, the festival closer and they did not disappoint: The Killers. I hadn't realized how many of their hits translate spectacularly for a stadium/festival crowd - it was so much fun and is now ranked as one of my top concerts ever. Haters gonna hate (Keith), but I thought that such a sweet show earned the band another spot on TMIS. Also - if you haven't checked out the new album yet (I posted "The Man" before it was released, I think) you should, it's got a handful of gems (but esp "Run for Cover").

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DMA's - Dawning

| Keith

This new track from Sydney-based indie outfit DMA's might be a bit (what I like to call) Dawson's Creek, but I've been really enjoying it. I'll leave it up to you to figure out what I mean by that, so have a listen and enjoy a pleasant start to your Monday.

RIYL: Circa Waves, City Calm Down, Woodlock, Blaenavon

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