M83 - Steve McQueen

| Kerri

I just can't recognize myself
Tears of joy run all over my face
My sensations reach the limit
Nothing can hurt me today

There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out
The world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow

Living for, living for a thrill
Just waiting, just waiting!

Taking a little break from all the new/rare stuff we've posted lately. 2011's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming gave me two of my favorite songs. One of them is probably everyone's favorite M83 song ("Midnight City") so I'm making the lesser-played "Steve McQueen" today's Most Important. Alternate title (not really): "Carpe Diem!"

RIYL: Neon Indian, Phoenix, Phantogram, Purity Ring

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Mt. Eddy - Metaphor

| Keith
We should be laughing now
You're trying to show me how
You're sitting next to me but
In my head this sounds crazy but

Move over little closer than before, and
Fingers touch near your wrist, it's a metaphor
Shoes off and your socks laying on the floor
I don't wanna be the one to say goodnight first

It's a couple days after my birthday and I'm back to working on a pile of work. It'd be rougher, but I've got some great memories of an awesome weekend (thanks to Kerri) and I've got a pile of fun, jangly music from Mt. Eddy, a very young band I know very little about. Which is awesome, one of my favorite things in life is discovering new music. Mt. Eddy's new album, Chroma, is sharp, catchy and likely to induce a whole lot of head nodding.

RIYL: Young The Giant, FIDLAR, Bear Hands, JPSNGRLS, Tapes 'n Tapes, SWMRS

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Jay Som - Baybee

| Kerri
Sweetheart, listen
Make up your mind
Whatever helps you sleep
In the night
Pieces won’t mend back together
That's a shame
You shaved off parts of me I must erase
Cause I know
You know
I know

Jay Som got her moniker the same way Childish Gambino got his. Wonder if she'll decide to let it go in a few years as well? Hailing from Oakland, CA (Congrats Dubs!) Melina Duterte has been working on her version of bedroom pop since middle school (and MySpace). With the recent release of her official debut album, Everybody Works, she continues to explore and put her stamp on styles from R&B (like this track) to folk, to grunge, to top 40 pop. Pitchfork praises her, and at least one music blogger (not us, Oh My Rockness out of NYC) ranks this album as a contender for best-of-the-year. So give this track a listen, but don't stop there. 

RIYL: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Frankie Cosmos, Alvvays

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