Today’s track of the day is ‘A Cynical Age’ by Belgium-based indierockers Down the Lees – driven by Canadian Laura Lee. Instantly engaging riff-driven gorgeousness – if you love LIINES and The Empty Page, crank this up to 11 and settle in.
This single is taken from forthcoming album due out in September, and recorded and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.
Our track of the day today is ‘Shitty Tattoo’ from New York’s Ava Heatley. The single is released today and it’s a flipping gorgeous indierock ballad for disaffected youth.
As Ava puts it, “To me, songwriting is overreacting. It’s refusing to move on. It’s holding a grudge. It’s framing and illuminating the thoughts you get embarrassed you had ten minutes after thinking them. It’s taking moments that you’d otherwise let go and putting them in print, forever immortalizing them. It’s melodramatic.”
Ava will be playing a single release show for Shitty Tattoo at New York City’s The Bitter End on July 6th.
Today’s track of the day is your new themetune/earworm/getting ready song – Girlcrush by Girlcrush, a Danish indie-queer-pop trio. They say:
‘“girlcrush” is basically a declaration of love. Queer love- and identity is often met with skepticism and even condemnation – and queerness feels like a fight against the world it is a part of. This fight for being accepted for who you are, and the right to be yourself, is a central part of the girlcrush project.’
Challenge you not to fall in love on first hearing of today’s track of the day, ‘Magellanic Cloud’ by Olympia’s Guidon Bear. The band say they write “power-pop songs about real-life nightmares, boot camps, late bills, and scraping by” and they rock so, yes please more of this thanks.
Today’s track of the day is ‘Girlfriend Degree’ from LA punks, The Paranoyds. The single is taken from the bands forthcoming album ‘Carnage Bargain’ (out September 13th) and is a call to arms for women to be themselves and abandon the idea of being an “ideal woman”. Check it out below!