Song Of The Day

Dal 2020 This Is Pop? è anche un blog musicale che tiene d’occhio i nuovi artisti e riscopre gemme preziose dal passato.

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Since 2020 This Is Pop? is also a music blog that keeps an eye on new artists and rediscovers precious gems from the past.

Song of the Day: Sudan Archives – Selfish Soul

Singer, composer, violinist and producer, Sudan Archives is among the most interesting realities of the current music scene. Its unique and distinctive sound blends elements of R&B on the violin, African sounds with elements of experimental electronics and funk. Two years after ‘Athena’, the debut album, Sudan Archives is ready to return with ‘Natural BrownContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sudan Archives – Selfish Soul”

Song of the Day: Golden Features – Vigil

Acclaimed Australian electronic producer Golden Features (AKA Tom Stell) returns with his second single of the year ‘Vigil’, out now via Foreign Family Collective / Warner Music Australia.  A dark and meddlesome addition to Golden Features’ catalog, ‘Vigil’ is riddled with fluttering percussive accents, ominous vocals, and thumping basslines. Weaving his tale of sleep deprivationContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Golden Features – Vigil”

Song of the Day: Sorry – Key to the City

London once again features as a prominent character on Sorry’s second studio album, Anywhere But Here. ’If our first version of London in 925 was innocent and fresh-faced, then this is rougher around the edges. It’s a much more haggard place,’ Louis says. Earwigged conversations, text messages, snatched speech recorded underground; the city’s discarded words fed into theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sorry – Key to the City”

Song of the Day: Waeve – Can I Call You

The Waeve – composed of Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall – announced the release of their eponymous debut album, out 3rd February 2023 on Transgressive Records. First single ‘Can I Call You’ is available now. The video is directed by David J. East, the first in a series of videos he’s conceived with the band for this project. Produced by The Waeve and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Waeve – Can I Call You”

Song of the Day: Jesse Tabish – Keep You Right

Jesse Tabish, the frontman and creative lynchpin of Oklahoma’s Other Lives steps out on his own with Cowboy Ballads Part 1. This glorious solo debut is as epic as it is intimate, the ten songs and four instrumentals distinguished by the same sweeping, cinematic arrangements and haunting, wistful melodies that typify the band’s catalogue, but with a rawer edgeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Jesse Tabish – Keep You Right”

Song of the Day: Phoenix – Tonight (feat. Ezra Koenig)

Acclaimed Grammy-winning French band Phoenix announced their new album Alpha Zulu out November 4, 2022 via Loyaute / Glassnote Records. Produced by the band itself and recorded at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which is located inside the Louvre Palace, Alpha Zulu is all that the Phoenix do best: captivating and casual melodiesContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Phoenix – Tonight (feat. Ezra Koenig)”

Song of the Day: Arctic Monkeys – There’d Better Be A Mirrorball

Arctic Monkeys are returning with a new album which will be released on Friday 21st October, titled “The Car”. The band’s seventh studio album consists of 10 tracks with lyrics by frontman Alex Turner and produced by James Ford. “The Car” was recorded between the Butley Priory monastery in Suffolk, RAK Studios in London andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Arctic Monkeys – There’d Better Be A Mirrorball”

Song of the Day: Björk – Atopos

Five years after ‘Utopia’, the extraordinary Icelandic artist announces the release of ‘Fossora’, the tenth studio album coming on September 30th, and releases ‘Atopos’, the first single, written in collaboration with Gabber Modus Operandi, the Indonesian duo composed of Kas and Ican ranging from punk to hardcore, from electronics to noise. The beautiful video ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Björk – Atopos”

Song of the Day: R.Y.F. – Everything Burns (Matteo Vallicelli Rmx)

Everything Burns is the title track to the recent album by R.Y.F., stage name of the songwriter and musician Francesca Morello, released in September 2021 by Bronson Recordings, driven by the last singles Cassandra (with video with Silvia Calderoni), Normal Is Boring ( feat. So Beast), Not Going Anywhere and Don’t Panic. Everything Burns markedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: R.Y.F. – Everything Burns (Matteo Vallicelli Rmx)”

Song of the Day: Iceage – All the Junk on the Outskirts

Iceage are one of the best independent bands in circulation, able like few others to revive the immortal sound that between the 80s and 90s gave us great records of Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement. The ‘Shake the Feeling …’ collection includes music composed during the sessions of ‘Plowing Into the FieldContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Iceage – All the Junk on the Outskirts”

Song of the Day: Hope Tala – Leave It On the Dancefloor

The boldest personalities exert the biggest impact. A clever west Londoner whose passions run the gamut from classic literature to nineties flicks, Hope Tala immediately asserts herself as a bold presence. Twisting up turn-of-the-century R&B with Bossa Nova bliss, the UK singer, songwriter, and multi- instrumentalist daydreams about girls who aren’t afraid of fistfights, tacklesContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hope Tala – Leave It On the Dancefloor”

Song of the Day: Daniela Lalita – No Para

Daniela Lalita announced the details of her debut EP Trececerotres, due out September 16th on Young. A direct reference to the apartment – 1303 – in Peru where Lalita grew up with her mother and grandmother, Trececerotres is rooted in magic, ritual, healing and the matrilineal relationship. The five-song EP features previously released single “TeníaContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Daniela Lalita – No Para”

Song of the Day: Rhinestone Pickup Truck – Sinking

Rhinestone Pickup Truck is the work of Applachian singer-songwriter Tristen Colby, a self-described glitter grunge project that originally started out as a way to pass the time with home recordings but soon grew into something much more. After a series of releases since mid 2020, Rhinestone Pickup Truck has now signed with Stockholm, Sweden based indie label PNKSLMContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Rhinestone Pickup Truck – Sinking”

Song of the Day: Splint – Military Procedures

Creating no small buzz around Manchester over the last year, but accelerated further with a line-up change at the turn of the year, Splint have been picked up by Nice Swan Records for their first release. Military Procedure is released on the talked about label that brought you Opus Kink, Courting, English Teacher and more today. Initially formed around theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Splint – Military Procedures”

Song of the Day: Broken Bells – Saturdays

Featuring two of the bigger names in indie and alternative music – the Shins’ singer/guitarist James Mercer and producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse – Broken Bells combined the pair’s greatest strengths. On 2010’s Grammy-nominated self-titled debut and 2014’s more structured After the Disco, Mercer’s gift for indelible, slightly spooky melodies and Burton’s atmospheric productions complemented each otherContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Broken Bells – Saturdays”

Song of the Day: The Crowleys – Sewer Drain

Ethereal tones, scintillating riffs and shimmering melodies. The Crowleys from Hamilton, Ontario, merge mind-bending psychedelic rock with bubblegum melodies that will blow your mind and have you dancing along impulsively. Here’s Sewer Drain, enjoy it!

Song of the Day: Idles – Stockholm Syndrome

Idles shared a new music video for “Stockholm Syndrome” – a highlight from their latest album, Crawler. Watch the video (directed by Charlotte Gosch and the band’s own Lee Kiernan) below. Coming off the heels of their first ever Coachella performance & an appearance at last weekend’s Lollapalooza, they’ll be embarking on another North AmericanContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Idles – Stockholm Syndrome”

Song of the Day: Bad Breeding – Human Capital

Stevenage based, Bad Breeding, call for solidarity with their fourth album ‘Human Capital’, a pointed and brutal display of aggression steeped in political awareness. Across twelve merciless anarchopunk inspired tracks they attack Conservative meritocracy and the exploitative forces of late capitalism with a cacophony of blistering guitars and thunderous drums played with an intensity thatContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bad Breeding – Human Capital”

Song of the Day: Ghost Car – Sex

One Little Independent Records and will be releasing Ghost Car‘s debut album ‘Truly Trash’ on October 28th. The album provides Ghost Car with a platform to rage against political injustices, as their unified battle cries attack patriarchal inequality, homophobia, racism and toxic relationships. ‘Truly Trash’ is a call to reclaim autonomy and to revolt againstContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ghost Car – Sex”

Song of the Day: Mountain Goats – Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome

Maybe you are just like John Darnielle: In the depths of the pandemic winter at the end of 2020, the Mountain Goats frontman passed the time trapped at home in North Carolina watching pulpy action movies, finding comfort in familiar tropes and sofabound escapism. But you are not really like John Darnielle, unless the actionContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mountain Goats – Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome”

Song of the Day: Bonny Light Horseman – Summer Dean

Bonny Light Horseman are the indie-folk superband starring Anais Mitchell and members of The Shins and The National. The new album ‘Rolling Golden Holy’ will be released on October 7th on 37d03d Records by Aaron Dessner of The National. As for the previous single, the evocative ‘California, the new extract from the long-awaited return ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bonny Light Horseman – Summer Dean”

Song of the Day: Makaya McCraven – Dream Another

In These Times is a collection of polytemporal compositions inspired as much by broader cultural struggles as McCraven’s personal experience as a product of a multinational, working class musician community. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creative partners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators – including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, JoelContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Makaya McCraven – Dream Another”

Song of the Day: Fiona Brice – And You Know I Care

Fiona Brice today announced the release of her new album And You Know I Care, out 21st October via Bella Union. “I wanted to make a record that was meditative, compassionate, calm and reflective, as a reaction to the increasingly noisy, opinionated, aggressive and polemic tone of our daily environment,” says Brice. The British multi-instrumentalist, orchestral arrangerContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fiona Brice – And You Know I Care”

Song of the Day: Golder – Boat (feat. Marcyline)

Golder and Marcyline released their highly anticipated new single, “Boat.” The energetic, nautical anthem, which marks the first collaboration between the two rising artists, is a highly requested live favorite, with fans chanting the songs title, “BOAT BOAT BOAT” throughout Golder’s well-attended live shows. A euphoric blend of distorted guitar music and internety hyperpop, “Boat”Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Golder – Boat (feat. Marcyline)”

Song of the Day: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom – Go On

Six years ago now, Sonic Boom left his home in England for Portugal, at least in part to be closer to Panda Bear. The unlikely pair met via MySpace nearly a decade before, when Panda Bear thanked Sonic Boom’s former band, Spacemen 3, in the liner notes for his solo classic, Person Pitch, prompting Sonic Boom to message him with gratitude of his own. They forged an enduringContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Panda Bear and Sonic Boom – Go On”

Song of the Day: Heavy Wild – Special Powers

Heavy Wild is the latest project from London based singer-songwriter Wolfgang Harte. Formerly a founding member of Swim Deep, Harte had been releasing music under his own name prior to the pandemic but after exploring other creative avenues during lockdown, a new project developed drawing influences from cinema, photography and art as much as music.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Heavy Wild – Special Powers”

Song of the Day: The Black Angels – Firefly

Austin’s legendary psychedelic rock band The Black Angels will release their new album Wilderness of Mirrors on Partisan Records on September 16, 2022. Today the band unveils the single “Firefly”, a tribute to French pop from the 60s with the sensual intonation of LouLou Ghelichkani of Thievery Corporation. The new single follows the acclaimed “ElContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Black Angels – Firefly”

Song of the Day: Famous Fox – This City

Famous Fox is Tim Clark, Luke Benson and Tom Latimour. Here’s how they introduce themselves: “We think there is a serious gap in today’s music market for truly musical, soulful, funky, meaningful ‘pop’. That means songs that mean something, with real musicians who have mastered their parts, avoiding auto-tune and over-production, and, most importantly, producingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Famous Fox – This City”

Song of the Day: Retriever – If You Had My Love

Retriever is a group with smooth and enchanting sounds, each piece of which evokes a musical chapter, a hallucinatory escape. Logical follow-up to his first two tracks “Weekend Spiders” and “Purple” with soft-dreamy accents, Retriever unveils his first EP “Carnival Blues”.Five titles mischievously narrating love and its setbacks, fleeting desire, sex and passions. Five beautifullyContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Retriever – If You Had My Love”

Song of the Day: Party Dozen – Macca The Mutt (feat. Nick Cave)

Party Dozen are a duo from Sydney made up of Kirsty Tickle (saxophone) and Jonathan Boulet (percussion and sampler). Since forming in 2017, they have become renowned in Australia for their incendiary live shows, touring and playing with acts such as LIARS, Tropical Fuck Storm and Viagra Boys. Exactly what Party Dozen are is completely up toContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Party Dozen – Macca The Mutt (feat. Nick Cave)”

Song of the Day: Patrick Holland – Nice Try

Patrick Holland is no stranger to ghosts. In the last several years, the Montreal-based musician/producer has become accustomed to odd noises, electronics breaking, misplaced items, and, on a recent occasion, a glass shattering spontaneously next to him. Annoying, to be sure, but he’s made peace with it; the unknown, after all, is only frightening ifContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Patrick Holland – Nice Try”

Song of the Day: Son Little – Deeper

Son Little announces his new album, Like Neptune, out September 9th via ANTI-, and in conjunction shares two lead singles, “deeper” and “stoned love.” Continuing to revolutionize the modern understanding and expectation of R&B, Son Little delivers an unadulterated transmission of Black American music performed in its praying and pleading mother tongue. Conceived in a cabin overlooking the Delaware River in upstate NewContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Son Little – Deeper”

Song of the Day: George Barnett – Nothing on the Line

Known for his flamboyant, electric performances and his big melodies, George recently released his song ‘Lovestruck’ and is now preparing for his song ‘Nothing On The Line’ – an upbeat, indie-rock track featuring George’s signature, smooth vocals. Here’s how the act introduces himself on Spotify bio: “⁃ I need to do a spotify bio ⁃Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: George Barnett – Nothing on the Line”

Song of the Day: Funky French League – Heaven

Funky French League is a crew of multi-generational DJ/producers/musicians such as Young Pulse (Gamm rec.), Dabeull (Roche Musique), Chaps (Sun Is Coming), Woody Braun (Malka Family), mOnsieur Willy (Générations FM & FG), DJ Asko (Nova & Générations FM, Hypnotic DJ), gathered by Uncle T (Groove Deluxe). They promote the whole Funk spectrum by making parties,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Funky French League – Heaven”

Song of the Day: Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Because (feat. Joey Badass, Russ & Dylan Cartlidge)

Danger Mouse & Black Thought have dropped new single, Because featuring Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge. Because is the second and latest single release from Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s greatly anticipated joint album, Cheat Codes.  Because finds the dream team duo teaming up with top tier American rappers Joey Bada$$ and Russ, plus the UK’s own Dylan Cartlidge.  The result is a sumptuous and summery, laid-back hip-hop jam packed withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Danger Mouse & Black Thought – Because (feat. Joey Badass, Russ & Dylan Cartlidge)”

Song of the Day: Mass Experience – Mother

Mass Experience have signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group, InGrooves, and WorldSound. “Pleasure And Purge” is Mass Experience’s synth-infused love language and story of overcoming by two longtime club comrades. Pairing early 90’s rave, indie-electronica and 60’s inspired psychedelia, Mass Experience comes out of a desire to keep people of all ages andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mass Experience – Mother”

Song of the Day: Courting – Loaded

Liverpool four-piece Courting returned with details of their much anticipated debut album “Guitar Music”, which is due out 23rd September via Play It Again Sam. To mark the announcement the band have also shared a video for a new single titled “Loaded”, which follows the release of last month’s critically acclaimed track “Tennis”. The new album comes on theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Courting – Loaded”

Song of the Day: Beabadoobee – Lovesong

Critically acclaimed Gen Z icon Beabadoobee today shares her new single ‘Lovesong’, lifted from her forthcoming second studio album Beatopia (pronounced Bay-A-Toe-Pee-Uh), out 15th July on Dirty Hit. A self described “cute love ballad”, ‘Lovesong’ calls back to Bea’s acoustic origins and elevates the track with stirring horns and gentle spaced out piano twinkles. Beabadoobee explains “Lovesong is a song that I had bitsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Beabadoobee – Lovesong”

Song(s) of the Day: Jungle – Good Times/Problemz

Jungle follow last year’s critically adored UK #3 album ‘Loving In Stereo’ with some huge plans for 2022. They then headline a selection of major festivals alongside some huge outdoor summer shows, before going global with major European festivals all summer, and then a long awaited month-long North American headline tour which commences in late August. Amidst allContinua a leggere “Song(s) of the Day: Jungle – Good Times/Problemz”

Song of the Day: Michel Franti & Spearhead – Follow Your Heart

“One thing I’ve learned over the past two years is that people need people,” Franti shares. “I’ve written a lot of songs about connection, resilience and the pursuit of light, even in the midst of all the madness. Somewhere in there we find resilience and I hope ‘Follow Your Heart’ will give fans the courageContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Michel Franti & Spearhead – Follow Your Heart”

Song of the Day: Santigold – High Priestess

Always at the forefront of the challenge of innovation, the Philadelphia artist avoided sound conventions and challenged herself in writing and production, pushing her music into the future. Santigold‘s productions and the new single ‘High Priestess’ move with agility between hip-hop, dance, punk, alternative rock, wave and indie, always finding space in the playlists ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Santigold – High Priestess”

Song of the Day: Daniel Avery – Chaos Energy

Revered producer and composer Daniel Avery announced his most ambitious and accomplished studio album to date, Ultra Truth, due for release on 4th November 2022 via Phantasy Sound. To celebrate the announcement, Daniel has shared a brand new track from the record called ‘Chaos Energy’, which lands alongside a neo-futuristic video created using AI technology by close-collaborator Claudia Rafael. Alongside the record, Avery launchedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Daniel Avery – Chaos Energy”

Song of the Day: Art Moore – Muscle Memory

Art Moore make vivid, heartbreaking short stories. Each song on the newly formed three-piece’s self-titled debut album is its own individual universe of bittersweet feeling: a brief snapshot of a moment in time that captures the fragility and occasional impossibility of human connection. The ten tracks that comprise the record are deft character studies, zeroing in onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Art Moore – Muscle Memory”

Song of the Day: Anna of the North – Meteorite (feat. Gus Dapperton)

Anna of the North released the first of her upcoming new music some weeks ago with Meteorite, a collaboration with Gus Dapperton. Intertwining Anna and Gus’ heartfelt vocals with an infectious melody, watch the accompanying cinematic visuals here. With 500M+ streams under her belt, co-signs from Tyler, The Creator, Dua Lipa, Rejiie Snow, Steve Lacy and more, Anna North is the pop starContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Anna of the North – Meteorite (feat. Gus Dapperton)”

Song of the Day: The Lounge Society – Blood Money

The Lounge Society announced their debut album Tired of Liberty along with its lead single “Blood Money” plus a run of headline UK tour dates. When Speedy Wunderground signings The Lounge Society released their debut single Generation Game, it instantly heralded the arrival of a special new band. Generation Game became the revered label’s fastest-selling 7” ever, and was named by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne asContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Lounge Society – Blood Money”

Song of the Day: Snapped Ankles – Rhythm Is Our Business

Throw back to the last year to bring you this gorgeous tune by Snapped Ankles. Now settled in fertile east London, Snapped Ankles maintain the feral energy of the forest. Fight or flight. Primal motorik rhythms, the rush of white noise and post-punk angles; an aural onslaught played out on homemade log synths, electrified guitars and sticksContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Snapped Ankles – Rhythm Is Our Business”

Song of the Day: Toro y Moi – Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)

The 13-track project marks the seventh studio album from Bear under the Toro y Moi moniker. To celebrate the announcement, Toro y Moi shared two singles from the record “Postman” b/w “Magazine.” Each of the new singles arrives with accompanying visuals. “Postman,” directed by Kid. Studio, sees Toro and friends riding around the colorful SanContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Toro y Moi – Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)”

Song of the Day: Mewn – Two Days

Manchester newcomers Mewn share mesmeric EP lead single ‘Two Days’, set for release April 28th via Simonie Records. Specialising in beautifully textured art-rock, un-phased by the prospects of sincerity and honesty, the emerging quintet have already made quite the impression across the press landscape, with significant praise from key indie champions (NME, DIY, So Young), as well as several plays on the BBCContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mewn – Two Days”

Song of the Day: Porij – Lose Our Minds

The Manchester based quartet exude youthful positivity with impossibly expansive and high-energy songwriting. Not subscribing to any particular genre, exploring pop, r’n’b, funk and jazz – they have received early support from the likes of NME, DIY, Dork and Clash alongside Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Chris Hawkins and Lauren Laverne – resulting in BBCContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Porij – Lose Our Minds”

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