Whenever we add music for voting on 97x - whether it's cool new stuff or inspired by the "Suggest A Song" space on the app/website - we will let you know through our New Music Blog!
Some of today's songs were suggested through the app, but they're also all cool new music. So I thought I'd post a video with each so you can check them out. Let us know what you think!
JOEL'S PICK Chvrches – yes, ‘Churches’ with a Roman ‘v’ so intrepid Googlers won’t confuse their band with an actual religious institution – are a much-buzzed-about synth-pop trio out of Glasgow, Scotland whose just-released debut album The Bones Of What You Believe has been praised for intersecting that city’s often parallel dance and pop music scenes. While lead singer Laruen Mayberry made music blog headlines lately with her rants against internet sexism, their music speaks for itself in a vein fans of groups like their Glassnote label-mates Two Door Cinema Club or Phoenix should enjoy. Check out album opener “The Mother We Share”.
Lorde just released her debut album Pure Heroine and is expected to have the strongest first week sales of any alternative album released this year. And despite the crossover success of “Royals”, the mostly slinky, minimalist nature of Pure Heroine does position her as an alternative artist as opposed to pop. The 16-year-old New Zealand artist, Ella Yellich-O’Connor, seems more at home speaking with heady institutions like NPR than ‘oontz-oontzy’ pop stations. “Team” is available for voting now.
However you feel about Daft Punk, they deserve credit for releasing an album almost entirely antithetical to the EDM craze. Random Access Memories features real people playing real instruments on a dance album – an approach that manages to be both retro and fresh. “Doin’ It Right”, the minimalist, mid-tempo counterpoint to the libidinous “Get Lucky”, features fellow dance music experimentalist Panda Bear of Animal Collective on vocals.
Despite the cacophonous chorus, “Everything” may well be the happiest Nine Inch Nails track ever. In the five years since his last NIN album, Trent Reznor married, started a family, and won an armload of awards for his film-scoring work with director David Fincher (The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). Hesitation Marks is out now.
What do you think of these songs? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to add your favorites to the playlist on the 97x app or 97xonline.com to vote for them. And don’t forget to send us your Open Mic requests!
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