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L’Etoile is a beautifully mellow and ethereal song, with non-verbal vocals.
Nova Dolphin is happy synthpop, with a propulsive backbeat.
Meteors is a happy dancy synthpop song.
Duet is a happy poppy electronic song, not unlike something The Postal Service would do.
The Kids Aren’t Coming is a cool punkish song, repetitive but I like the guitar.
Ballad of Steven Slater is a fun rock song with a subject ripped from the headlines! It’s about a flight attendant who got fed up, walked off the job dramatically, and became a folk hero. A year later, he gave an interview to the Huffington Post, he was in better shape, and avoiding media. Good luck!
Romantic comedies have tropes like meet-cutes, and sparks found in a moment of connection. This Was Hardly A Moment is a rock song that takes a look at those tropes and says, “uh, no.” There are songs about love at first sight, and this is like an anti-love song.
After the Summer Has Gone is a chamber pop song – think Magnetic Fields, with autoharp and marxophone. It was also part of the “summer song” Music Challenge, but it’s more about how the summer in the past tense.
Edit: The feed isn’t updating. I’m checking it out.
Edit: Something’s up on the server – perhaps there are too many songs? I’ve updated software, plugins, and the server type, and it’s working again. I’m leaving this as the song for tomorrow too.
Viral is some relatively spare electronica, with a synth line and percussion; it works as background music, or a soundtrack. It sort of rolls along.
It samples a speech from “The Matrix” and a commentary for “Brazil.”
Sin and Vice Vice is a lovely bit of garage rock with a 60’s vibe. It’s l2p’s first time on the podcast.
Happy New Year!
Edit: Whoops, I put down 2013. This will be tomorrow’s song too!
Happy Bunny is a fun dance song, with a few layers – a staccato synthetic gamelan, a cosmic boing, and other synths galore. I like its metronomic rhythm.
Airy is an instrumental synthpop song, with cold and somewhat piercing synths.
Lean Back is a lovely, dreamy, layered and instrumental track, with fuzzy synths.
Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom is a dumb, fun, and short punk rock song. Oh, and it’s catchy, too.
The title’s inspired by a weird news item.
Nightlights is a sorta synth poppy song. It reminds me of the soundtrack to Drive, with colder synths.
Edit: This is weird: this song isn’t showing up in iTunes for me. I’ll try to dig into the problem later!
Edit: It’s working now.
Bad Romance is a one-man indie pop ukelele and synth cover of the Lady Gaga song, which I now recognize prefigures a couple of elements of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video – namely, some nudity and the crying close-ups. Is this a stretch? Sure it is, but I felt like linking the Chatroulette version of the video. It’s like an early Christmas gift!
A Nighttime Song is a dreamy pop song, with a bit of a dark side to it. The background “pipe organ” makes me think of a carousel in a nightmare.
It’s malocchio’s first time on the podcast, with their first song!
Republic is a charming, weightless, and wordless electronic piece.
This is Cantdosleepy’s first posted song, and also song #750 on the podcast!
No No No (The Ballad of Gina and Bobby) is a fun punk rock song. I love the guitars!
Today is a goofy little, slightly disjointed, sorta-college rock song, with absurdist (and not entirely work-safe) lyrics, and music including a ukelele and drum machine. And, I think, a bass guitar groove.
It’s willc’s first time on the podcast, with the latest song he’s posted.
bitquake 2 is a lofi electronic song, with rumbly bass and glitch sounds and a nice instrumental flow. Ooh, and metronomic pacing, which I’m pretty fond of.
Caerse Muerto (cyan mix) is like a world music soundtrack to an action movie, with much asskicking. It has throat singing, stabbing strings, drums, and a lush and layered atmosphere with other fun instruments.
“Caerse Muerto” means “drop dead.”
womankind is a slow and sincere ballad to the awesomeness of women. It’s acoustic; melodica, piano, and the lap steel that I love.
HighSchoolSweethearts is a happy bouncy synthpop song.
Follow Alexandria is a cool and acoustic “indie folk” song, with guitar and ukelele. This band hails from Glasgow.
Cold Dip is a cool folksy acoustic song, with harmonizing. I find it pleasantly relaxing.
You Can’t Ignore My Techno is a chill electronic song, with accents of noisy guitar and that sort of steel-guitar-in-the-desert feel. It’s laid-back, happily noodling along.