Music For Your Monday

Congrats, you’re currently reading an award-winning website! That’s right, over the weekend WIUX won best college radio website, plus best college radio station in the country. Pretty, pretty, pretty cool. Anyway, here’s some music before a much needed spring break.

Karen O- Ooo

Have you watched the new show, “Love” on Netflix yet? Literally everyone I talk to about it either hates it or thinks its fine. I really liked it! Maybe because I like shows where you actually hate all the main characters, or maybe because Bertie is an incredible character. Anyway, the show has a great soundtrack, and this song from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs closed up episode 9. You know when you hear a song and you have a moment of profound clarity, where it’s just like yes, this is right? This song is right.

Mitski- Your Best American Girl

I’ve already written about how much I love this song. In an interview with NPR, Mitski said that this album will embrace her version of pop music, and let me tell you I am so excited to hear Puberty 2 after this song.

Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind- Modern Baseball

When NPR premiered this song, they described it as “mope-y but danceable,” and suddenly there was a phrase for my favorite kind of music! But they said it sounded like The Cure, sure, but it actually sounds like The Killers. If you know anything about MoBo, you know they love The Killers and end most of their shows with a cover. On “Apple Cider”, Brendan Lukens takes the lead vocal spot and finds his inner Brandon Flowers and it really shines. Opening up with a line like “did you ever love me?” is such perfect MoBo, and I love that bass line underneath “do you think we could make it?” Holy Ghost is out May 13.

Goodnight Gotham- Rihanna

Badgirlriri chops up Florence + The Machine, and obviously it’s a banger.

Aphasia- Pinegrove

Great solo acoustic version of a track from Cardinal. Pinegrove is playing at Uel Zing this Friday (!!!!!!!!!) catch me there over caffeinated and maybe crying from the incredible music.