Hello! As well as providing solid, well (ish) written reviews and recommending the hottest and best new music on a regular basis, we’ve also been curating a Spotify Playlist each week for those who’d like to experience new music directly into their lugholes. The Sounds Good’s Sound Good Playlist offers a short collection of tracks that have appeared in the blog’s email inbox or submission queues, or tracks that I’ve personally stumbled across via Spotify’s Discover playlist or Hot New Bands playlist.
I’ve not really given it the hype it deserves and have been a little sloppy on promoting it, so here’s a big old post about it that should (hopefully) become a regular thing every Wednesday. Below will be the playlist itself, as well as the setlist alongside a little sentence or two on why I dig the track a lot. We’ve got SIX followers so far which is great, so hopefully that’ll continue to grow and we can all listen to good music together. Love you. Enjoy.
A little while ago we featured Boogie Board’s ‘Tune Out’ and was dazzled by it’s wonderful array of surf n turf goodness. This time around Boogie Board has returned with a new EP called Dream Telepathy and well, time to get the budgie smugglers out.
David Harks has quietly built up a reputation over the years. Whether it’s through producing solid material with his band Safetalk, his sporadic solo releases on labels such as Sunday Best, Kitsune and Eskimo Recordings or even just being bigged up by the likes of Neon Gold, Thump and DIY, this dude is seemingly killing it from beneath the radar.
St. Vincent has been steadily honing her craft over the last few years, going from an aspiring modern-day guitar god into a being who likes to dip their toes into the strange. Her new album is called MASSEDUCTION and she’s ditched the wild platinum locks for a Doctor Foster-esque bob and even gotten her bottom out for the album artwork too. Cheeky.
Small Skies are a band from Portland and this is their new single ‘Faces’. The world has seen a bit of a boon period for the sci-fi and horror genres this year and it seems this might be the perfect soundtrack for it. Could you imagine Pennywise jamming to this while he’s chilling in the drain? Would the upside down become a massive rave if this song was played throughout Stranger Things? Who knows, but I do know this – this song is great.
You know, sometimes I feel like we don’t get heavy enough on Sounds Good. While the music is always good (of course), there are moments where I’d like to feature a track or record that holds no qualms about wanting to deliver a haymaker or two to the faces of those who listen, and fortunately today is that day. Time to get punched my friends. Get hyped, get punched.