Welcome to Future Sounds vol. 2
Every other week, Ghettoblaster brings you a playlist of singles from upcoming albums to excite and entice your ears. Below you’ll find the entire playlist via Spotify, as well as Playlist Highlights, which are songs that really stand out as essential listening. So please, sit back, relax and treat yourself to some seriously great music.
Greys – “No Star”
The song “No Star” from Greys’ upcoming album, Outer Heaven, is a raucous and paranoid journey inspired by the recent attack in Paris. It opens with the distressed lyrics: “Don’t shoot I’m not the enemy / They want you to be scared of me” and as the song goes on it continues to stir this foreboding atmosphere. This is for fans who like their punk music harsh, heavy and furious. Outer Heaven is out 4/22 on Carpark Records.
Night Moves – “Carl Sagan”
Minneapolis duo Night Moves make dreamy, 70’s inspired indie rock with electronic flourishes. “Carl Sagan” is the first single from their sophomore album, Pennied Days, which is out 3/25 on Domino. This is a song that draws you in with warm textures, only to swallow you whole in its immense sound … and then that falsetto hits!
Nothing – “Vertigo Flowers”
Philadelphia group Nothing are prepping their long awaiting album, Tired of Nothing, which is out 5/13 on Relapse Records. In their new song, “Vertigo Flowers”, Nothing brings up some very beautiful, really loud shoegaze with great vocal melodies. This is a song that deserves to be played as loud as possible, as often as possible.
Bibio – “Town and Country”
Bibio is an English producer and songwriter who mixes electronic and organic textures expertly alongside solid songwriting. His new album, A Mineral Love, comes out 4/1 on Warp. “Town and Country” is the third single from the upcoming album (see also: “Feeling”) and finds Bibio in his catchiest, most accessible form.
Pity Sex – “Burden You”
Lush, heavy electric guitars combine with lackadaisical and despondent vocals in “Burden You,” the new single from Ann Arbor Michigan’s Pity Sex. This song is lulling and energizing, delicate and harsh, and is really just a joy to listen to. The sophomore album from Pity Sex is titled White Hot Moon and is out 4/29 on Run for Cover Records.
Mutual Benefit – “Not for Nothing”
Mutual Benefit thrives on strange melody sung by a distinct voice over absolutely beautiful music; all of which is put perfectly on display in “Not for Nothing.” Simply played acoustic guitar is met by pleasant piano and some stunning strings to combine into a truly mesmerizing piece of folk music. “Not for Nothing” is at once common AND extraordinary, which is something that is sure to be abundantly found on the new album, Skip a Sinking Stone, which is out 5/20 on Mom + Pop Records.