Welcome to Future Sounds vol. 6!
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.
Deerhoof – “Plastic Thrills”
Deerhoof has recently announced their next full length album titled The Magic, coming out 6-24 on Polyvinyl Records. The Magic is explained by drummer Greg as being “what we liked when we were kids – when music was magic – before you knew about the industry and before there were rules. Sometimes hair metal is the right choice.” They have shared two tracks from the upcoming album, “Debut” and “Plastic Thrills,” and thus far the sound from the upcoming album is definitely in line with this idea of music being magical and having no rules. “Plastic Thrills” comes right out of the gate with a solid guitar riff and cuts out abruptly about two minutes later. There are awesome shades of Iggy and the Stooges on “Plastic Thrills” and overall is just a blast to listen to. Deerhoof keeps finding new ways to remain unpredictable and so far The Magic sounds like a triumphant next step.
Yumi Zouma – “Barricade (Matter of Fact)”
“Barricade (Matter of Fact)” is a song that sneaks up on you and before you know it has its teeth sunk in deep. Dreamy synths mix with beautiful vocals singing such a subtly catchy melody that you’ll find yourself humming later and not quite be able to place where you heard it. Yumi Zouma has put out a couple EPs and the band members were scattered across the globe during the recording process for those. Josh Burgess of the band explains: “’Barricade’ was the first song that was really collaborative for us. I remember sitting on the floor in Charlie’s apartment playing an unplugged bass, Charlie with an unplugged guitar and Christie humming out melodies. I hadn’t worked on a track like that since I was in college.” The cohesion that results from this new style of songwriting for Yumi Zouma makes their debut full length album Yoncalla, out 5-27 on Cascine, an album to look forward to.
Look Park – “Aeroplane”
Chris Collingwood has enjoyed success over the years with his band Fountains of Wayne, but was inspired to embark on a solo music project under the name of Look Park. “I don’t like the expression ‘solo record,’” Collingwood says. “It means you don’t have to pay attention to it, it’s really just a side project. It really felt important to me to give this a proper name.” It’s been three years since Fountains of Wayne’s last album and in that time Collingwood has made over 100 new songs, mainly with acoustic guitar, MIDI and a ton of percussion instruments. “Aeroplane” is a classic pop rock song with a fantastic chorus and super catchy melody. There are acoustic and electric guitars interplaying with a great piano line over lyrics focusing on being stuck in a plane on a long flight and the feelings of connectedness and isolation that brings. Look Park’s debut self titled album is out 7-22 on Yep Roc.
FAWNN – “Galaxies”
“Galaxies,” the lead single from FAWNN’s upcoming album Ultimate Oceans, is an appropriately titled and spacey dream rock song. FAWNN describes their sound on “Galaxies” in the perfect way: “signature hooky boy/girl harmonies, melodic guitar interplay and undeniable rhythm grooves.” The song floats along in a most enjoyable manner and ultimately culminates in an epic crescendo involving a nice guitar solo and even some subtle saxophone thrown in for good measure. Ultimate Oceans is out 6/17 on Quite Scientific.