Welcome to Future Sounds vol. 4!
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.
Summer Cannibals – “Full of It”
Summer Cannibals create straight up loud, lovely rock music. “Full of It” finds the band operating in full gear with the pedal to floor in all areas. The guitars ring with loud punk riffs and the bass gets into a great groove with the absolutely stunning drums. Seriously, listen to the drumming in this song. Summer Cannibals is currently on tour with The Thermals, who are featured in the current issue of Ghettoblaster, and it’s easy to see why they were chosen. Turn this song way up and revel in the perfect loud beauty of it. Full Of It is out 5/27 via Kill Rock Stars.
case/lang/veirs – “Best Kept Secret”
Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs have combined forces and are creating music as a truly super super-group named case/lang/veirs. “Best Kept Secret” begins with magnificent strings, which quickly give way to a great straightforward melody and is eventually met by some of the best harmonies and background vocals around. These are very well established artists successfully creating exciting and stellar art, which should inspire great anticipation for their forthcoming album. case/lang/veirs is out 6/17/16 on Anti-.
Goat – “I Sing in Silence”
Goat is a Swedish hippy folk band who performs in giant wooden masks and just so happens to make beautiful earthy songs. The guitars strum in a lovely manner, the woodwinds flourish, and the melody lilts along. All of these elements could combine into an over the top hippy folk song, but Goat knows how to steer away from this possibility and produce a truly enjoyable song. “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake Of Addis Ababa” is out 5/27 on Sub Pop.
Moses Sumney – “Everlasting Sigh”
In “Everlasting Sigh” Moses Sumney’s vocal performance can only be described as virtuosic. Sumney floats through this beautiful song, his vocal layers piling on top of one another until the listener is overtaken by harmonies galore in a stunning crescendo. The music is a hybrid of folk and electronic pop with a few dashes of African inspired rhythms thrown in for good measure. This is seriously a special song that needs to be heard to be believed. No official word on a proper debut album yet, but the rumor is there will be one later in the year.
Pumarosa – “Cecile”
“In media res” is the literary term for when a narrative begins in the middle of some crucial part of the action of a story and just so happens to perfectly describe how “Cecile” begins. The song opens in a somewhat chaotic manner and eventually slows itself down to a nice 80s inspired danceable pop groove. There are hints of New Order here and there over the course of the song and when it finally breaks back down into chaos again there are shades of Thom Yorke in the vocal performance. This is only the second song that Pumarosa has released and is hopefully an indication of great things to come. Cecile is out 5/8 on Chess Club.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – “People Vultures”
“People Vultures” is the newest track from the aptly and insanely named King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. This song is full of guitar riffs and pounding propulsive drumming and is really a great song to listen to for a jolt of energy. It just keeps getting louder and more intense throughout. “People Vultures” has a somewhat Black Sabbath vibe going on in the best possible way. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s new album Nonagon Infinity is out 4/29 on ATO.