Edition #41 with tracks by Moderat, Future Islands, Pauls Jets, Alas The Sun, and the White Lies.
This week's episode was a bit of a struggle. I had trouble finding five tracks I deemed worthy of our attention, mainly because I received mostly promotional emails talking about releases that are weeks or even months away.
However, I think so far that we might be in for a couple of excellent records in the near future.
With that said, today's curation has some sort of a groovy vibe. But what does groove actually mean? Wikipedia states: "In music, the groove is the sense of an effect ('feel') of changing pattern in a propulsive rhythm or sense of swing."
If we agree on this (still quite vague) description, we can conclude that any genre can feel groovy. And obviously, the Weekly5 again offers you an array of different musical styles—from otherworldly electronic sounds to galloping indie tunes.
Moderat – FAST LAND
You don't have to be an underground electronica nerd to know who Moderat are. The supergroup of Apparat and Modeselektor is about to release a new record, MORE D4TA (Preorder link below).
The single FAST TRACK not only comes with a visually stunning video clip but already proves to be a visceral opener for the upcoming album. Buzzing synthesizers meander to a slow-paced beat as if Moderat don't dare to drag you in too quickly into their captivating universe.
Future Islands – King of Sweden
I first fell for the Future Island when I heard their song Ran from The Far Field (2017). And with last year's single release, Peach, the honeymoon phase got a revival.