Top 5 New Music Friday 5.12.2017

Scoured the depths of the web for five of my favorite new releases for your weekend!

Quiet Hollers “Medicine”

We’ve shared the Quiet Hollers’ music on here before, and we’ll continue to spiral into eternity with them. The Quiet Hollers, never a band to shy away from the challenging and existentially wearing aspects of life, release “Medicine” as the first single off their forthcoming album “Amen Breaks” (July 7). The song, touches on “crippling anxiety, depression, existential malaise, and society’s attitudes toward medication and addiction,” and although these subjects are all incredibly hard to talk about, it’s a little easier when music starts the conversation. This release coincides with Mental Heath Awareness Month, and I encourage everyone to hop on over to Mental Health America and check out what they’re doing to help, and make a donation!

Son Lux “Stolen”

“Stolen” is from Son Lux’s latest effort, the “Remedy” EP, a collection of four tracks. The track “Stolen” is the epitome of frustration and agitation, and rings clear with dark undertones and just a dash of macabre.

 Stevie Talks “Bitter”

*Local Artist Alert* I was introduced to the music of Stevie Talks at the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, during their monthly open mic (and $5 bottomless pasta(!)) night. He’s an absolute dreamboat live and it’s so exciting to hear him sound just as stellar recorded.

MishCatt “Another Dimension – Miike Snow Remix”

The Costa Rica native, MishCatt, was one of my favorite up and comers of 2016 with the release of her debut EP “Highlighter.” It was produced in Sweden by Miike Snow’s Pontus Winnberg, and her first sounds of 2017 are the oh-so-appropriate Miike Snow remix of “Another Dimension.” It takes what was already a day-glo dance floor masterpiece, adds a pop of neon, and transitions it into the perfect after hours pick me up.

Haux “Youth”

One of the saddest and most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. “We are the reckless, We are the wild youth Chasing visions of our futures One day we’ll reveal the truth That one will die before he gets there.” That’s all.

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