This week (and every other week during the year), Today’s Top Tune has the pleasure of offering 5 new songs for you to keep! Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, who play The Troubadour on Feb 7 & 8, kick the week off. of Montreal bring new songs to play at the Teragram Ballroom in May, get a preview this Tuesday. Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche tackles the intricacies of relationships. The Austrian duo Leyya come to US shores during SXSW, get to know them on Thursday. Lastly, you can also check out talented Brits Until The Ribbon Breaks.
Monday, Feb 5
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “You Worry Me”
2017 was a break out year for the Denver-based propulsive rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats; primarily due to their lauded debut and a rash of performances across the globe. For their forthcoming album, the octet holed up in a New Mexico studio to capture their emotion and intensity. Check out “You Worry Me.”
Tuesday, Feb 6
of Montreal “Paranoic Intervals/Body Dysmorphia”
Inspired by the theory of simulated reality and extended 80’s club remixes, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes abandoned the familiar approaches used on previous albums. Working alone this time, Barnes forges ahead with an exciting dance beat on “Paranoic Intervals/Body Dysmorphia.
Wednesday, Feb 7
Sondre Lerche “I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart”
Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche is an artist we’ve championed through the years. Lerche has a knack for translating his woes into swoon-worthy songs. On the solo (and acoustic) “I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart” we find thoughtful lyrics paired with a hummable melody.
Thursday, Feb 8
Experimenting with layers of sound, Austrian duo Leyya offer an offbeat mix of indie rock and electronica. Wistful vocals and strains of sitar float by on “Zoo.”
Friday, Feb 9
Until The Ribbon Breaks “One Match”
British duo Until The Ribbon Breaks showcase their darker side . Powerful lyrics restrained by hints of African rhythms are felt in “One Match.”
(Nathaniel Rateliff photo c/o: Julio Enriquez)