This week, as we do every week on Today’s Top Tune, we’re handing out free music for the taking! Let’s kick the week off with solo work from Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker. We’ll follow up with LA-based artist Daniel T., as he collaborates with Montreal’s Ohara Hale. Then there is Sure Sure, you can check them out at the Lodge Room in November. The duo Mitre get inspired by Mexican lore, and we’ll cap the week with a song by Charlotte Day Wilson recorded on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has had a prolific few years. Songs come to her while sitting in the van from one city to the next, or in a myriad of green rooms she waits in before taking the stage. The past two plus years on the road have been a unique experience for her, which she chronicled into a full length solo album, including the song we’re gravitating toward, “Symbol.”
Daniel T, is a busy Los Angeles- based producer and DJ and a record scavenger at heart. He’s become a local authority on bygone music that tends to seep into his work. The new song “Call” features Montreal vocalist Ohara Hale and recalls early work from The Police and Roxy Music.
Collaborative Highland Park indie-pop outfit Sure Sure take a grassroots approach to making music in their house-turned-studio. “Lie Lie Lie” is a sunny song about a bad habit.
Mitre is a Mexican duo based in Los Angeles. “El Callejón del Beso” (or “The Alley of the Kiss”) is inspired by a romantic 19th-Century Mexican legend, where two lovers are kept apart by social barriers.
We met Charlotte Day Wilson when she joined to sing with BadBadNotGood during their Morning Becomes Eclectic session. After a stunning MBE set of her own, we asked Wilson about her song “Funeral.” Give it a listen and hear a bit about the track from the artist.
Adrianne Lenker carousel photo c/o Shervin Lainez