ABQ’s 7 Tracks 2 Back This Week (9/30/17)

It was a weird week for some reason, whether it was recording the show remotely and doing repeat shows for the past several week, or just excited with the first break of the school year coming up and being able to focus on family and music a little bit more.  Just seemed like something was off, but it was great getting down to some real music discovery again finally.  The week’s highlight was definitely seeing Beach House with my family, as they know how to put on a light show and create the ultimate dream-pop ambiance.  If ever you get the chance to see them live, don’t pass it up.  Especially for those of you who have children, they are definitely a family-friendly band.

Now, onto some music:

I had to start out with a smooth, jazzy piece from Devonte Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, who stands out in my memory, as he put out a GoFundMe page one time when his apartment had burnt down in New York City.  I don’t know why that’s always stuck with me.

I just downloaded Steve Lacy’s Demo, which came out several months ago this year, but I appreciate his high energy, rock-infused sound.  I’ve always been a fan of falsetto, and he kicks off the song with plenty of it to get your attention.  This 18-year old is someone to watch.

Mattiel comes to us from Atlanta, signed with Burger Records.  This song is pretty buried on the LP, but I love the elements of hip-hop, and the old-school sound of her vocals that carry a 60’s pop vibe.

Finally, I ended with Christopher Port, and a great song from his upcoming EP, Everything in Quotes “Dark.”  I love the low pitch work on the vocals from the Melbourne-based artist, which only adds monumentally to the emo trip-hop music.  It has the right elements of dark, dreamy, and heartbreaking.  Definitely the gem find of the week.


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