Welcome back to another week of Music For Your Monday! Every week we take a look at a list of 5 songs for the week, covering new tracks, oddball tunes, and the good old classics.
This week we talk to a mute, catch on fire and run through our own heads, so lets get going!
Run Through My Head – Best Coast
Kicking us off is this track from US band Best Coast and one that seemed to fly under the radar last year when talking about this band. A catchy breakup track, Run Through My Head says a lot about a mess of a relationship and with a singable chorus it will no doubt pull you in quickly and get you singing along. A standout track from a solid album, this track was a late runner for my Hottest 100 vote, despite not making the initial shortlist sent out by Triple J.
Perfect For – Reflecting your own issues onto a random song
Back To Back – Dustin Kensrue
Before 2015 I had never heard of Dustin Kensrue, but Back To Back ensured I would know who he was by the end of the year. A track that sticks in your head thanks to its wonderful rocking feel and hypnotic guitar riffs, this track is one that came out of nowhere to become one of the better indie rock tracks of last year, despite what many would say is its repetiveness and generic sounding sound.
Perfect For – When you don’t want to listen to Shannon Noll anymore
How Can You Really – Foxygen
Regular readers of this site would know my fondness for this track and its willingness to mess with the standard formula thanks to its addictive piano riff and insertion of other, more unique instruments. The lyrics are also fantastically strange, ranging from standard relationship issues to weird and wonderful imagery and this allows the US band to really stand out from the rest of the pack. Plus it does not hurt it at all to know that it is catchy as hell.
Perfect For – Pretending you are more hipster than you think
Fire – Kasabian
An instantly recognizable track for any fan of Just Cause 3 or the Premier League, this track is a master at the slow build, building each verse before absolutely going mental in each chorus. With lyrics that are easy to sing along with in a joking manner, this track is great fun yet a strangely motivating track. With a memorable guitar riff thrown into the mix, this is no doubt one of Kasabian’s strongest and most well known tracks, and for very good reason.
Perfect For – Pretending you are going to do something today
The Mute – Radical Face
Ending the week with a rather sad song, this track is mostly known for being on Zach Braff’s film Wish I Was Here but despite it being a very upbeat and catchy song, the track excels in telling a deeply depressing story about a child who cannot speak and the slow collapse of his family as a result. It is a sad yet relatable story and one that requires a moment of sullen reflection among the enjoyable singing that this track manages to provide. It’s an odd mix, yet one that works amazingly well.
Perfect For – Tricking your friends into thinking that you don’t exclusively listen to sad music
That rounds it up for this time! Shoot us a link if you want to see your favourite song on the list, and we’ll be back next week with another 5 songs for your Monday!