Today, I had a taro bubble tea. It immediately made me sick because I don’t drink dairy, but the idea of drinking purple milk was too enticing. Thank goodness it didn’t get in the way of my music scouring, because this week was a doozy. I think it’s safe to say there’s a little something for everyone on Played Out this edition. Hope you enjoy.
The Parrots – “To The People Who Showed Me Their Love While I Was Here”
I wish this is what I listened to in high school. I can guarantee I would have been cooler. I bet I would have had an awesome leather jacket, instead I wore a hoodie everyday for four years.
Son Lux – “You Don’t Know Me”
Energetic pop-laced bombastic electronic production from Son Lux. A fun roller coaster of a single.
London O’Connor – “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore”
An unexpected languid hip hop track that is both charming and disarming from NYC-based 24-year-old London O’Connor. Melancholy for the summer months.
PINS – “Molly”
In my opinion the best track we’ve heard yet off the au courant Manchester quartet’s forthcoming Wild Nights out June 9th on Bella Union.
TAU – “Huey Tonantzin”
Depending on what kind of trip you’re trying to have this is either the perfect or most terrifying come-up anthem for a peyote vacation. I personally think I would have some really colorful, doom-dabbed revelations.
Espa – “Pray For Me”
Ladies, I know we aren’t boys in Chelsea or WeHo, but sometimes there are just those songs that crossover. This is one of them—get up and go for it.
Rationale – “Re.Up”
London’s Rationale just put out a seemingly effortless ’80s inspired number. Pretty rainy day harmonies between Rationale and an unknown lady vocalist slip on on like a silk robe.
EZTV – “Trampoline”
Captured Tracks latest cutie boy band (no, not that kinda boy band) playing cutie guitar-driven pop. Nearly reminiscent of The Oneders from everyone’s (mine) favorite fake rock narrative dramedy That Thing You Do.
Dog Party – “Sapphires”
No week is complete with some girls-to-the-front homegrown punk. This week we have Sacramento’s Dog Party to thank for it. Oh, also the girls comprising the band are 16 and 19, respectively, so, like, okay.
Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter – “Holding On”
Fuck it—let’s dance this weekend.