Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Sincere Engineer – Trust Me

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Chicago pop-punk/emo band Sincere Engineer‘s just released sophomore album Bless My Psyche is a solid collection of songs dealing with themes of self-doubt and ennui. To some, that might not sound like the most fun listen, but one of the major strengths of Deanna Belos’s songwriting is her ability to write honestly about such feelings while still making it all sound rather uplifting and yes, quite relatable to many.

Opening track “Trust Me” starts things off with Belos belting out, “I need, I need, I need, I need help/And I yell, I yell, I yell “How do I stop this?”/’Cause I keep, I keep, I keep doing this to myself/And it’s coming down, it’s coming down like a faucet.” It’s a strong opener to a strong album. Check it out.

Bless My Psyche is out now on Hopeless Records.

Song of the Day: pizza4sluts – Talk About the Moon

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Who doesn’t want to be on the cutting edge of the music scene? Anyone? Anyone? No? That’s what we thought.

Coming out of COVID, if you weren’t too busy cultivating sourdough starters, you may very well have been listening to and experimenting with some musical genres or artists who were previously hidden from view by pre-pandemic activities and distractions. On the other side of the listening coin, there were a few select Millennials who were picking up ukuleles and mics and churning out new tunes. How to know who to pay attention to? Let us tell you.

Straight from the city of deep dish itself, pizza4sluts, founded and fueled by the lovely and talented Chicagoan Ms. Allison Staulcup, is here to rock your world. The singer-songwriter has graced us with her debut release “Talk About the Moon,” a lilting and lovely track that reminisces on unspoken questions and nostalgia for what never was. A perfect track for a pandemic world where we’ve spent so much time sitting in our apartments ruminating on the world outside, Staulcup’s smooth singing voice backed by the light chords of the ukulele make a perfect combo for this stripped down, achingly bittersweet track. It is guaranteed to give you chills and make the perfect soundtrack to kick off your autumn. Put down that sourdough slice and hit play – the sooner you listen the sooner you’ll love it.

Song Of The Day: REM – Leave (Alternate Version)

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of REM’s 1996 album New Adventures in Hi-Fi and to commemorate the occasion, the band is releasing a special 25th anniversary edition full of b-sides, alternate versions, and a bunch of other extras and goodies (out on October 29 via Craft Recordings). The first single off the album is an alternate version of “Leave” which takes a more haunting and ethereal approach than the original album version. Check it out below.

Song Of The Day: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

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With their mix of post-punk sounds, clever lyrics, and a deadpan vocal delivery, Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg seem to have figured out a winning formula with their single “Chaise Longue.” Give it a listen, perhaps while reclining on a chaise longue and consuming a pack of warm beer.

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