Bringing you one upbeat and one slower song to fit your potential moods: the gettin’ shit done Monday grind v. the wallowing in work Monday blues.
Rollerskaters/Sleep Tight by Starslinger
For those of you who don’t already know about Starslinger: he’s a Manchester-based DJ who makes more relaxed electronic and funkier tracks. Although he’s been around for a while, he still releases tons of his stuff online, so he has a lot of songs to discover. Rollerskaters/Sleep Tight is one of his more famous songs, probably because its optimistic beats overlap in a way that’s interesting as well as relaxing to listen to. As DJs go, he fits the bill; he’s super weird looking (in a Lord of the Rings kinda way), and he incessantly posts photos of himself and his private life. To learn more/see photos of his newborn bebe: http://starslinger.tumblr.com/
Skylark Interabang?! by Made in Heights
I’m a big fan of Made in Heights, if nothing else than because they describe themselves as “mythical filth pop”… so they got that goin’ for them. According to their website (http://madeinheights.com/), “The Heights started as a series of hang outs in New York where we would walk a lot, and talk a lot, and eat at bodegas. We explored the wilderness of our ideas, the steep and elegant climbs of our imagination, the desires we had trapped inside of us, and the murky mistakes that seem imperative to the process of becoming true….
We’re not finished.”
They might be total nutjobs. But they make rad music, and their lyrics are really interesting and relatable. Skylark Interabang?! is a cool track, because the piano and lyrics are evidently emotional, but the bass drops in the middle, surprising you as well as adding nice weight to the otherwise acoustically bright sounds.
Happy Monday y’all.