I went on a rant in last month’s Hipster Music Playlist post. I explained how much I dislike bands using low-fi recording/mixing tricks. It just feels disingenuous, especially when many of today’s bands want to make something ‘real’.
Well, I just want to clear up something. I don’t expect every recording to be as clean as a pop record, but you can just tell when a band is trying to ‘manufacture’ grime on a record. Be honest who you are and your sound will always be authentic.
I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.
I feel like this month’s list is fantastic. We super-sized the list once again with 20 tracks for your ears to drool over (also, don’t forget to check out our Spotify playlist).
Thee Tsunamis – “Trash Talk“
Jake McMullen – “If I Go“
Kodaline – “Ready“
Broken Witt Rebels – “Shake Me Down“
Day Wave – “Drag“
Gengahr – “Haunted“
Loon Lake – “Just Now“
Roosevelt – “Night Moves“
The Tallest Man On Earth – “Dark Bird Is Home“
Miami Horror (feat. Cleopold) – “Love Like Mine“
Twiggy Frostbite – “Ahai“
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” [LIVE]
Houndmouth – “Sedona“
Lower Dens – “To Die In L.A.“
The Japanese House – “Still“
Hip Hatchet – “Small Bird Song“
COIN – “Fingers Crossed“
San Fermin – “Emily“
Born Cages – “Bigger Than Me“
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.