8 Tracks: Ear Worms

It’s that time again, for me to unleash the latest Ear Worms that have been rattling around in my brain box for the past couple of weeks, some are new, but most are catchy and hook laden, sit back and enjoy.

1. Skrillex + Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “Make it Bun Dem”

Granted this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but somehow Dubstep coupled with Reggae makes for an intoxicating mix that goes together as well as Peanut Butter and Hamburgers (try it before you roll your eyes)


2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz – “Can’t Hold Us”

I honestly don’t care what your thoughts on the incredibly catchy “Thrift Shop” are, it’s a great track that helped this indie act blow up and achieve mainstream status on their terms, but they are so much more than a one-hit wonder act, this is a superior track to “Thrift Shop”. Without Wanz however, it wouldn’t be as catchy as it is now.


3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

This is the latest release from Karen O and company, another slice of exceptional alt. rock. Definitely worth your time.


4. Hollerado – “Pick Me Up”

I’m really starting to come around on these Ottawa lads, great power pop tunes.


5. Gloryhound – “TKO Tokyo”

Another great band coming out of Halifax, NS. This song absolutely destroys.


6. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

“Shirt and Tie” is all well and good, but it wasn’t until I saw JT bust this out on SNL that I was interested in hearing The 20/20 Experience. Do I hear Usher and Bruno Mars crying out back? Yup.


7. Walk off the Earth – “Red Hands”

Can’t someone help me, this song has been stuck in my head on loop for a good week now. Great tune, can’t get enough.


8. Whitehorse – “Devil’s Got a Gun”

Holy Shit! My mind is blown by this track – and it’s a Canadian duo to boot! I would have bet money this track was from one of the many Jack White projects, but it’s not and that floored me. Amazing tune, and this version is better than the radio version.



About the author


A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.