It’s been a hectic week for the trio of HAFILAXers, so while Jeff’s off working on a couple other things, I’ve been handed the reigns once again. This will be the first of two pieces, I have a few tunes I wanted to recommend for general listening which will be this week’s theme for the Friday Night Soundtrack. A solid line-up of tunes to ease into the weekend with.
1. “Sirens” – Pearl Jam – Epic/Sony
This is a tune that floored me upon the first listen, I’m all for a solid hard rocking Pearl Jam track (see “Make Up Your Mind”), but given the choice I’d rather listen to their mellower material. “Sirens” definitely falls into the latter category, but it’s also a tune that is built for longevity and is an instant classic from the PJ library. Hopefully we will see Eddie and Co return to Halifax when it comes time to tour their forthcoming record Lightning Bolt.
2. “Guns of Carolina” – Matthew Good
“Guns of Carolina” is a cut from the latest Matthew Good album Arrows of Desire
3. “Young and Lazy” – The Matinee
Another version of this solid track, it’s a great end of summer/start of fall track. It’s still a track I can toss on and it brings a smile to my face before I start belting it out in the car. Love love love this track.
4. “Believer” – American Authors
An up and coming band hailing from the NYC, this is a great slice of indie pop from American Authors who are currently riding the recent release of their eponymous EP.
5 .”What Doesn’t Kill You” – Jake Bugg
This kid from the UK is one of the more interesting acts to cross the pond in recent years, he has the look of a young Bob Dylan/Mick Jagger and the same “Fuck-it-all” sensibility. He sounds like a one man Arctic Monkeys meets early Dylan. Keep your ears peeled for this kid, he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.