This week’s track is Polish Girl by Neon Indian off of Era Extraña. That’s probably the most nonsensical combination of song, artist and album titles possible. That aside aside, Polish Girl opens up and wraps the listener up like a warm blanket, a familiar song and a familiar sound and a familiar story. It’s incredibly catchy and lightly moves through lovesick lyrics over a synthpop melody. There are a good number of tracks queued up for track of the week and the moment, and this popped to the top with it’s listenability.
This week’s track is Nightcall by Kavinsky and Lovefoxxx off of the Drive soundtrack. It’s the opening track and the opening song in Drive and sets the mood for the movie right away. Opening with compressed vocals and a thumping and slow moving bass and synth line, it blossoms when Lovefoxxx’ vocals hit on the hook. A quick bit of Googling also shows that apparently the song has been remixed about a million times, with some particularly good ones such as this Breakbot one.
This week’s track is A Night Like This by Kyau and Albert. I heard this song featured on the #2 spot on Corsten’s Countdown from July 20th (I’m a bit behind on podcasts, a chronic problem). I’ve had a recent obsession with trance and dance tracks that have really light vocals over treble-y melody’s (like Dev’s Dancing in the Dark). This song has that same kind of structure, and after having listened to most of Kyau and Albert’s catalog it’s by far the most fun song of theirs.