This week’s track is We Swarm by The Glitch Mob, off of Drink The Sea. Over the last few years I’ve heard a lot of Glitch Mob tracks in passing and in friends cars, or at Burning Man, but it wasn’t until I went and saw them at a show about a month ago that I took a serious listen to their music. This track, We Swarm, is a killer glitch/electronica song. Opening with strained synths and breaking in to a bounce after that, the real hook for me comes in at about 2:15 where a syncopated back beat comes that’s joined with an explosive percussive sound at 3:05. Listen to it in your car with the volume up and the windows down and you won’t regret it.
This week’s track is Freak You Out, by Blip Blip Beep off of Like Track Stars. I saw BBB perform at Mercury Lounge in NYC a few weeks back with a friend as the second band in a three act lineup. Super energetic and straight up electropop their sound is super fun and poppy, with a dash of rock. This song was (I think) their closer in their set which included an amazing electrodub cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It. Like Track Stars is definitely worth checking out, it’s better than their prior EPs, and this track is the most fun out of all of them.