Ed Thomas – On My Own
I first stumbled across Ed Thomas when a DJ played “Blk & Blu” by Chase & Status one night at a small, sign-less bar. The vocals caught my attention and I added the track to several playlists. Fast forward and Thomas’s work under his own name is equally catchy. The lords of dance that comprise the video for “On My Own” are the icing on the cake. Thomas is offering the Outlaws EP on which the aforementioned track appears for free; visit his site to download it or listen to below.
Protomartyr – Come & See
Okay. I don’t know how I feel about this song. It is noisy and has a bizarre rhythm and the singer’s style is, to put it politely, unique. Everything kind of pulls together in the chorus, though, and “Come & See” kept bouncing around my brain for quite some time after hearing it only once. I’ve got my eye on you, Protomartyr. Y’all are just going to take a few shakes to sort out.
La Sera – Losing to the Dark
After hearing “Losing to the Dark” I’m pretty certain Katy Goodman (aka La Sera) could kick both your ass and mine. Blistering guitar and cut-through-the-bullshit lyrics twist her girl-group vocals from sugar-sweet to saccharine tang.