happiness and pleasure

Odesza f/ Madelyn Grant – Sun Models

Let a little sunshine into your life with this track from Odesza‘s forthcoming release due later this year. Chopping up Madelyn Grant’s jazzy original “Purpose” into something nearly unrecognizable, you’re taken out of the smoky, neon-lit bar and on to the open-air, seaside dance floor.

orange smokestacks in the sunset

Leif Vollebekk – When the Subway Comes Above the Ground

There’s a certain sweetness about this Leif Vollebekk track that that mirrors its lyrics telling of nights with friends and the death of legend. The loose guitar anchors Vollebekk’s lofty vocal swings and serves as the through line that recalls the click-clack of wheels on tracks and gives way to the smooth glide of violin as it emerges from under the verse and chorus.

march mp3 roundup

All Tiny Creatures – Quickest Cut
Just…yes. Yes. Grateful to live in a city that makes music like this.

Suburban Living – Always Eyes
The 1980s LA sun never stopped radiating.

Brave Baby – Lakeside Trust
This song makes me want to dance through a barn, Kevin Bacon-style, albeit with this far superior soundtrack.

Youth Lagoon – Dropla
A march for the weird and heartbroken.

The Baptist Generals – Dog That Bit You
Let the hypnotic twang drag you down.