Five for Friday

It’s been a little hectic over here - make sure you stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for news from the road with Alex Clare, Moon Taxi, Frankie Ballard, New Politics, Smallpools and Kodaline as they embark on their Ones To Watch with Skype tours. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our five favorite songs of the week for your listening pleasure. 

1. Flashed Junk Mind - Milky Chance

German folk indie duo Milky Chance have implanted themselves in the genre of musicians whose first taste of fame involved a viral YouTube hit with their catchy track “Stolen Dance.” Their latest single, “Flashed Junk Mind,” comes off the pair’s debut album, which makes its way to the U.S. on Oct. 14. 

2. “Ghosts” - Made In Heights  

Made In Heights is the collaboration of DJ and producer Sabzi and vocalist Kelsey Bulkin. The pair have self-described their sound as pop-fiction, but it also incorporates elements of hip-hop and minimalist R&B, which comes as no surprise when you take a look at Sabzi’s background with Blue Scholars and Common Market. 

3. “Goshen ‘97” - Strand of Oaks

Anyone who’s able to find a happy medium between Springsteen, post-punk grunge, and indie rock is bound to win points from us. Tim Showalter, aka Strand of Oaks, is master of finding the shining resolution from the depths of those three. 

2. “Worry” - Jack Garratt 

London producer and performer Jack Garratt has no qualms about stretching R&B to its most experimental end. Garratt dodges the heavy focus on drops that contemporary Chet Faker is so fixated on, preferring to flirt with jazz and deeper experimentation with electronic melodies. 

1. “Letting Go” Ben Sollee (Thomas Jack Remix)

The definitive DJ of tropical house, Thomas Jack, caught our attention with his breathy, paradisical remix of cellist Ben Sollee’s “Letting Go.” Grab a free download above.