Though Eric Berglund has a history of making boisterous, Balearic-inspired pop music, "WONDERLAND" may be his most purely joyous track yet. With a lively rhythm that recalls a bouncy house on acid, the song's sugary beats are dangerously delicious.
St. Vincent continues to roll out tastes of her new, self-titled album, and "Digital Witness" is the latest. With a funky, brass-funk stomp and slick, disco chorus, it's more perfect pop from the ever-evolving songstress.
"Time to Say Goodbye (Con te Partirò)"
Leave it to Vampire Weekend to cover a timeless Italian love song and make it sound new again. The NYC indie rockers re-interpret the track with a reggae-leaning beat but leave the gorgeous melody intact. Perhaps most surprising is Ezra's Italian, which — though we're no experts — sounds more than passable.
You Blew It!
Whether or not you think talk of an #emorevival is completely silly (it probably is), You Blew It! has enough chops and pathos to make us consider turning in our round tortoiseshells for some matte-black Cuomos. "House Address" is an emotional ride that makes us want to break out our old Saves The Day records.
"Pulsing (feat. Nina K.)"
Tomas Barfod has a preternatural ability for constructing light-as-air pop. (2012's Salton Sea was a favorite record of that year.) "Pulsing," featuring Swedish singer Nina Kinert, who also helped on "November Skies," proves that he's still got it.