Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013 22:10
Music Listeners. Welcome back to Holy Cross, and welcome to a new feature in The Crusader. I’ll have weekly playlists to amplify your weekend. This will act as a call to all iPods, all Easy Street speaker system set-ups, and all work out playlists. Respect your ears! Try new tunes! Challenge your peers to mix the alternative into your poppy playlists! Music is choice and choice is life, so buckle up, sift the intranetz and check thiz out.
Welcome back, alums! New friends and old friends listen thus:
1.“Tennis Court” by Lorde
Move over, “Royals”-- I’m over you. ****For extra funky jam status/hipster points, try the cover of this song by The Kite String Tangle. Stripped down but equally as rad-aculous. Speaking of Lorde, check out the new mash-up of “Royals” with “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. called (appropriately), “Royal Planes” by DJ Amos Wellings on SoundCloud.
2. “Come Walk with Me” by M.I.A.
Speaking of M.I.A., she has a new album enroute, and this leaked single is delicious. Starting off tame, the track has M.I.A.’s typical whiney, battle cry, power woman vibe. Then it speeds and scrambles in all directions, creating her typical (and rad) world sound.
3. “Falling” by Haim
Meet Haim. L.A. based and new on my scene with the release of their new album, “Days are Gone”. They’re just really cool and I’d like to be one of them, please.
4. “All Night” by Icona Pop
Calling all “I Love It” fans. This fabulous pair of Swedish soul sisters has been around for a while now, and it’s time to listen up further. Their whole album
is faboosh, but “Girlfriend” and this peppy track are the bee’s knees. Check out the super well-done video for it that celebrates Vogueing Ball culture.
5. “The Fox” by Ylvis
It has arrived, Holy Cross. Is this the new “Call Me Maybe”? “Friday”? Youtube sensation turned sing along glory… if you can… yip yip yip yip yiiiiip yep yep.
6. “This is Not Meth” by Flex Cop
***THE CRUSADER DOES NOT SUPPORT METHAMPHETAMINES*** This is a super funky jam that samples Walter White, shout out to the “Breaking Bad” watchers out there, this too shall pass!