The Weeklys | July 16th
Vinyl Revival's Weekly's, our picks for this week of listening...
Childish Gambino – ‘Summertime Magic’
Childish Gambino is becoming quite the chameleon. From his early bouncy-rap days, to funkadelic RnB and now straight-up pop, the Donald Glover project has covered some serious ground. While ‘Summertime Magic’ – forming half of the Summer Pack – isn’t as ground-breaking as ‘This Is America’ or immediate as ‘Redbone’, it’s a nice, aptly-named little bop. Shame it’s winter in Melbourne.
Ty Segall & White Fence – ‘Body Behaviour’
Joy – out this Friday – is one of Vinyl Revival’s most anticipated releases for the remainder of 2018, and ‘Body Behaviour’ proves why. Ty Segall and White Fence show that acoustic guitar can cause a racket and dominate the electric version as it pierces in and out during this quick burner. It’s a rollicking piece of garage-rock.
The Internet – ‘La Di Da’
The Internet’s fourth record, Hive Mind, is the highly anticipated follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Ego Death. ‘La Di Da’, the third instalment of the album, and follows on from ‘Roll’ and ‘Come Over’. Though they’ve lent more on guitar in the band’s previous releases, this is yet another funky track from the Californian band.
Channel Tres – ‘Jet Black’
After announcing an Australian tour last week, house rapper Channel Tres dropped the irresistible ‘Jet Black’. Though beginning with synth over gritty percussion, the track builds into an effortlessly danceable tune thanks to some catchy vocal sampling. The Compton native’s debut EP arrives on July 27. Hyped for more.
Running Touch – ‘My Hands’
Since 2016, the enigmatic Melbourne artist has been producing catchy electro-pop shrouded in mystique. ‘My Hands’ is Running Touch’s first track this year and yet another example of his finesse with infectious melodies. Leading with cool piano notes, the track builds into a sexy ballad concluded by sparing guitar riffs. It’s a freak in the sheets.