Thursday’s Five at 5 served up hot. Tune in.
The Indiecision Five at 5 is our attempt at sharing our musical tastes with you, and showcasing music from around the world. Each weekday at 5pm sharp, one NH7 writer or staffer will bring you five songs he/she is listening to on the day. Today, contributing writer Ritwik Deshpande spins his five. Check it.
5. Autre Ne Veut – ‘Play By Play’
It’d be safe to say we’re living in a post-Weeknd world. Indie R&B is officially a thing. Autre Ne Veut is just one of the many proponents to have surfaced thanks to Pitchfork approval. Autre Ne Veut is one Arthur Ashin from Brooklyn and the first half of his new album Anxiety is excellent. ‘Play By Play’ is track one, and Ashin couldn’t have found a better way to start his album.
4. Suffocation – ‘As Grace Descends’
Have Long Island living legends Suffocation ever dropped a bad album? In the year 1991, they systematically pulverized all that had come before with Effigy Of The Forgotten. They’ve been going strong since. Once again, they turn the world into their stomping ground on new single ‘As Grace Descends’. The track doesn’t to as much do further the band’s legacy as it does to cement it. It proves why more than two decades after setting new standards, Suffocation still remain the kings of death metal.
3. Flume – ‘Left Alone’ ft. Chet Faker
(Hypothetical) god bless cereal boxes! It’s been said and re-said in multiple interviews that Sydney producer Flume first considered making music after discovering a music-making program that came free with Nutri-Grain. Said box of Nutri-Grain is ultimately responsible for the track that toppled One Direction off the iTunes chart in Australia, but this track isn’t it. Said box of Nutri-Grain is responsible for this track as well, which is a far superior album cut. Here, Flume attempts to make indie R&B. He succeeds.
2. Rhye – ‘Open’
Another Pitchfork approved indie R&B soon-to-be-staple. I have no idea what this album sounds like because I haven’t gone beyond the first track. That’s because I can’t go beyond the first track. I end up hitting repeat subconsciously. Even when I don’t intend to.
1. Starkey – ‘Command’
So good. Just so fucking good.
Check out previous editions of Five at 5 here, and stay tuned for more picks from NH7, Monday through Friday.