By the Punk Out Team
We love music. We know you love music as well. Every week on our internal team page, the Punk Out team shares our favorite songs of the week. We thought we should share our choices with you as well! So take a listen to some of our favorite songs from the past week and let us know some of yours.
Mumford & Sons - "There Will Be Time"
I’m dying to listen to the mini album, “Johannesburg” by Mumford and Sons. This is a result of their trip to South Africa and to combine Irish elements with South African influence is incredible to listen to through the single, “There Will Be Time.” I already know that this song will be played at my wedding, I love it that much. Mumford’s patent sound tied together with Baaba Maal’s uplifting voice and sprinkled with The Very Best’s jazzy/hip hop touches will surely make for this mini album to have it’s listeners in awe as Lil’ Sebastian is to Pawnee.
- Heather Glock
Jaga Jazzist - "Oban"
This group has a new single imminent, but I'm not sure when because they're based in Norway and I can't find a U.S. release date yet. Prog, math-rocky electronic jazz using some unusual instruments. And the drummer is a beast.
- Ashley Hirt
Betty Who - "I Love You Always Forever"
While not a proper single, Betty Who, who has flawlessly cornered the market on the 80's dance party sound, has returned with a cover of Donna Lewis' 1996 "I Love You Always Forever". With glittery, Imogen Heap moments sprinkled throughout, if the track is any indication of where Who is headed, she's bound to take over the world.
Maren Morris - "Rich"
Maren Morris is bringing back all the grit and honesty that country music has so long been lacking. I'm not a big fan of the genre, but when artists like her spring onto the scene I can't help but fall in love. Plus, the way she talks, swears, and generally doesn't give a crap is way too cool. Her new album dropped today, and I'm dying to give it a spin when I get back home.
- Emillie Marvel
Tegan and Sara - "Boyfriend"
“You treat me like your boyfriend, and trust me like a very best friend.” Sara Quinn sings with a patronizingly sassy but undeniably hurt air on her and her sister’s, Tegan’s, new single, “Boyfriend.” The single is a blatantly biting referendum on a frustrating feeling many in the LGBT+ community can relate to: having to hand-hold a significant other through the awkward “coming out” years.
- Michael McCarron
Silent Planet - "Panic Room"
If there is one new band you discover this entire year, it has to be Silent Planet. The first single off their upcoming album, titled "Panic Room," is based on the story of a real person they know who is dealing with PTSD. The singer has a way of conveying emotion through his singing that not many other metalcore bands can do right now. Everything they have ever written is worth checking out, but 'Everything Was Sound' is on a level that no other band is at right now.
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