(31) Days of Good//12.7.17

Though technically not the lead-off track, the title track from the electronic duo’s third album is spectacular and the perfect way to kick things off — a dazzling and colorful combination of sounds that build and builds. This is one of those songs that I can’t help but turn the volume up and it always seems to give me the chills. Do yourself a favor and listen to “Intro” (a monologue from the 2011 film, Another Earth) and “A Moment Apart” together. They really should just be combined into one track in my opinion.

ODESZA – A Moment Apart [from A Moment Apart]
[odesza.com]

 

Absolutely stunning. If you’re a fan of artists like Nils Frahm and Max Richter, this is going to be right up your alley.

From The Mouth of The Sun – Light Blooms in Hollow Space [from Hymn Binding]
[ftmots.bandcamp.com]

 

“As a woman, 30 is the age you’re taught to fear” says The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman. “When you’re 25 you picture it like falling off the edge of a cliff into some amorphous, bisected destiny — one path being children and suburbia and the other some sort of cartoonish loneliness.” Lindeman says she wrote this song about the precise moment when “joy [is] on the cusp of despair.”

The Weather Station – Thirty [from The Weather Station]
[theweatherstation.net]

 

Alvvays’ sophomore effort was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. With that said, I’m extremely happy to report that the Canadian indie pop quintet did not disappoint. “Dreams Tonite” is an alluring new wave ballad that highlights frontwoman Molly Rankin’s stunning vocals and could easily be pulled from your favorite 80s coming-of-age flick. “If I saw you on the street, would I have you in my dreams tonight?” might be one of the best lines of all time.

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite [from Antisocialites]
[alvvays.com]

 

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