The Kinetics – Yank Me Out of Neutral

I don’t know if I can take it, and I knew there was a reason I wore a Star Wars shirt today. My subconscious mind knew I’d stumble across this pop gem of a song and video that features a guitar playing skater Chewbacca.

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i don’t speak french – Shiny Metal Paper Bills

You know I am always excited when Stranded Mermaid releases new material, and I have begun to get equally excited when they release material with their other band, i don’t speak french.  Though different from their work with Stranded Mermaid it is equally as awesome.  Their new release features a great mixture of funk and soul and will have you humming the tune in your head as soon as you hear it.  I have said it before and I will repeat it again…these are some talented Swedes who continue to impress me with their great tunes!

R.A.B.B.I.I – Hang Us High

With the departure of the Knife, I have been searching high and low for a replacement. R.A.B.B.I.I seems to be just the perfect fit of intriguing vocals with a nice rhythmic, exotic synth beat.  I’m taken back into a moment similar to when I first heard the Knife’s “Marble House.”

So after quite a hiatus, electronic synth pop Friday is back with a delightful synth driven melody for you.  Hopefully the tune can get you through this gloomy Friday and we get whisked away into a dreamy weekend.

Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

Sometimes you need a night out with your friend to listen to some slow, folky, peaceful music the night before you go to see Refused.  So this week, I get a huge dose of Swede sweetness from Tallest Man on Earth and Refused.

Tonight me and my lovely concert buddy Anna will be taking a hike up to one of my favorite theaters in New York, Beacon Theatre to see Tallest Man on Earth.  Below is the first track from his first album release since 2012.  I can’t wait to sit back, relax and take in the peaceful renderings of Tallest Man on Earth.