jam of the day

Interpol – All The Rage Back Home

For the first time since 2010 we’ve gotten a new track from New York post-punkish indie rock band, Interpol. I was really in love the sounds of their debut “Turn on the Bright Lights” (let’s be real, who wasn’t) but haven’t really given the rest of their discography much of a chance. This new single seems to be going back more to their TOTBL sound, with a little more focus on pop appeal. Either way, if you’ve missed Interpol, or haven’t heard of them, this new track is pretty good and is totally worth a shot.

Words by Jacob Richards

Wild Beasts – Mecca (Sohn Remix)

Wild Beasts released their latest album Present Tense back in February (available here). The band has coordinated remixes of their single “Mecca” from British producer SOHN and Detroit producer Juan Atkins. SOHN’s version of “Mecca” strategically places echoes of electronic elements between the perfectly-paired airy vocals of Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe.

Wild Beasts will be performing at Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, July 19th. Tune in to our Top 5 at 5 Wednesday, July 16 for your chance to win a pair of tickets (did we mention it’s sold out?????)

Words by Shelby Doyle

Tigers Jaw – Cool

Who would have guessed that I’d pick a Tigers Jaw track for Jam of the Day? Charmer, released in early June of this year, is their first full length album since 2010. I had already heard the singles, but I listened to it for the first time all the way through last week on my all too often drive from East Lansing to Sterling Heights. And then I listened to it again. And again. Cool is the first track on the album, and it’s my favorite to sing along to. I hope that it rips your heart to shreds the way it does mine ;-*

Words by Makenzie McNeill

Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough

For this week’s jam of the day I’m throwing it back to the ’13, with Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough. Not only is Dev Hynes talented in so many ways, but this album of his in 2013 rocked my world. The song itself is so catchy and reminds me that you never have to settle, as corny as that is. So in order to represent my sentimental feelings towards this album, I’m making this the Jam of the Day.

Words by Sami Leonardo

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Art School Crush

This super drunk British man at his friend’s bachelor party stumbled up to me because I was speaking in English and proceeded to slurrily discuss how awesome The Who is. Then, before being pulled away by his mates and before he puked on me, he kept telling me to check out this dude named Nnamdi. So I did, and this is a song of his. And it’s awesome.

Words by Ian Wendrow

Death Grips – Birds

Considering how Death Grips just broke up a couple days ago I’ve legitimately been struggling to come to terms with the fact that one of my favorite bands doesn’t exist anymore. One of my favorite memories of Death Grips was when I got on facebook one day after class and just saw this song posted on their facebook with the cryptic video, with absolutely no explanation. Read More…

Sales – Vow

This is a new two-piece that’s been putting out singles somewhat randomly all year. Their songs remind me slightly of Real Estate if they had a cutesy, low-toned, female vocalist. This band, SALES, just finished a tour on the east coast – some dates with Gems and Hundred Waters. Hopefully they tour more and put out a full length soon because I can’t get enough of these singles. They’re superb for relaxing and reflecting in the summertime. Check out “Renee” and “Chinese New Year” if you want to hear more smooth songs from these chill cats.


Words by Michelle Feghali

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