The top mp3s have gone through many incarnations since the beginning of Consequence of Sound in 2007. What used to be an exhaustive roundup of all the singles, remixes, covers, and undiscovered gems emailed to us any given week evolved into a compilation whittled down to our 10 favorite new songs. For 2013, we’re again changing up the format with the hope of giving our selections some added weight. We’re still posting about our 10 favorite songs, but they’ll be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who takes home #1 this week? You’ll have to click ‘Next’ to find out.
10. Black Bug – “Threads”
Black Bug may hail from “the bowels of the Swedish underground” and currently work out of Bordeaux, France, but the gothy synth-punk of “Threads” comes from someplace much darker. “We’re losing our heads,” frontwoman Lily moans repeatedly, the retro synths thumping out a haunted house heartbeat. Shivering high-end pierces through the black veil, leaving the fuzzy punk rhythm that dominates much of their music behind. The track comes from the duo’s new LP, Reflecting the Light, due March 26th courtesy of Hozac Records. -Adam Kivel