CoS Exclusive FeaturesTop Songs of the Week

Top MP3s of the Week (7/5)

on July 05, 2013, 12:02am
view all
Next

cassettes Top MP3s of the Week (7/5)

Ears still ringing from the fireworks? Hope not. This week’s handbook of sounds is a can’t miss; from several of Chicago’s finest, to a veteran’s proper return to sound, and another enviable export from Exploding in Sound. Catch it below.

10. Twin Peaks – “Irene”

Twin Peaks - 2013

Now that the Smith Westerns have pushed past 20, it seems time for a new bunch of Chicago teenagers to hit the scene with surprisingly confident and mature indie rock chops. The 19-year-olds in Twin Peaks wrap a classic pop melody in fibrous lo-fi fuzz. “Irene, would you tell me what you said,” Cadien Lake James lilts, a loping guitar figure purling at the song’s core. The chorus riff’s insistent garage tweaking is equal parts Bradford Cox and Julee Cruise’s roadhouse, a sugary, compelling tune that’ll dig into your brain in just two and a half minutes. “Irene” is another early taste of Twin Peaks’ upcoming LP, Sunken, due July 9th via Autumn Tone. –Adam Kivel

view all
Next
No comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,988 other followers