At The Yorker, we love to let you know which latest singles are worth trying, and which you should laugh at with genuine, unflattering derision.
Sit back, turn off the TV and read these tweet-sized reviews, covering a selection of new songs released recently.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment
Noel Gallagher fans will love this. The rest of the world will agree that, yes, he still writes a fairly good tune, and get on with their day.
George The Poet – 1,2,1,2
Finally, a song for the roadies. A minute too long, this motivation-fest trips over the cliches crowding the room. On the plus side, a nice rich cowbell.
Foxygen – Coulda Been My Love
Foxygen go all powerballad on us with their latest single. Wistful, reflective, it shouts “nostalgia” through a megaphone, but pulls it off with ease.
Calvin Harris – Slow Acid
Gone (for now) is the Calvin Harris of clubland dominance. Wondrous production, a relentless hook, this should be fantastic, but there’s not enough to it to be a classic.
TV On The Radio – Careful You
This latest glimpse into TV On The Radio’s new album leaves you entertained, but hoping there’s a little more round the corner. Comfortably good, though.
Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
Calgary-based band Viet Cong are ready. Both melodic and yet a bristling punk song, this band are exciting. Simplicity rules here, and it sounds good.
Deerhoof- Last Fad
3rd single from San Francisco-based Deerhoof’s 12th album is as madcap as ever. Avante garde, insane, whatever you call it, it sounds glorious.
Track of the week: Deerhoof – Last Fad