Short Cuts: The Best Songs Heard On February 18, 2018 From The Indie World

GEO
Mágica (feat. Caro Pierotto)
Growing up, GEO wasn’t really surrounded by a whole lot of “world” music until he started listening to and playing a lot of jazz. He brings his own unique personality to this bossa, samba, and salsa-tinged-flavoured track.

Justin 3
Tonight We Are Lovers
A captivating rock track perfect for those romantic first – or last – dances chalked full of lushly textured moments.

Mom & Bear
My Will To End You
Behind Mom & Bear is songwriter and producer Jens Rahbek Johansen and he takes control of his second single with a powerful and alt.rock composition.

mild surprise
Letter From Your Past
Spooky stuff, like a crucial scene from a David Lynch film or your own psychological thriller going on in your own head late at night. It marches on.

Champion Electric
Squid
If you’ve been missing MGMT, this group will glamorously take the lead here. With the studio as their playground, they’re far from even reaching their full potential, and, amazingly, this is going to give him a running start to success.

Cedar House
Jilted Lover

The basic assumptions about Americana aren’t in play here, as there’s influences from Jason Isbell and The Civil Wars but it rivals The National and My Morning Jacket’s fuller sound, too. Vintage and modern, all at the same time.

Lex Rex and the Dragons
Trigger
Between the two scoops of Hip-Hop and the turnaround to Pop/Synth, you’ll want more of this as soon as the song ends.

outsideOUTSIDE
Habits
An astonishing trip to the chaos of the world, but with the vibe of The Chainsmokers as your soundtrack.

neek
let her go
For fans of Jessie Ware, Billie Eilish, and FKA Twigs, the LA-based producer and performer is back with this intimate and aching ode to unexplained rejection.

Praa
Do It All Again
Her uncanny ability to turn the song with a lush arrangement with an elegant vocal into one with a side of dancefloor with cinematographic Northern soul is no easy feat. She does it here with ease.

Those Wicked Hours
West
One for the headphones. The song was was meant to be about the gold rush in the mid 1800s. As the song evolved, the west was seen in a broader sense and became more a place of nostalgia rather than a geographic location. Love it and let it wash over you.