Short Cuts: The Best Songs Heard On February 10, 2018 From The Indie World

Andy OK
Remembering You
The words from performer to fan: ” I remember when you were coming to my shows I was playing for you, darling, and you, alone.” Not sure if he ever saw again, but he got a great song out of it, which is even better to musicians.

Egg Shells
Passionate and incredibly catchy, you’ll be excused if you go hunting for their other releases immediately and starting to sing along after a few listens to their recent album. It’s ok. I did.

Ryan Dunlap
It’s Late
From Perrysburg, OH, there’s a lot going on in this grab-bag of jumpy, rootsy rock, and if Dave Matthews ever needs an opening act, this is your guy. He might just take a lot of his fans with him, too.

Simple Forces
One More Time
The namesake of bassist Chuck Cote, the track injects you with a massive shot of pure rock with roaring guitars and killer hooks all the way through. If this came out in the 90s, it would be huge. Today, there’s still a shot for success. Don’t bet against him.

The Sweetest Love
Perth Singer/Songwriter, Amanda Canzurlo, who has long performed under the pseudonym of Bloom, is set to release her new single just in time for Valentines Day. You might think that all that needs to be said about love has been sung, but this is your new definitive start to the romanitic holiday.

Kent Besocke
California Arrow
With his cowboy hat set to rocker, he’s got an engaging style of songwriting. Worthy of your attention if you love that classic Americana sound.

Heart XO
How I Feel
Deisnged to showcase the great variety of his flows, all of them downright cool.

Crane Song
Ten years ago Daniel and Jordan of Toledo were 12 years old, separately busking in a small port town in northeast Massachusetts. They have have bought a really great record collection with their new-found money, because they definitely learnt from the greats of Radiohead, Nick Drake and Feist. Ladies and gentlemen, you are now floating into space.

Silver Lining
From London, United Kingdom, the rapper sends along his single, produced by Keith Classiq. He goes into places others would never even seek.

Vargas & Lagola
The dynamic duo have gone from successful solo artists to Swedish Grammy-winning songwriters and producers. With prior writing credits as varied as Madonna, David Guetta, Avicii and Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Katy Perry, Sia and Swedish House Mafia, they’ve kept the best thing they’ve written to themselves. Smart move.

Adam Gross
Energy (feat. Mat Layton)
Go on and put this one when you’re having a bad day. On a good day. Either way, you’ll be grinning when you hear lines like Today’s the best day / Tomorrow’s better / That’s all inside of you / So let it shine through.

Not Your Friend
The latest single from new Barsuk Records artist that teeters on exploding into choas if you just took hold of the guitars, but gets to the steady walk into the void. Fans of R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People’s genius should best seek this out.