Short Cuts: The Best Songs Heard On February 23, 2018 From The Indie World

Body Talkin
Multi-talented Moses Truzman strikes again with his mix sweetness and happiness. His star has never been brighter.

Wild Year
Meanwhile…(Little Spark)
Called their tribute to Laura Palmer, you don’t have to love Twin Peaks to dig this song. It just doesn’t imitate that sound and style of Angelo Badalamenti, but let’s just say David Lynch should keep an open slot for the next soundtrack for this talented group.

Isa Mar
Summer Bummer
A voice so devastatingly good like Lianne La Havas and Lana Del Rey, there might not be anything she can’t sing. This is far from a bummer.

Sun & The Rain Men
Fall A Little Harder
From Sweden, this impressive group came about as a natural consequence of three musicians honing their craft and wanting to create indie folk pop in the same place at the same time. Remarkable and hypnotic.

Water Color Weekend
All You’ve Given
Elbow has to be an influence, and that’s a good thing. As relaxed as the best bands should be in the studio, this song never feels rushed, never a wasted note.

Julia Thomspon
Alessia Cara, Astrid S, Hailee Steinfeld, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish should be making some wiggle room for Julia. As sunny as an afternoon autumn, there’s a fierce batch of melodies here to get you to take that second, and third, and fourth listen. And fifth…

Sugar John
Dalí the Sheep
From their album, Dream Machine vs. the People Duster, and with a title like that, you know it’s going to be a little out there. Slowing down to almost a crawling ballad in the manner of shoegazers, they’ve got confidence in spades to come up with something great. They’re almost there, and this will do nicely in the meantime.