“New Skin” – Torres
A song I absolutely fell in love with back in February. This was part of Weathervane Records’ Shaking Through project, in which they document the entire creative process as a song is written and recorded. For this, they took Torres, Mackenzie Scott’s stage name, and added two members of The War On Drugs (Adam Granduciel and David Hartley), Sharon Van Etten, and Chris Wilson of Ted Leo & The Parmacists.
The result is a haunting song that recalls some of Van Etten’s finest works in its slow build and dramatic finish.
Oh, and bonus points for having a line about Kansas City!
The darkness fears
What darkness knows
But if you’ve never known the darkness
Then you’re the one who fears the most
20 – “Black And White” – Parquet Courts
19 – “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” – School Of Seven Bells
18 – “We Only Come Out At Night” – Sugar Stems
17 – “Too True To Be Good” – Dum Dum Girls
16 – “Milwaukee” – The Both