What We’re Listening to at Flavorpill


Yay! It’s Friday! Which means it’s time for What We’re Listening To, a weekly roundup of the tracks that have been getting the repeat treatment in our office. After the jump, ten songs that Flavorpill staffers are loving right now, along with some light commentary on why we think they’re special (we hear A LOT of music ’round here). Enjoy and feel free to leave your own recent obsessions in the comments.

1. Jason Lytle, “Yours Truly, The Commuter” You probably know him better as the head of Grandaddy (be still my stoner high-school heart!). He’s got a solo album out May 19, and just listening to these tracks on MySpace, I’m getting stoked. – Leah Taylor

2. Adron, “Airplanes” This Brooklynite channels some serious Tropicália influence, with her breezy melodies and gently cooing voice. – Cassidy Pignatello

3. Mahogany, “Supervitesse” Extended Mix Groovy atonal — yet poppy — goth rock. – Nate Hageman

4. Dearling Physique, “Brooklyn Dark” In his MySpace friends he lists the Knife. Listen to his songs on that page, and you’ll hear why… – Leah

5. Selda Bagcan, “Ince Ince” Selda is a superbadass Turkish psych/folk/rocker from the ’70s. This is pretty much her only album from her prime. “Ince Ince” puts the rad in radical. – Eli Dvorkin

6. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, “Little Girl” (feat. Julian Casablancas) Casablancas croons over cut-up guitar arpeggios and a propulsive drum beat on this instantly gratifying track from the forthcoming Dark Night of the Soul album. – Cassidy

7. Teddy Blanks, “Girlfriend in a Coma” The Music Slut is celebrating Morrissey’s 50th bday by getting their fave artists to cover a Moz/Smiths tune. Teddy was one-half of the Gaskets and does a lovely little synth-pop thing. – Leah

8. Tortoise, “Prepare Your Coffin” As if the badass track title wasn’t enough, Tortoise shows they have been doing anything but resting on their laurels with this exercise in guitar heroics. – Cassidy

9. Karl Blau, “It’s the Stars” It sounds like a lullaby. A hip, yet soft and sweet and weird lullaby. Stoked to see him at Bruar Falls on the 12th. – Leah

10. Basement Jaxx, “Raindrops” Gently plucked sitar strings make way for a pulsating tribal beat, and one of the poppiest tracks the Jaxx have ever assembled. – Cassidy