Three songs brand new to my eardrums until this week. If you haven't heard of these little gems by now get em while they're still hot!
1) The Chaconne - Dessa & Matthew SantosI might just be the last person in Mpls to hear/worship the eloquent revolution that is Margret Wander aka Dessa. In the off chance I'm not: to say you're missing out is an understatement. Her latest single, The Chaconne, with fellow Mpls native Matthew Santos, is delicately beautiful and stirring.
First a darling then a marvel
When we met I was still a young girl
But you had changed, already famous
Your name was a contagion
You were vain and hard to take
All the same, I was brave
2) Uptown GirL - K-OS
One listen to this and you won't be able to listen to bad hip hop again. (Hopefully). Combining elements of rock, funk, and rap, the Canadian-born K-OS transcends notions of time, place, and genre. Amazing.
I'm not from the ghetto
But my mama is and she's an uptown girl
I know its hard to let it go
But you've gotta stay up when you're down, girl
3)You Must Be Out of Your Mind - The Magnetic Fields
The lyrics read as the ultimate fuck-off song, but its set to such a mellow background that the paradoxical nature of it is not only amusing but creative.
You can't just go around saying stuff because it's pretty
And I no longer drink enough to think you're witty