Can we just talk about how hot these three singles are? These guys have been around for around ten years and seem to have a pretty big following in their homeland of Australia (Pong) so they’re not exactly new, but they straight up firework exploded onto my radar with this first song ‘Shelf Life’- song of the year so far, easy.
What’s even going on here, I feel like I just spent a full calendar year on the dancefloor and when I finally left I was older and no longer on my parents health insurance and now had bills to pay and maybe my first gray hair. I’m straight dancing at my computer right now son. Song is making me feel like a 9 year old at Leaps and Bounds (Chi town stand up) who just tried coffee for the first time.
Then we’ve got this track, Dominos.
Like who even are these guys? I’m gonna need the whole crew to roll through LA ASAP and so I can finally reach my penultimate moment where my brain explodes on the dancefloor like that Andy Samberg SNL sketch with the DJ.
Compared to their older stuff, I’m getting the feeling that these new songs are a little less warm and touching and instead pack a DGAF edge over some sharper and shinier backing tracks. I can’t see these guys staying under the radar in the US for much longer, these singles are amazing.
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‘Burning Accidents’ – Kate Davis
This snuck up behind me in public and put its dirty hands over my eyes and asked me to guess who it was, and I, a little pissed off, guessed it was an old work acquaintance or person I had one class with in high school who had no business touching my face. I was wrong, it ended up being an AWESOME and totally original album that I instantly fell in love with. It’s sad girl music (something UndercoverSadGirl would listen to) but with almost a bit of a pop punk flavor to it, like if you sprinkled some Wavves onto a sad girl music cake. Anyways this instantly became one of my favorite albums of the year and I highly recommend.
‘スイート Sweet’ – SebastiAn, Loota
Allow me to translate that Japanese for you since I happen to speak Japanese, it says… Sweet. Sui-to to be exact. You’re welcome. This whole album from the veteran French producer was awesome, some serious grooves and paint peeling synths.
‘Sunrise’ – Alice Ivy, Cadence Weapon
It’s the kind of song you could put on loop and you’d never realize you;d been listening for an hour straight, a dreamy jam from Australian Alive Ivy and Canadian Cadence Weapon.
But TLDR it’s one of the best albums of the decade and a true accomplishment in every way, so if you can’t tell I liked it a lot. It somehow meets in the middle of harsh and beautifully raw/emotional, and we are here for it.
My two other favorites on the album are Home With You and Cellophane, which are both also tracks that sound like they couldn’t have possibly come from this planet. I love.
‘I Used To’ – imbi the girl, SUPEREGO
Alrighty roo well this one actually came out a few months ago, but I heard it and fell in love with it immediately and had to include. Yeah, like I’m going to listen to a song on repeat all week and not include it because of a fEw MoNtHs. Get over yourself. Plus, the album is coming out very soon and the people of Indie Pong nEeD 2 kNoW!
I am beside myself excited for this album —–ALERT! LIVE EDIT——– This album actually literally just came out 5 hours ago in Australia, but I can’t listen yet because it’s not out until tomorrow in America. Here is the link, let’s check it out together! Teamwork!
‘DICTATOR’ – REI AMI
This is badass. Rei Ami is badass. Not here to mess around. And then all of the sudden it’s warm and comforting. Really like this one from the Korean-American new force on the scene.
‘Fox’ – Dogleg
Dude this song goes so hard. Michigan band, I’m guessing extremely underrated because I can’t find much on them online. Can’t wait for more.
Also, I had never heard this but I guess a dogleg is something bends like a dogleg, not necessarily the literal leg of a dog. Does it matter? Well the next time you’re at autozone and one of your friends asks you to ‘hand them the dogleg’ do you want to look like a dumbass? That’s what I thought.
‘Another Day’ – #1 Dads
How’d you like that Dogleg->#1 Dads transition, you like? Nice, thanks. This song is mad chill, like when you just had a crazy time camping with your friends (marshmallows, speakers, dance marathon, lots of coffee to stay awake for the dance marathon, pillow fight, etc.) and you need a chill song to put on repeat a few times on your drive back to reflect on the crazy night you just had. P.S. I don’t really go camping.
‘Back To Love’ – Vanessa Amorosi
Oh yeah, power ballad time. This is like the opposite of the above camping scenario, in this scenario you just quit your job and used credit cards to piece together the funds to buy a red Corvette convertible and you stand up while your best friend who also just did that (but it’s a little different, because she had been planning on leaving her job for a while and had been saving money for the occasion so didn’t have to get any credit cards) and you stand up and let your hair blow in the wind and scream as loud as you can because sometimes you have to just do something crazy.
‘Honeybird’ – Andras
Banger from Australian producer Andras. P.S. All of the last three artists are Australian. I guess all I listen to is Australian music. So be it, the Australians are making the best music! Album comes out in January 2020.