Sound Sunday returns to a more mainstream music genre this week. Pop, however, comes in all kinds of different flavors, as this week’s edition will serve to prove. From indie rock to shoegazing, and ambient electronic, pop mixes well with almost any genre.
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Single: Farewell Flight – Corinth
Genre: alternative, indie, pop, rock
From the album page: “[This song] is based mainly on 1 Corinthians 13, which is a popular chapter from the Bible that people often quote at weddings. The way Love is described in that chapter really strikes a chord within me. The chorus is a paraphrasing of something Jesus once said about loving as you yourself would want to be loved. (…) I think that pretty much anyone from and faith or even those without faith in a religion can find value in that idea: treating others the way you would want to be treated. However, my favorite line is the “Love by intention” part. I think it’s easier to act good towards others than to choose to always have true intent in your kindness.”
Corinth is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: SONICOLOR! – The Nashville EP
Genre: indie, pop, electroacoustic, ambient, surf pop
From the album page: “This album just came about kind of suddenly. It’s a collection of five songs that really just explore me finding myself and evolving even further as a musician. I’m exploring new themes, new feelings and new sounds. I hope you’ll enjoy this EP as much as I enjoyed making it!”
The Nashville EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Cherry Embers – Fueled By Fire
Genre: ambient, pop, shoegazing
From his Facebook page: “Cherry Embers is an ambitious Dream Pop musical output that aims not to look at the horizon, but to see what’s past it. The songs are filled with lush atmosphere, haunting ambience, and ocean-like depth.”
Fueled By Fire is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Venice – The Cover Sessions
Genre: electronic, pop, covers
Venice was a five piece pop band from the UK that disbanded in January this year. What is left over is this free covers album from April 2012.
The Cover Sessions is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Tom Kline – Vintage Loneliness
Genre: alternative, indie, pop
From Tom’s Bandcamp profile: “Having done his time in the Melbourne band rooms, Tom Kline has garnered a reputation for silencing noisy crowds with his unique voice and highly evocative lyrics. His rare and expressive abilities on the guitar and piano only serve as an accompaniment to a formidable voice capable of sending shivers down your spine.”
Vintage Loneliness is a free download from Bandcamp.
The Free French – It’s Not Me, It’s You
The Free French was a music project by Rhodri Marsden, a London-based writer and musician. From his Twitter profile: “The audial essence of pure black evil. I write for The Independent & play in Scritti Politti. Used to be moderately funny once.”
It’s Not Me, It’s You is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Boer Polar – août
Genre: electronic, ambient, pop
Boer Polar is an electronic pop music composer from Spain.
août is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Hallo…I Love You! – #06
Genre: electronic, pop, punk, rock
From their Facebook page: “Christopher and Robert decided to make Christopher’s songs into fun-joyous and entertaining pop songs that people could dance to.” From the album page: “The songs were mostly written by Christopher McIntosh with the help of both Robert and Andrew Donovan and we roped Annamarie Owens to come and splash her lovely voice across them.”
#06 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Juan Garcia – Freestyle
Genre: electronic, pop
Juan Garcia is an electronic music artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Freestyle is a free download from Bandcamp.
Aviators – Equestrian Revolution III
Genre: electronic, pop, rock, remix
From the album page: “Equestrian Revolution III is the third in the trilogy of my brony remix albums. It includes remixes of songs from MLP and brony artists, and best of all, it’s free!”
Equestrian Revolution III is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Freedom Fry – Summer In The City
Genre: alternative, indie, pop, remix
From their Bandcamp profile: “The equation is simple – One French girl + one American guy = the band Freedom Fry. To be more exact, the duo is that of Parisian born Marie Seyrat and New York City’s Bruce Driscoll. Let The Games Begin, their debut EP, is a collection of 5 songs featuring a minimalistic sound of driving beats combined with various organic instrumentation.”
Summer In The City Remix EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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