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Discover New Music May 2017

I assign three ratings based on a critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. My top selections will show a gold star ★.  My other recommended new releases will be marked by a silver star ★ or bronze star ★. The tracks are listed in order of recommendation. Only the top tracks make The Short List. Find all the listenable tracks on The Long List.


Apple Music May 2017 Short List
Apple Music May 2017 Long List
Spotify May 2017 Short List
Spotify May 2017 Long List


No Shape Perfume Genius – No Shape

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • Washington
  • Slip Away, Just Like Love, Go Ahead, Sides, Valley, Die 4 You, Wreath, Every Night, Run Me Through, Alan, Otherside


Slowdive★ Slowdive – Slowdive

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Shoegaze, Dream Pop
  • England
  • Sugar for the Pill, Star Roving, Slomo, No Longer Making Time, Don’t Know Why, Falling Ashes


This Old Dog Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

  • Pop/Rock Singer-Songwriter
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • This Old Dog, My Old Man, one More Love Song, On The Level, Baby You’re Out, For the First Time, Still Beating, Watching Him Fade Away, A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes


Compassion Forest Swords – Compassion

  • Experimental Electronic
  • England
  • The Highest Flood, Panic, Raw Language, Knife Edge, War It, Vandalism, Exalter


After Happy Paramore – After Laughter

  • Pop/Rock Indie, Emo
  • Tennessee
  • Hard Times, Told You So, Rose-Colored Boy, Fake Happy, Idle Worship, Forgiveness, Grudges, Pool, Caught In The Middle


Joan Shelley★ Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley

  • Pop/Rock Folk
  • Kentucky
  • Wild Indifference, Where I’ll Find You, We’d Be Home, The Push and Pull


Real High Nite Jewel – Real High

  • Electronic, Alternative R&B
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 2 Good 2 Be True, The Answer, Had to Let Me Go, In the Nite


Green Twins Nick Hakim – Green Twins

  • Alternative R&B
  • Washington D.C.; Brooklyn, New York
  • Bet She Looks Like You, Green Twins, Roller Skates, Cuffed


The Witch Pumarosa – The Witch

  • Pop/Rock Indie
  • London, England
  • Priestess, Priestess (Shura Remix), Honey, Dragonfly



  • I have 2016 music recommendations for you! Jan-Feb 2016 Short List Apple Music Playlist Jan-Feb 2016 Short List Spotify Playlist ~ Savages - Adore Life Pop/Rock Indie, Post-Punk Revival London, England Adore, The Answer, TIWYG ~ ~ The Jezabels - Synthia Pop/Rock Indie Sydney, Australia Pleasure Drive, Come Alive ~ ~ School of Seven Bells - SVIIB Electronic, Dream Pop New York, NY Open Your Eyes, Ablaze ~ ~ Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow Pop/Rock Indie Austin, TX Quiet Americans ~ ~ The London Suede - Night Thoughts Pop/Rock Indie London, England Outsiders ~ ~ Junior Boys - Big Black Coat Electronic, Synth Pop Ontario, Canada Over It ~ ~ Cross Record - Wabi-Sabi Pop/Rock Experimental Texas High Rise, Steady Waves ~ ~ Daughter - Not To Disappear Pop/Rock Folk London, England Doing The Right Thing, Numbers ~ ~ NZCA Lines - Infinite Summer Electronic, Synth Pop London, England Two Hearts, Infinite Summer ~ ~ Basia Bulat - Good Advice Pop/Rock Folk Toronto, Canada Fool, La La Lie, Infamous ~ ~ Chairlift - Moth Electronic, Synth Pop Boulder, CO and Brooklyn, NY Moth to the Flame, Ch-Ching ~ ~ Wild Nothing - Life of Pause Pop/Rock Indie, Dream Pop Virginia TV Queen, Life of Pause, To Know You ~ ~ Animal Collective - Painting With Pop/Rock Indie, Experimental Rock Baltimore, MD FloriDada ~ ~ Cavern of Anti-Matter -  void beats/invocation trex Experimental Electronic, ambient Berlin, Germany liquid gate ~ ~ Quilt - Plaza Pop/Rock Folk, Psychedelia Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY Roller ~ ~ Sia - This Is Acting Pop/Rock Dance Australia Bird Set Free, Alive, Cheap Thrills ~ ~ Ra Ra Riot -  Need Your Light Pop/Rock Indie, Chamber Pop Syracuse, NY Foreign Lovers, Water, Absolutely   ~  

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