The Weekly Spread #12
Featuring ROREY, Samia, Whose Rules, and more
This is The Weekly Spread, a roundup of some of our favorite new music in and around the indie scene. Always on Fridays, always free, it’s the bread and butter of Bread and Butter (lol).
Hi there! Coming to you late in the day with four new bops before signing off for the weekend - it’s my birthday tomorrow and Eddie and I are getting out of Brooklyn to celebrate. Just like we did for his birthday two weeks ago, tomorrow morning we’ll be sending out a playlist with some of my all-time favorite songs. Be sure to let us know who has better taste! (jk, I know it’s me)
Hope you enjoy and see you next week!
ROREY - Nobody
Thrashing guitar and dreamy vocals juxtapose beautifully on “Nobody,” the latest single from NYC-based singer/songwriter ROREY. “Nobody” is loud in all the right ways; head-thrashing percussion and a mid-tempo beat evoke 90s grunge vibes, while ROREY’s sultry vocal paired with the immersive production add depth and emotion to the noise. Spacey synths and background chatter in the bridge start small and then swell to cathartic release in the final chorus, making for a satisfying and hypnotic listening experience from beginning to end. Listen to “Nobody” in headphones to lose yourself in the music or play it loud for your own personal dance party — it’s a perfect song for either.
Samia - Charm You
“Charm You,” the second track on Samia’s sophomore LP, is reminiscent of shimmering 90s sunshine rock — Sixpence None the Richer meets feel-good teen movie soundtrack meets signature Samia ballad. Immediately, the opening acoustic guitar strum sets a hopeful tone. Then Samia begins to sing about outdoor malls and Kesha songs, the bopping percussion injects some energy into the arrangement, and suddenly you’re basking in nostalgia, transported to carefree summers past. “I don’t want to charm anyone this time,” Samia sings in the chorus, but unfortunately for her, this song is as charming as they come. The catchy melody will make you feel like you’re having your own movie moment and you will love every minute of it. Listen to Honey in its entirety here and be prepared to get in your feels.
Whose Rules - I Don’t Care
Norwegian singer/songwriter/producer Whose Rules has given us “I Don’t Care,” the third single off his upcoming LP. “I Don’t Care” is a breezy yet moody bop that will enchant listeners with its easygoing melody and memorable hooks. Experimental synths pair with the steady strum of an acoustic to create a dreamlike effect; listening feels like gliding forward on a hazy path, encouraged by pulsing percussion and shimmering soundscapes. Whimsical synths, horns, and chimes add color to the song’s darker, more melancholic moments. Paired with Whose Rules’ soft, dusky vocal, “I Don’t Care” becomes a catchy and strange anthem with a laid-back vibe that perfectly embodies the song title. Whose Rules’ debut LP, Hasler, comes out February 22. Watch the vibey music video for “I Don’t Care” here.
Mac DeMarco - Gualala
Groovy serenity — that’s how I’d describe Mac DeMarco’s new ambient album, Five Easy Hot Dogs. If you’re a Mac DeMarco fan but not usually a fan of ambient music, this album is still a can’t-miss release. It encapsulates everything you love about Mac DeMarco's music — laid-back, contemplative, low-fi — but in a more stream-of-consciousness style. The shimmering tracks range from groovy to woozy, though they all feel like staring at the ocean during golden hour. I chose “Gualala” for Bread & Butter because it’s the first song on an album that is best experienced front-to-back. Apparently written on a solo road trip across the country, listening to the album feels like sitting in the passenger seat with the window down, breathing in the fresh air while Mac guides you through his creative process. Also great for getting in the groove while working!
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All songs from every issue of The Weekly Spread in one playlist: