Hear Me Out: Records to Stream January 2018

New Year, new music, and a wave of articles detailing the New Year’s biggest releases, courtesy of every music publication known to man. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the plethora of lists that give you very little detail aside from an anticipated release date. That’s not what Hear Me Out is all about, after all, you’re probably already frothing in anticipation for the major releases this year. Once a month, come check out Hear Me Out, for details on a couple records that are set to fly just below the radar.

Porches – The House

Alright, be forewarned, unless you enjoy healthy doses of electronic music mixed into your indie selection, Porches might not be for you. Even if that sounds like you, give his latest single “Find Me” a quick listen, the production is outstanding, and if there’s ever been a “grower” it’s this song. The cut is absolutely infectious, and after a couple listens you won’t be able to get those synths out of your head.

In contrast the other single off The House is something off kilter for the group. “Country” is an earnest, slow love song reminiscent of Bon Iver, demonstrating a growing versatility for Porches.

Mark January 19th down in your calendar, “The House” is going to be a game changer.

Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Ty Segall is one of those one in a million artists that can absolutely slay, in any genre. The multi-instrumentalist effortlessly drifts through a multitude of sounds, including country rock, glam, hardcore punk, and psychedelic rock. Unlike 90% of artists who attempt to constantly hop from style to style Segall performance remains masterful.

For whatever reason Segall remains on the cusp, while similar contemporaries King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, and Mac Demarco have soared to indie stardom. Judging by the first single “Lady’s on Fire” off his new record Freedom’s Goblin, Segall might be making the jump to household name this year. Stay ahead of the pack, stream Freedom’s Goblin on January 26th.

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