I love “best of” lists. But I hate waiting until the end of the year for them. Hence my new monthly feature “What Did You Listen To?” Leave a comment and let me know what you listened to this month. Here are few of my favorite releases from November 2017:
Kingslynn – Into the White LightWhat Did You Listen to? – November 2017
Into the White Light is the debut album from the indie pop band from Miami, FL. After two EPs, Kingslynn has hit their stride with this album of 80’s influenced synth-pop. If you’re a fan of Kye Kye or The Ember Days you’ll want to check this album out.
Favorite songs: “Give It Up,” “Without You,” “Hideout”
Eleventyseven – Rad Science
eleventyseven is alive! I’ve been spinning the Rad Science CD in my car all month. It’s a great pop punk album with little bit of synth thrown in for good measure. My only disappointment is the choice of words on a couple of the songs. Otherwise I wholeheartedly recommend checking out this album.
Favorite songs: “New Rock Bottom,” “1990 Awesome,” “Kick the Habit”
Mike Mains – Magic Christmas [EP]
Is there such a thing as too soon for Christmas music? Absolutely! Is it ever too soon for new music from Mike Mains? Never! Christmas Magic dropped the day after Thanksgiving and I haven’t stopped listening to it since–no shame. It’s an EP full of wonderfully melancholy Christmas tunes. The only misstep here is ending the EP with “Jingle Bells.”
Favorite songs: “Merry Christmas, Baby,” “Happy Holidays, My Dear”
Tiger Drive – The In-Between [Single]
“The In-Between” is the first song from Tiger Drive to get a wide release to all digital music services. And it’s about time. The song was released in celebration of Stranger Things season 2 which makes it a must listen for fans of the Netflix series.
That’s all I’ve got for this month! Keep an eye out for another “What Did You Listen To?” next month as well as the IVM staff’s “best of 2017” lists.