Welcome to the 24th volume of Freddie’s Finds! Each week I will spotlight 3-4 of my favorite new tracks of the week, ranging from a variety of genres and artists. This week includes Paris Texas x cryogeyser, Picture Us Tiny x aldrch, Bad Mustache, and she loves boon.
At long last, Paris Texas are back with their first release since their sophomore EP Red Hand Akimbo almost a year ago. “cyanide” arrives as yet another expansion to the duo’s rock-influenced discography, kicking it off by recruiting cryogeyser for a boisterous hook. Between the heavy strums of guitar and Louie Pastel and cryogeyser’s intertwining vocals, the track will immediately have you forgetting about the long wait for this to come out. While Louie’s first verse is extremely Paris Texas-esque, it feels a bit out of place, lacking the initial energy. However, Felix shines on the second half of the track, his verse pairing perfectly with the beat switch. The accompanying music video lives up to the exceptionally high Paris Texas standard, as the duo are seen performing as an archer shoots arrows into their faces. Here is to hoping this is just the start of a huge year for Paris Texas.
The collab we have all been waiting for, Picture Us Tiny and aldrch finally dropped their new single, “control freak,” this week. A throwback to the more punk-leaning production from aldrch, yet still containing the electronic elements that are a staple of his work, the track is a perfect representation of Picture Us Tiny’s late 90s-early 2000s punk-rock style. The first verse opens the song up with reminiscing about someone, singing, “I miss your hairline, your glasses, in front of eyes / That will stare through, my see-through shell,” before admitting that they are always on their mind. The track’s energy is contagious throughout, between the high octane outro and punctual delivery, creating something that delivers in every aspect. aldrch is already in the midst of a huge year, and if this is any sign of what is to come from Picture Us Tiny, then they won’t be far behind.
In a packed week for new music, I found myself consistently returning to the angsty energy of Bad Mustache’s latest release. “Over It” is best described by Bad Mustache himself – “Junior Varsity but a little more depressed.” The track’s deceptively mellow verses introduces the breakup that Bad Mustache explores, describing his emotions around the situation, while increasingly added elements build towards an explosive hook. However, as the song progresses, it becomes clear that Bad Mustache truly is over it, unable to untangle the web of confusion and hurt that this relationship has caused. A beautiful instrumental carries the song out, as backing vocals repeat the final message: “I think you’re scared of something.” This is just the seventh song ever from Bad Mustache, and I cannot wait to see what the next one holds.
With every day, I continue to venture into the hyperpop world, its never ending depths constantly finding new ways to land on my playlist. This week, when I listened to the latest single from she loves boon, I knew it would be the latest installment of this. Led by an ear catching hook, “Feel The Feeling” encapsulates grabbing a moment and making it last forever. Production from loe4t and Mike Mroz deliver on every aspect, creating a sneakily complex foundation for boon’s vocals. A melodic first verse sets the scene, before boon and his lover set off into the night as depicted in the music video, directed by Adam Ginsberg of Goodstuff. You definitely won’t want to miss this one, especially the video.
You can find all my previous finds in the playlist below: