Endless Loop: The Chauffeur

duranduranHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“The Chauffeur” by Duran Duran

Endless Loop: Lindsay Brohan

javelinHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Lindsay Brohan” by Javelin

Recycling old, unwanted sounds, and chopping and layering them over a pulsing beat, a warbled and neo-futurist audio clip slowly degrading as the technology fades away, or as we dance upon it. Sweet island melodies bent and mixed beyond recognition into something resembling the neon tint of an 80’s nightclub, but with a melancholy undercurrent keeping things from getting too garish. Constructing their jams from found sounds and with an ear for infectious synth pop, electronic duo Javelin set their own bar ridiculously high with the first track from their 2009 self-titled EP, the excellently named “Lindsay Brohan.”

Endless Loop: Paranoid Android

radioheadHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead

Endless Loop: Never Tear Us Apart

inxsHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS

Endless Loop: Quicksand

davidbowieHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and never ever leaves? The kind of song that digs in deep and becomes a part of your heart and soul, an audio extension of your very being? Sure you have. We all have. These are the kinds of songs played during first dances at weddings, or played in tribute to lost friends and family at funerals, or copied and burned on to every conceivable mixtape and playlist you could ever hope to make. The songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

Endless Loop: The Official Ironmen Rally Song

guidedbyvoicesI write about music a lot. That’s okay though…I really like music. But the majority of my past articles and columns have focused primarily on albums, short and long stretches of artistic cohesion or chaos, easily consumable in piecemeal nuggets, but more greatly appreciated as works in whole form. In 2015, who has the time for that? Where are the singles man? Where are the powerful three minutes of pop perfection or the 20-minute free-form explorations of the outer cosmos? Give me something with a beat I can dance to. Well, I’m here to oblige my own queries, so without further ado, let’s get rolling with a new column, Endless Loop, a look at songs I never seem to tire of, songs I could listen to eternally.

The Joup Friday Album: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue

denniswilsonI don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was growing up, and gradually discovering music of all kinds to wiggle around to, one of the few bands that got the full fledged seal of approval from both my parents and us kiddos alike was the sunny, surf-pop rock sounds of The Beach Boys. They were catchy, and fun, and even popped up on Full House with Uncle-fucking-Jesse on the drums. Good, old-fashioned, wholesome rock and roll. Or maybe not.

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