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Sput's MAY 2018 Song of the Day

You know the drill: Submit a song, give a link and a description. Have fun. Be open to new experiences. Try not being an ass. Have fun.
1The Afghan Whigs
Black Love


May 1st
bgillesp
"Faded" (art/alt/grunge-y rock)
My favorite song from a newly discovered favorite band acts as a perfect closer to one of their masterpiece albums. The guitar riff that drowns you throughout the end of the song is some gut wrenching stuff. Sad cause they didn't play this at the show last night, but they were still incredible live.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wBtC36eaEjo

neekafat: 4.4
JustJoe: 4.2
Papa Universe: 4.5
anatelier: 3.8
ArsMoriendi: 3.4
DinosaurJones: 3.4
butcherboy: 5
BlazinBlitzer: 4.5
LeftyMcRighty: 4.2
skoopy48: 3.7
Egarran: 3.3
Aberf: 3.5

47.9/12 = 3.99
2Kali Uchis
Isolation


May 2nd
ZombieToyDuck
"After the Storm" (dream pop)
Dream pop with wispy yet sugary sweet vocals, groovy bass and a smooth R&B feel. That's not to mention the balance brought to the song with Tyler's deep rap verse and Bootsy Collin's soulful contributions dispersed throughout the track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f5zD7ZSNpQ

JustJoe: 3.6
LeftyMcRighty: 3.5
DinosaurJones: 3.2
BlazinBlitzer: 3.2
Papa Universe: 4.5
anatelier: 3.5
osmark86: 3.2
bgillesp: 4.2
ArsMoriendi: 3.8
skoopy48: 3
Egarran: 3.7
Aberf: 4

43.4/12 = 3.62
3Explosions in the Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care


May 3rd
DinosaurJones
"Let Me Back In" (Post-Rock)
IT'S POST-ROCK, EXPECT THE EXPECTED, BUT MAYBE A REALLY GOOD VERSION OF IT?
https://youtu.be/PZ5RUIeO-uk

LeftyMcRighty: 4.5
JustJoe: 4.4
bgillesp: 4
ArsMoriendi: 3.6
Papa Universe: 3.5
anatelier: 4
skoopy48: 3.1
Egarran: 3.6
Aberf: 3.5
BlazinBlitzer: 3.8

38/10 = 3.8
4Pulp
This is Hardcore


May 4th
Papa Universe
"Help the Aged"
I'm getting older by the day...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bZjKC0EaY0

JustJoe: 3.7
osmark86: 4.2
LeftyMcRighty: 4
bgillesp: 4.1
ArsMoriendi: 3.2
anatelier: 3.4
skoopy48: 2.7
Egarran: 2.5
Aberf: 3
BlazinBlitzer: 3.8

34.8/10 = 3.48
5Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Safe As Milk


May 5th
ArsMoriendi
"Yellow Brick Road" (exuberant psychedelica)
The childlike innocence of this song is infectious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz3WJ1l1dNM

JustJoe: 3.8
Papa Universe: 3
LeftyMcRighty: 4
bgillesp: 3.3
Egarran: 2.8
Aberf: 3.8
osmark86: 3.7
Skoopy48: 4.3
BlazinBlitzer: 2.9
anatelier: 3

34.6/10 = 3.46
6Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning


May 6th
Frippertronics
"War" (them classic rocks)
The transformation from being a jazz-learned rock band to now being a radical politically-driven collective was now complete with the merging of Henry Cow and their collaborators Slapp Happy. War, the opening song on 1975's In Praise of Learning, is a fine example of progressive music driven to its absolute limits in a song with a heavily leftist slant and bizarre vocals from Dagmar Krause of Slapp Happy. While a masterpiece in its own right, it stands beneath the shadow of the colossal work of genius that is Living in the Heart of the Beast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zzSeX88GIk

JustJoe: 2.9
bgillesp: 3.8
LeftyMcRighty: 2.5
Papa Universe: 1.5
Egarran: 3.3
ArsMoriendi: 3.7
Aberf: 3
butcherboy: 4
osmark86: 3.4
Skoopy48: 4.2
BlazinBlitzer: 3.3
anatelier: 1

36.6/12 = 3.05
7Cuco
Wannabewithu


May 7th
iglu
"Lover is a Day"
what the youths are listening to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4vdPQ_rBME

JustJoe: 3.6
osmark86: 2.9
LeftyMcRighty: 3.1
bgillesp: 4.1
ArsMoriendi: 3.7
Skoopy48: 2.7
BlazinBlitzer: 3.7
Aberf: 3.9
Papa Universe: 4
anatelier: 2.8

34.5/10 = 3.45
8Midnight Choir
Amsterdam Stranded


May 8th
Dylan620
"Muddy River of Loneliness"
A masterpiece of depressive songwriting that builds higher and higher in emotional intensity as it progresses, before collapsing in on itself with a coda to which one can envision the narrator curled up in the fetal position crying in a dark corner. One of the saddest songs I've ever heard... and one of the greatest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPOBNDjvxfY

JustJoe: 3.7
LeftyMcRighty: 4.5
Bgillesp: 3.8
Skoopy48: 3.4
ArsMoriendi: 2.9
BlazinBlitzer: 4.4
Aberf: 3.7
Papa Universe: 3.5
anatelier: 2.5
Egarran: 3
osmark86: 3

37.4/12 = 3.12
9Ssaliva
WYIN


May 9th
sach
"For All I Care"
the most delicate banger you'll ever hear
https://ssaliva.bandcamp.com/track/for-all-i-care

LeftyMcRighty: 2.8
JustJoe: 3.2
Skoopy48: 2.8
ArsMoriendi: 3.3
BlazinBlitzer: 2.3
bgillesp: 3.5
Aberf: 2
Papa Universe: 2
anatelier: 2
Egarran: 2
osmark86: 2.1

28/11 = 2.55
10Gang Gang Dance
Eye Contact


May 10th
skoopy48
"Glass Jar"
Be patient with this one. A slow build transforms into an absolute psychedelic wonderland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFo0MwV59J4

JustJoe: 4.8
BlazinBlitzer: 4.7
bgillesp: 4.3
ArsMoriendi: 3.7
LeftyMcRighty: 3
Papa Universe: 3.5
anatelier: 3.6
Egarran: 3
osmark86: 4.2

34.8/9 = 3.87
11Giles Corey
Giles Corey


May 11th
JustJoe
"Buried Above Ground" (Experimental Folk)
'Happy Birthday, bub.'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DxuCXfb3NQw

LeftyMcRighty: 3.6
Papa Universe: 3.5
Aberf: 4.0
ArsMoriendi: 3.0
Blazin Blitzer: 3.8
bgillesp: 4.1
Egarran: 3

25/7 = 3.57
12Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules
Let Me Off at the Bottom


May 12th
Lefty McRighty
"Let Me Off at the Bottom"
It is a great old-school bar room beer swillin' rocker.
https://youtu.be/gEi7SDpf8QA

BlazinBlitzer: 3.7
JustJoe: 3.7
ArsMoriendi: 4.1
Aberf: 3.9
bgillesp: 3.6
anatelier: 3.8
Egarran: 2.5
Papa Universe: 3.5

28.8/8 = 3.6
13Natalie Merchant
Tigerlily


May 13th
neekafat
"Beloved Wife"
Maybe one of the saddest songs out there. Utterly beautiful though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqQkltEa58E

anatelier: 2.3
JustJoe: 3.5
Aberf: 2.8
ArsMoriendi: 2.5
BlazinBlitzer: 3.2
bgillesp: 3.6
Egarran: 3
LeftyMcRighty: 3
Papa Universe: 3.5

27.4/9 = 3.04
14Tindersticks
Can Our Love


May 14th
butcherboy
"Chilitetime"
grown-up heartbreak from grown-ups who won't/can't stop getting their hearts broken..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoXW0WS_M7E

bgillesp: 4
Egarran: 2.5
ArsMoriendi: 3.6
LeftyMcRighty: 4.2
Aberf: 4
Papa Universe: 4
BlazinBlitzer: 4.1

26.4/7 = 3.77
15Haruomi Hosono
Philharmony


May 15th
anatelier
"Sportsmen"
quintessential pop ballad, fun and a heart tug in the right circumstance, way before its time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqdv032mFbg

LeftyMcRighty: 4.1
bgillesp: 3.8
ArsMoriendi: 3
Aberf: 3.4
Papa Universe: 3.5
BlazinBlitzer: 3.2

21/6 = 3.5
16The White Birch
People Now Human Beings


May 16th
eugenethepigeon
"The Expanding Sea"
Prepare your anuses, cause this one hurts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eBGfgu0hg8

bgillesp: 3.8
ArsMoriendi: 3.2
Aberf: 3.5
LeftyMcRighty: 3.3
BlazinBlitzer: 2.7

16.5/5 = 3.3
17Portishead
Roseland NYC Live


May 17th
Egarran
"Cowboys" (proto-shoegaze)
Conducting and scratching yall.
https://youtu.be/-3DywaYEOcg

Aberf: 3.8
ArsMoriendi: 4.4
LeftyMcRighty: 3.5
BlazinBlitzer: 3.9
bgillesp: 5
Papa Universe: 4.5

25.1/6 = 4.18
18Coaltar of the Deepers
Submerge


May 18th
Aberf
"Tim (Pleasure -> Despair)"
Drifting from the pleasure slowly into a despair.
https://youtu.be/C-kxCCcaq_8

LeftyMcRighty: 3.8
BlazinBlitzer: 2.8
bgillesp: 2.6
Papa Universe: 1.5

10.7/4 = 2.68
19The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Worse Than Alone


May 19th
BlazinBlitzer
"The Garden's All Nighters" (Grindy metalcore)
Since the 19th is my graduation date, I'm going with a risky pick. It's very, very abrasive, and you'll either hate it or love it. I unconditionally love this track, though, and I'm curious to see if I have any other fans here (again).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s21tO6M5gU

bgillesp: 3.3
Papa Universe: 3.5
LeftyMcRighty: 3

9.8/3 = 3.27
20Leprous
Malina


May 20th
osmark86
"Bonnevile" (prog)
can't stop playing this song as of late. absolute beauty from Norwegian proggers Leprous from their latest album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbhgtc8N3xg

BlazinBlitzer: 3.8
bgillesp: 3.8
Papa Universe: 4
LeftyMcRighty: 4

15.6/4 = 3.9
21Don Covay
Super Dude I


May 21th
LeftyMcRighty
"I Was Checking Out (She Was Checking In)
A heartbreaking, soul filled ballad of betrayal.
https://youtu.be/QOu1Tc4Eu4o
22Glen Hansard
A Season on the Line


May 22th
neekafat
"Way Back in the Way Back When"
Idk man just ran into this and it makes me happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o4bWNPk8JM
23Grails
Chalice Hymnal


May 23rd
BlazinBlitzer
"Pelham" (soundtrackish psychedelic rock)
This is a nice little single from my favorite album of last year. It's got a great groove and it shows a glimpse of the entire record's trippy retro atmosphere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV4N3eOtB0c
24Elsiane
Hybrid


May 24th
bgillesp
"Mend (To Fix, To Repair)"
These vocals will make you hate this song. It is a simple fact. You will hate these vocals..... But then you will love them. It doesn't make sense but this girl's voice is absolutely stunning once you get over the weirdness. Also it has good music (:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m70sdq1Rnk
25Baths
Obsidian


May 25th
ArsMoriendi
"No Eyes" (electropop)
Super gay in a good way
https://youtu.be/8zHleDQVBf8
26These New Puritans
Field of Reeds


May 26th
anatelier
"Fragment Two" (post-stadium-punk)
ambitious, experimental, altogether sparse and dense
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftvICVWLBKY
27R. Kelly
12 Play


May 27th (it's Friday, bub)
Drifter
"Sex Me" (RnB)
Sex has never sounded so epic.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CB43UwWdR3Y
28The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


May 28th
ZombieToyDuck
"The Wild Hunt" (Folk)
This will be an acquired taste. However, if you do in fact enjoy the vocals here you can expect a delightful folk track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoNkcgdznjk
29Dan Deacon
Gliss Riffer


May 29th
Papa Universe
"When I Was Done Dying" (psych pop)
Them bittersweet afterlife thoughts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuJqUvBj4rE
30DIIV
Oshin


May 30th
JustJoe
"Human" (shoegaze)
I knew I was forgetting something.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MdPjkD415l8
31Bad Rabbits
American Nightmare


May 31st
DinosaurJones
"Stalker" (Alt-Rock/Soul)
Smooth vocals over a smooth build, with slightly unsettling lyrics, but the entire song comes together at the end and showcases vocalist Fredua Boakye's skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkWjYAgu3A
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