New on 94.3 The X: ‘Songs You Need To Hear’

by Shelby Taylor-Thorn

Saint Motel– Destroyer

This one is our staff’s favorite to hear in Saint Motel’s live performances, so we were pretty excited for its arrival at alternative radio, just…not recommended as your Tinder profile anthem, maybe.

Foster the People– Doing it for the Money

It’s been nearly five years to the date since I got hit in the face with a drumstick at a Foster the People show at the Bluebird. Now, after three years relatively quiet, FTP is back with another hit, “Doing it for the Money,” and this one hurts a lot less.

Tash Sultana– The Jungle

If you don’t know Tash Sultana, here’s what you should know: she’s a 21-year-old, one-woman act – which is hard to believe when you hear the complexity of her tunes – and she’s about to deliver the reggae-driven song of your summer 2017.

Dreamcar– Kill for Candy

Dreamcar is the millennial supergroup with former members of the band No Doubt teaming up with AFI’s Davey Havoc lending vocals. Despite all members’ early-90s punk roots, ‘Kill for Candy’ delivers 2017 a healthy dose of synthy ‘80s new wave.

Paramore– Hard Times

Admittedly, I hated the song the first time I heard it. I felt like Paramore had lost their edge, but I can now say that I’ve done a 180. I dug into a NYLON mag article about the band’s new album, After Laughter, and how its tracks depict the groups turbulent last few years, and frontwoman Williams’ desire to hit rock bottom, just so she could start getting back up, I then realized the edge I was looking for is actually there.