Every week the Monday Mix showcases three new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature the latest from Portland-based band, Typhoon, an eagerly anticipated track from Tune-Yards and a sweet song from They Might Be Giants.
Typhoon - Rorschach
“Offerings,” the latest album from Portland based indie ensemble, Typhoon, is arranged in movements, like a symphony or an epic novel. Frontman Kyle Morton describes it as “a record from the perspective of a mind losing its memory at precisely the same time the world is willfully forgetting its history.” “Rorschach” is the chiming, gritty second song from “Floodplains,” the first movement of the album. “Offerings” is out on Jan. 12 via Roll Call Records.
Tune-Yards - Look at Your Hands
It’s been nearly four years since Tune-Yards released their last album. “Look at Your Hands” is the first single from the band’s upcoming release, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.” The song has a distinctly 80s club feel, driven by a punchy sounding electronic beat, but still has that unmistakable Tune-Yards vibe as singer Merrill Garbus continues to blur the lines between vocals and instruments. The album arrives Jan 19.
They Might Be Giants - I Left My Body
“I Left My Body” is a short, sweet, almost disturbingly upbeat tune about an out of body experience. Singer John Linnell likens it to leaving your car in a parking lot, singing “they’re gonna tow you if they think you’re abandoned.” The band’s 20th album, “I Like Fun,” is out on Jan 19.