FWP Best Of April Playlist

Japandroids
Alex Clare

Alex Clare

Well, that’s a wrap on April. Now, we’re all looking forward to celebrating Mom and of course – that lovely holiday we call Cinco de Mayo. So, frat boys and girls, head to the fridge, grab your Corona. Hipsters, reach for your nearest Tecate. We’re taking a retrospective look at some of the best tracks from the month of April.

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

Genre: Indie Pop
Why it rules: Lead single for one of the hottest new names in indie rock.

Keaton Henson – You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Why it rules:  Shoegaze and soft, yet strangely powerful.

Alex Clare – Relax My Beloved

Genre: Dubstep
Why it rules: Less dubstep, more soul-step, please.

Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Genre: Soul
Why it rules: When you hear the soulful delivery of vocalist Brittany Howard, it’s easy to see why this band has become the internet’s darling.

M. Ward – Me & My Shadow

Genre: Folk
Why it rules: A monster of folk goes punk

Kishi Bashi – Manchester

Genre: Indie Pop
Why it rules: Not many people can evoke beauty in music quite the way this Japanese violin phenom does on this track.

Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

Genre: Punk
Why it rules: Powerful and anthemic vocals, raging guitars, driving drums – what’s not to like? (This song was actually released as a single in March, but we found it in April, and it’s too good not to share.)

Max and the Moon – Out My Head 

Genre: Indie Pop
Why it rules: How evil of a band is it to write a song with a hook that says “I can’t get you out of my head,” and make it the catchiest thing on Earth?

Death Grips – The Fever (Aye Aye)

Genre: Hip-Hop
Why it rules: There seems to have been some talk about this earlier…

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