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Amber Mark shares a slightly less devastating track from her debut EP 3:33AM, out this fall. The EP is an emotional ode to Amber's late mother Mia, and "Way Back" is a soulful and inspiringly hopeful ("may still be aching / but i see the sun come up") track about starting the long path to healing a broken heart:
We premiered the opening track from S U R V I V E's epic forthcoming record RR7349 a little over a month ago, just as the massive Stranger Things wave was beginning to crest, introducing the Austin analog synth geniuses to legions of new fans who were obsessed with the show's brilliant "secret weapon" original score by the group's Kyle Dixon + Michael Stein...
We kind of love Pitchfork's list of the 200 best songs of the 1970s. Lists like these are next to impossible to compile, but theirs is a very good and balanced mix of the obvious and the obscure, spanning disco, dub, jazz, soul, new wave, punk, yacht rock and more, and you can listen to the whole playlist here. Almost all of our favorites are in there: "Jolene", "Dreams", "Inspiration Information", "Surf's Up", "Let It Be", alongside multiple hard-to-argue selections each from Michael, Joni, Stevie, Bowie, Al Green, Steely Dan, Blondie, Neil Young, Marvin Gaye, etc. There weren't too many glaring omissions (nothing from Tapestry? okay.), but here are a few tracks we would have included, off the tops of our heads and in no particular order: