The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 7.31 – 8.4.17

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This week Today’s Top Tune asks the question: ​Guess who’s coming to town this fall!? Glad you asked! You can check out Dan Croll at the Teragram in September. And speaking of September, that’s when Jordan Rakei hits the Troubadour​ as well as the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Wolf Alice plays Cal Jam in San Bernardino. DJDS will be at the Echoplex in November. And we hope Rhye set dates soon!

Monday, July 31

Wolf Alice: Don’t Delete the Kisses from Visions of a Life

One album we’ve been anticipating this year is the ​sophomore release by Wolf Alice. After selling out the West Coast leg of their tour this month, the London-based rockers will be back in the Southland in early October at Cal Jam in San Bernardino. Until then, we turn to a song we love, “Don’t Delete the Kisses.”

Tuesday, August 1

Rhye: Please​

Please is the first new release from Rhye since its critically acclaimed debut album four years ago. Emotionally explosive, the track’s gentle percussion and piano and Mike Milosh’s evocative plea simply seduce us.

Wednesday, August 2

DJDS: Trees on Fire (feat. Amber Mark and Marco McKinnis)

​Grammy-nominated electronic duo DJDS spent a portion of 2016 working with the legendary Kanye West and break-out artist Khalid. In 2017, the duo’s brand new single “Trees on Fire” sees it inviting up-and-coming artists Amber Mark and Marco McKinnis on an infectious dance track.

Thursday, August 3

Dan Croll: Bad Boy from Emerging Adulthood​

Dan Croll wrote “Bad Boy” to address a common phase of teenage life, where girls think they want a stereotypical ‘bad boy’ and boys want to be one.

Friday, August 4

Jordan Rakei: Sorceress

​J​ordan Rakei is riding high on BBC playlists. The New Zealand-born and London-based soul rooted musician and multi-instrumentalist has crafted his own distinctive style on “Sorceress.”