It's been a while, but here's our top musical picks for the first half of 2017. So enjoy the Simple Minded 8-Track Mix Tape for the first 2 quarters of 2017.
FIRST QUARTER 2017
PRODUCT OF: New York City
THIS SONG KICKS ASS BECAUSE: It has a fresh altnernopop sound that brings indie music sensibilities to a pop scene that can rapidly grow stale.
IF I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN SEE: AJR dancing around a New York City Subway car fighting ghosts and/or reacting to heavy drug use. The lack of hobos pissing on the subway makes this video very unrealistic.
WANT TO READ A FANTASTIC FACT RELATING TO THE SONG THAT WE PROBABLY JUST MADE UP? DID YOU KNOW: AJR’s name is not a tribute to PBR, the hipster beer, but a combination of the first names of the three brothers in the band – Adam, Jack and Ryan.