Welcome to The SALSA Weekly! The SALSA Weekly is a curated playlist/post on the blog, wherein members of SALSA will submit one song they have been digging the past week and why.

The List

For your listening pleasure, here are our picks in one handy dandy Spotify playlist. Scroll down for what we have to say!

Traedon: Ayreon — Computer Eyes

Composition flows excellently and the seven minutes passes in an absolute flash. It’s a joy to liten to.

Found on: I don’t have Spotify so I can’t vouge for it but I know it’s on Youtube I gotcha

Proxy: Yasutaka Nakata — Give You More

Yasutaka Nakata’s latest record, Digital Witness, is mostly his take on the increasingly-popular future bass genre. It’s pretty good stuff, but this closer here is a glistening comedown track with excellent production and feels like a good nightcap to an energetic DJ set. Something about the progression is pretty emotionally-fulfilling, too, probably thanks to those soaring but balanced highs. It’s an excellent tune.

Found on: Sprongus

Lorxus: Saxon Shore — Secret Fire, Blinding Light

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone say anything about this band so I’m going to! I like it, but the place it occupies between things like Iron & Wine on the folk rocky side and post-rock involving the accordion that I really can’t remember right now… seems a little weird. There’s a quality of faintness to it that I can’t quite describe. Regardless, it’s pretty good, so put it in your ears!

Found on: [accordions intensify]

Amdusias: Hookworms— Ullswater

Some of this Hookworms album is total filler that needs to figure out how to get to the point. And then there’s this track here: if you told me that I’d be really into a seven-minute-long-but-still-tightly-focused weird psychedelic synth odyssey, I’d…have not been surprised at all, probably, but I really am, and so there’s this.

Found on: Ullspot

Makyo: Ezra Furman — Driving Down to LA

Ezra Furman came out with a new album recently, and I’m, surprisingly, all about it. I say surprisingly because, although I love Restless Year, the rest of his older stuff never really grew on me. For some reason, though, Transangelic Exodus really has. There’s a lot of queer stuff going on in this album, and the fact that it’s a) keeps talking about surgery and b) Furman will be in town to play a show four days before my surgery has me all ramped up! It’s sorta one of those instances where you find something right as you need it. I had a similar experience with Against Me!, and a lot of really formative-for-me queer music.

Found on: Vocal fry so warm it leaves you feeling cozy