By DIG Staff
Every week, DIG’s staff picks the songs they can’t get out of their heads – for better or worse. Here are this week’s selections. To find the full collection, search for the DIG Soundboard playlist on Spotify, and submit your own picks to firstname.lastname@example.org to get published.
William McCray Sutherlin – A&E Editor
“Money for Nothing” – Dire Straits
Rock’n’Roll legend Mark Knopfler founded Dire Straits in 1977. This British rock band burst onto the scene with their melancholic, stripped down punk/pub rock. In 1985, Brothers in Arms sold over 30 million copies. Not only was this the first album to sell over 1 million copies on a compact disc (CD), but their single “Money for Nothing” was also the first music video ever on MTV. Next time you’re cruising down the road, roll the windows down and give this one a shot.
Avery Raines – Entertainment Writer / KLSU DJ
“Hummingbird”- Born Ruffians
Born Ruffians’ 2008 album Red, Yellow & Blue features several notable tracks. Hummingbird’s toe-tapping sound makes it the perfect song for any summer road trip or impromptu dance party.
Parks Vincent – Entertainment Writer / KLSU DJ
“Come Over” (Iwona Skwarek) – Mirror People
This playful tune rings like teenagers lost in lust during the season where swimsuits and seagulls are all one knows. Suggesting to “runway now” this track will carry you through a funky bass line and guitar licks similar to Daft Punk’s “Something About Us” but don’t get it wrong, no robots, only real emotions.
Pat Gunther – Entertainment Writer / KLSU DJ
“Temporary View” – SBTRKT feat. Sampha
The frequent collaborators Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT, and Sampha team up yet again for this haunting and effervescent track, that will surely get fans of the two buzzing for a hopeful EP on the horizon.
Cody Worsham, Editor-in-Chief
“Looking Too Closely” – Fink
Simplicity and subtlety are a songwriter’s best friend. Fink, the recording moniker of British artist Fin Greenall, nails both qualities in this new release. A driving acoustic provides the pulse, and his rugged vocals do the cutting before a big build and a quiet finish.