Song Premier: Lyreman - Sunbeam Eyes


LYREMAN Sunbeam Eyes

from Sunbeam EP out May 31st

Lyreman is the musical project of Detroit based producer Ben Puninske. Over the past couple years he’s been releasing music on Soundcloud and honing his songcraft, with each new song he builds an intricate musical world that shifts and sways in unexpected ways. His latest offering is the greatest showcase of these skills. “Sunbeam Eyes” is the first single from the upcoming Sunbeam EP. It begins with pulsing a bass tone punctuated by soft synth stabs. The song is deceptively mellow as the synth horn introduces the main melody, before busting into an infectious groove. As the title implies, this music is inspired by sun-soaked afternoons and mountain top hikes, reflecting Puninske’s love of travel and connection with nature. It’s surprising how music made entirely electronically can evoke these images of nature, as soaring strings fade in like the sun emerging from behind a cloud. The track ebbs and flows, with each rise and fall of the waves of sound new elements are added to make each build even more powerful. I can say from experience that this is a great track to dance to with your friends, but it also offers plenty of subtlety and detail for the more critical listener. I dare you to try and keep your feet from moving as this track plays. 

Singles of The Week: February 23rd, 2018


So many great singles were released this week. We wanted to acknowledge some of our favorites. Anything that doesn't make the top 10 can still be found in the playlist. Don't take the ratings too serious, they're mostly a way to stay organized. If there's a song on the playlist they are worth listening to, but there are a few we wanted to call out specifically.


Genre: Pop, Funk

For Fans of: Prince, Janet Jackson

Taken from Dirty Computer out April 27th



Genre: Punk, Post-Punk

For Fans of: Ty Segall, Cloud Nothings, Woods

Taken from Wide Awake! out May 15th on Rough Trade



Genre: Indie-Pop

For Fans of: Beach House, TV Girl, Flock of Dimes

Taken from No Going Back out now on SubPop


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Genre: Indie-Rock, Folk-Rock

For Fans of: Rogue Wave, Blind Pilot, Michigander

Taken from Centuries out April 27th on Kiam Records



Genre: Indie-Rock

For Fans of: Sharon Van Etten, Land of Talk

Taken from The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs out April 6th on Merge



Genre: Pop, Rock

For Fans of: Yeasayer, Bruce Springsteen, HAIM

Taken from Caer out April 27th on Warner Bros.



Genre: Hip Hop

For Fans of: Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast, BROCKHAMPTON

Taken from Vacation in Hell out April 6th on Glorious Dead Recordings



Genre: Post-Punk

For Fans of: Ought, Parquet Courts, Preoccupations

Taken from Riddles out March 2nd on Carpark Records



Genre: Indie-rock

For Fans of: Lemuria, Waxahatchee

Taken from Bark Your Head Off, Dog out April 6th on Saddle Creek.



Genre: Indie-rock

For Fans of: Diet Cig, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt

Taken from Kiss Yr Frenemies out May 11th on Saddle Creek.