Updated: Mar 31
Your usual A List keeper, Music Director Nils Illokken, was back on the airwaves this week doing what he does best, sharing Inhailer's top 10 most played songs with the world.
Elected by your fellow music lovers and curated to you weekly, you can catch these songs live with Nils every Friday 11a - 3p EST to stay in tune with the latest new music.
#10 “I Can't Stand It!” – Algiers
Atlanta's Algiers recently put out a star-studded album entitled SHOOK and one of our favorite songs totally shook the top 10 this week. I Can't Stand It! samples What You Don’t Want Me To Be by Lee Moses and features two incredible musicians, Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands and Jae Matthews of Boy Harsher.
#9 “CooCool” – Roisin Murphy
The former lead singer of Irish trip-hop group Moloko, Róisín Murphy, has been releasing incredible dance music for a few years now. This new single Coocool was produced by the über-talented German producer DJ Koze. More is hinted to be on the way from these two! Blast this song on your next cruise and you'll definitely feel coo-coo-cool.
#8 “Oh, Silly George” – Skinny Pelembe
South African born, UK based Skinny Pelembe has had Inhailer's attention for a few years now. This new single, being his first of 2023, sees him embracing a psychedelic Afrobeat influenced sound which wastes no time getting your attention with a memorable choppy guitar riff. The music video below is collaged by Pelembe himself!
#7 “Cramps” – Slow Pulp
Slow Pulp's 2020 debut album Moveys is one a lot of the our DJ's loved, but a slow burning kind of love for Nils. Recently signed to ANTI- Records, and about to embark on a European tour opening for Death Cab For Cutie, Slow Pulp are again, a band to keep an eye (and an ear) on, but we'll keep you in the loop.
#6 “Caution To The Wind” – Everything But The Girl
Some of our DJ's might be too young to truly appreciate EBTG's heyday, but we're all glad we're here now for their resurgence! Caution To The Wind is a slow-burner that I can only imagine is perfect euphoria for a live set. Their first record in 24 years Fuse is out 4/21.
#5 “Tonight's Episode” – Yo La Tengo
Presenting this week's featured artist, Yo La Tengo! At their recent Nashville show, they performed in drag to protest Tennessee's new restrictive drag law, which is set to go into effect on 4/1. Can you believe it's 2023 and this is still a problem? We applaud their support of body autonomy rights.
This is a fun cut from YLT's 16th studio LP. With a near Radiohead-like quality to it, Tonight's Episode entrances you with yo-yo references, finger-picked guitar, a drone backing that sticks with you and an aura of mystery.
#4 “Swim Back” – Daughter
2023 is growing to be the comeback year of a lot of bands and British indie-folk trio Daughter are one of them! Putting out their first album in 7 years, listeners have loved every single song released so far. Especially this new taste of their record with Swim Back, a shoegazy psychedelic take on their already enchanting sound. Stereo Mind Game is out 4/7.
#3 “Dummy” – Portugal. The Man
We can't get enough of the new single Dummy and we're very excited to see what else is in store from Chris Black Changed My Life out 6/23.
Besides playing plenty of live shows, Porturgal. The Man haven't had much output since they took the world by storm with their mega-hit Feel It Still. They're finally back, with a new album on the way, a new mascot and the new Taco Bell spokespeople? Places like Taco Bell are beacons for broke and hungry touring musicians and as fellow closeted fast-food connoisseur's, Inhailer is here for it.
#2 “Not Strong Enough” – boygenius
If there's one thing you're missing while you're groggily waiting at baggage claim, it's live music right? Some lucky travelers landing at AUS in Austin were recently graced with a surprise set from this hyped trio. Their very collaborative 4th single, from their upcoming debut LP, sees them highlighting the strengths of each member and creating something beautiful, growing into a dynamic closing.
The Record is out 3/31.
#1 “Bang Bang” – Momma
We. Love. This. Song. We already praised their 2022 record Household Name and this quarantine fueled one-off has us excited and hopeful for much more 90's tinged rock from Momma. Not to sound too much like a Mom, but it's sexy, it's fun, and it totally rocks. What more could you want from our #1 song?
Catch you out there on the fresh airwaves, until the next A List!