A funky foursome from a dorm room in Ohio, Sports are the hot ticket in dream pop.
Catching fire since the release of Naked All the Time in 2015, this crew has emerged as a quiet contender for titles in punk, pop, and funk.
Although he’s been crooning for the better part of the last twenty years, Damien Jurado (of the best-kept-secret of a label: Secretly Canadian), only recently surged ahead of the same old EDM noises that flood the Internet daily, grabbing my attention, and surely, stoking a few fires for lovers everywhere. Despite being a slick haired Seattle folk singer, his tracks have repeatedly been sampled or remixed by electronic musicians. Perhaps they can’t resist pairing his voice to a heavy bass line.
Here’s a primer.