Mojave 3: Spoon and Rafter
On their track "Billoddity," we hear a plaintive overview of a relationship, reminiscing of getting high and holding hands; simply holding on. The song dips into moments of spare acoustic guitar strums- punctuated by far away effect oscillations- before turning to soar on the weight of the band and lush vocals, flying through some stratospheric choruses. A simple, clear guitar melody weaves its way through the tail of the song; the impression is of living in a moment that has no ending, a melodic version of circular breathing.
If you're ever in one of those situations where you'd like to listen to some dreamy rock, yet you're surrounded by electronic die-hards, this one would go over alright on account of the bubbly electronics underneath it all. If you ever listened to the Dream Academy in the 80s, or like the Tucson, Arizona, band Calexico, this one's for you.