Best New Music: Rest for the Wicked + More


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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Spark’s music expert and legendary L.A. radio DJ Nic Harcourt to weigh in on what new music he’s got on repeat at the moment. Below, he shares his newest picks added to his Spark Radio playlist and shares a spotlight on his favorite earworm of the week.

New adds this week:
Freedom Fry: Colors
Touchy: Tout Petit La Planète 
Helado Negro: Gemini & Leo
Rest For The Wicked: Bones
We Are The West: Only One Us
The Marias: Calling U Back
Lucy Dacus: First Time
Diplo, Damian Lazarus, Jungle: Dont Be Afriad
Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits
Sofia Reyes, Pedro Capó: Casualidad

SPOTLIGHT: Rest For The Wicked: Bones

Aussie duo Rest For The Wicked is a new collaborative project from Ben Townsend (aka Ivan Ooze) and experimental producer Tasker. Marrying the raw indie energy of Glass Animals and MGMT, the fluidity of Still Woozy, and a rebel edge to create something uniquely themselves. Already named one of the Australian bands to watch in 2021 by influential Aussie lifestyle site PileRats the band’s debut single “Bones” serves as an introspective examination into the darkest depths of the mind. In just three minutes, the band shares their message: don’t be afraid of what’s coming next, face your fears head-on to heal and grow. The track begins with a slow build of somber guitars and chilling synths as Ben Townsend croons on the chorus, “You don’t see the world behind my eyes, you don’t see the things that come alive.”

Townsend explains ‘Bones’ was written when I was in an excruciatingly hollow state of depression. The song is about my feelings of being scared to cross over to the other side, the anxieties and unknowingness of death,” , elaborating on the story behind the track, “We never know how another views life. It’s incredibly important we stick together to find solutions so we can all see our futures. I’m much better now. I hope this song brings you comfort when you feel alone. Time will mend.”

“It’s okay to not know who you are. It’s okay to not know what you’re doing or where you’re going. It’s okay to fuck up and forgive. There’s nothing wrong with laughing through the misery and crying when filled with joy. Life’s a strange and wondrous mystery,” says Tasker. “Sometimes the best method of madness is to give in to the overwhelming feeling of fear you feel and mold it into something undeniably greater than yourself,” adds Townsend.Check out the video clip and introduce yourself to Rest For The Wicked who I think is gonna have a big year, and remember where you heard it first 😉