Isn’t his name Win Butler? Short for Edwin…
Here’s Damien Rice’s cover of it (with When Doves Cry) if anyone needs to get the Miley version out of their head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRjbziecrSo Or well, there’s always the original!
I still say Milky Chance-Stolen Dance. It sort of reminds me of Gotye-Somebody That I Used To Know in that it is an indie song that blew up in other parts of the world first and then became mainstream everywhere. Melancholic and so catchy!
Maybe Royal Blood or Catfish and the Bottlemen? They’re somewhat “Japandroidish”
Milky Chance-Stolen Dance
Mounties-Tokyo Summer :)
If this isn’t about “The song that will be played everywhere by everyone else” I’ll go with:
St. Vincent-Digital Witness
And this year’s guilty pleasure summer song… Kishi Bashi-The Ballad of Mr. Steak
Is this supposed to be about our prediction of the song that we will hear the most over the next few months in pop/mainstream culture or the song that Stereogum followers plan on listening to the most over the summer because they love it?
Kongos-Come With Me Now.
Rudimental are just finally starting to make waves outside of the UK. They were supposed to open for Ellie Goulding on her current tour but they have been mysteriously absent. It would have gained them a lot of fans but instead it has really upset the ones they already had.