Jukebox the Ghost – “Hollywood”
If you missed Jukebox the Ghost at Spot Night a year ago or just missed them in general, you’re in luck: the trio will be jamming at Beachland on March 4. In preparation for their current tour, Jukebox has released a campy music video for their (mostly) upbeat jam “Hollywood.” The group’s aesthetic—more pop than indie, with a few creative liberties—is epitomized on the track. Indeed, “Hollywood” begins as a showtune-esque ballad until pounding drumsticks foreshadow a burst into infectious pop action. Just try to stop yourself from dancing.
Beach House – “Space Song”
For a more mellow state of mind, press play on Beach House and the mystical “Space Song.”
The simple but heartfelt lyrics read more like a free verse poem than a popular song, but the addition of Victoria Legrand’s haunting voice over melodic guitar lines transforms the track into one of the best off “Depression Cherry.” Fans craving more Beach House can spend the leap year awash in the duo’s gentle energy: the duo is playing at House of Blues Cleveland on Feb. 29.
Gwen Stefani – “Make Me Like You”
Ska pop staple Gwen Stefani is back with the radio-ready “Make Me Like You.” Although the poppy track is more sincere than her earlier hits, Stefani is clearly banking on it to make waves: Last week, the singer successfully debuted her live music video during the GRAMMYs. Stefani’s third solo album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” will debut on March 18. Tour dates have yet to be announced, so keep your fingers crossed for an appearance by the superstar in Cleveland.
The Click Five – “Just the Girl”
Did you know The Click Five’s third album came out in 2011? Neither did I. This week, try to ignore the anxiety of impending midterms and instead revert to a child-like state with middle school bangers like 2005’s “Just the Girl.” After your next study sesh, raise a glass to substanceless sound of The Click Five and their all but forgotten one-hit wonder. Other recommendations for your throwback playlist include Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For, and The Academy Is… Go crazy.