"Twitter and Facebook and MySpace; all that stuff makes you warped. We've all basically given ourselves data entry jobs. I've actually heard people say things like, "Aw shit, I have to update my Twitter." Really? You have to? That's a big priority for you?"

These are our five favourite songs from the past week:


5. Bam Spacey - 'Delar Av En Historia (2002)'

It's a beautiful track, a galloping foray into a veritable wilderness of noises, insectoid glistenings, unrelenting passage-of-time hi-hat tickings, an actual recording of outside sounds (or bedsprings on loop?), and metallic percussion surrounded by a deep and expansive royal jelly of glossy bass paired with slo-house kicks. Strings set the tone, a chilly, nostalgic atmosphere, joined by warm piano chords as the vocals soar out into an ink-black sky swathed with last summer's stars. VERY PRETTY. - Russell Thomas



4. GABI - 'Koo Koo'

It's not often - okay maybe ever - that the indie blogosphere gets to gush about someone with genuine operatic chops. But, luck has it, that drought was bound to end at some point.

In comes GABI, the newest inductee to the beloved and constantly virtuous Software label; the sister-imprint of Mexican Summer lead by electronic music futurist Daniel Lopatin. The first taste of GABI brings a positively lush impression over a sprawling underscore on 'Koo Koo'. The New York native, who is also a multi-instrumentalist, ignites the effort with her aforementioned operatic vocals, but the track quickly turns into a wild foray of minimalist elements and layered effects.

Head here to read more about GABI. - Matt Korman



3. Kero Kero Bonito - 'Flamingo'

Kero Kero Bonito have a new song! It's a secret song. Or a Secret Song. Cause it's featured on the latest SECRET SONGS compilation, a thing run and curated by Canadian cool guy, Ryan Hemsworth. Secret songs from artists you know and love, or don't know and will (probably) love.

KKB's offering on this tasty collection of surreptitious morsels is called 'Flamingo' and, well, here's how it opens (with playground rhyme aesthetic): "How many shrimps do you have to eat / before you make your skin turn pink? / Eat too much and you'll turn pink / Shrimps are pretty rich." It's also got the rhythm of a soulful slow dance filled with pop-glistens of clavier and N64-era flute melodies, claps and ticking hi-hat sharpening the beat to a point and poking you with it. In a playful manner.

"You don't need to change; it's boring being the same…" sings Sarah in the catchy chorus, using the titular flamingo as a symbol for, um, just being yourself, I think. "Black, white, green or blue – show off your natural hue, flamingo." It's beautiful, isn't it? And nicely poetic to use this animal. Animals are fun and can help to illustrate points about the world and society at large. - Russell Thomas



2. Spazzkid - 'Truly'

The video is for a song taken from the EP, called 'Truly' and it's a collaboration with Sarah from Kero Kero Bonito. Couldn't be a better fit. The wonky rhythms and quirk-laden sounds of the track inspire a day in the life of a Tokyo girl and her ambling round the city, followed by and decorated with rainbow doodles all the way. It's super cute and you'll love it. - Russell Thomas



1. Baths' - 'Disorderly'

This is the best thing Baths has done in ages, and he's giving it away for free in a few weeks. Life is confusing some times.

'Disorderly' features some of the best lyrics he's ever written ("hook up in your bamboo plants / can't seem to get you off my hands / forgot to thank you for your love / whatever your name was") and a song that makes us have all the "feels". He's good at the "feels", isn't he? He's also good at reminding you why the unrelenting beast we call 'music' is capable of churning out moments worth cherishing.