Manchester Orchestra – “Top Notch”

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I was scrolling through my Facebook feed today during lunch when I noticed that Manchester Orchestra had released a song off of their upcoming album COPE, coming April 1st. The song, “Top Notch,” showcases the harsher side of Manchester Orchestra’s sound. Andy Hull’s distinctive voice is howling and frantic over the chunky guitar parts and steady drums. Stream the song below or click here to download it for free from their website, and stay tuned for my upcoming lengthy article about some of my favorite overlooked songs of 2013.

Jason Sloan

I was brought up on a crazy combination of the Spice Girls and Bruce Springsteen... 17 years later, I've shed my Spice Girls roots and grown to love pretty much everything musical under the sun. I got into punk rock when I was 9 and my mom watched Green Day perform "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" on the Grammy's. When I was 12 my mom bought me a book called "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," and as she puts it, "the monster was born." I got into rap in middle school hearing Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and I got into EDM this year when I head the Albin Myers remix of Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness." I try and go to concerts when I have sufficient time and funds, some of my favorites having been Rise Against and Springsteen (who I've seen three times each). Hope you all enjoy my music as much as I do. 

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