Oslo Parks – “Like A Stone”

Oslo Parks – “Slipping Away”

Oslo Parks are back with another gem of a jam that lets a bit of Foals slip into their sunset indie rock grooves. “Slipping Away” is a swirling ride perfect for easing you into the weekend our out of a hangover. Either way you are slipping away from something and doing it at the hands of the best.  Read more

Oslo Parks – “Fiction”

I can only imagine that a real astronaut space suit is heavy as hell but if I ever got to wear one I would definitely have to fight the urge to dance in it. Especially if “Fiction” is playing through my NASA-made helmet making me feel all floaty and sinister. Lets push this space ship to the limit! Intergalactic speed limits be damned!  Read more

[#60-41] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)


The moment I hit the “publish” button on this post, that counter above (that I see on the backend of this blog) will turn to 3,000. Three-motherFing-thousand. That’s a lot of posts. That’s a hell of a lot of music. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, that number took 6 years and 1 month to reach. So happy birthday to The Burning Ear. Happy 3,000th post to new bands. Happy remaining sanity in my music addled brain. And to celebrate those happys, I would like to revisit the same concept as this blog’s very first post and pay special attention to songs that I feel went under-appreciated. These are the jams that are considered stadium worth in my ears, even if they only ever garnered a few thousand plays on Soundcloud, YouTube, or Myspace (yes, this blog is that old…).

So read on for Part 1 of what I’m cleverly and succinctly titling The Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts) Feb 2009 – March 2015. Part 2 drops tomorrow (here), and Part 3 the next day. And then after that, look out for some stylistic changes here on The Burning Ear. It’s exciting times and I’m beyond stoked to share it with all you crazies. But now, some weird thoughts on these songs!

Love & Jams,

-Brandon B.

p.s. There is a playlist of all the songs at the bottom of the post so you can listen to them straight through.

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Oslo Parks – “The Night”

Sounds like… disco robots from space sneaking through back alleys and starting up dance parties among the shadows. In the middle of the afternoon.

Location: Brighton, UK. Not actually Oslo.

Future: Only two songs out. “Twin” is a slower burn perfect for vibing out with little shoulder dance moves.