Welcome to TV Tunes where YE tells you all about the sweet jams you hear on your favorite shows every week. Hear something you like, but can never figure out the title or artist? We’ve got you covered! Check out our breakdown of the best TV Tunes this week featuring songs from Awkward and Faking It.
This week on Awkward found everyone suffering through morning-after woes as Jenna experiences near fatal levels of FOMO after missing her own beach party (celebrating her accidentally getting school cancelled). But Jenna’s FOMO is immediately cured when she discovers that, even after being AWOL from her own party, her accidental stunt has nonetheless bought her celebrity status. PHHS is suddenly Jenna-crazy, and that includes some unlikely attention from uber popular it girls, the Julies. The Julies invite Jenna on a triple date with–GASP– college guys!!! Who of course turn out to be boring duds, and Jenna begins to experience whatever you’d call the opposite of FOMO, regret of leaving your house for something so lame. But before the triple date of duds, Jenna’s girly mom revels in the idea of finally being able to help her baby girl pick out a seductive outfit for her big college date. As Jenna’s mom pushes sequins on our minimalist beauty, we hear “Change of Heart” from Montreal’s TOPS (pictured above). TOPS are low-fi indie pop rockers coming out of the same buzzy Canadian indie scene in 2011-2012 that gave us electro enigma Grimes and endearing working class singer/songwriter Mac DeMarco. “Change of Heart” is a sweet pop gem that shines due to singer Jane Penny’s melancholy yet breezy vocals. “Change of Heart” is from their newest LP Picture You Staring out now and already pulling some serious indie clout.
Over on Faking It, everyone is trying to figure out the parameters and futures of their relationships as the school year at Hester High comes to a close and summer begins. Karma and Liam are still together but not together, while Amy and Reagan are together, but now Reagan’s questioning Amy’s sexuality has Amy trying to prove her loyalty. But that loyalty is constantly in direct contrast to Amy’s promises to Karma and the future of their lifelong friendship. In this case, Amy pledges to join Reagan on tour for the summer…which would mean bailing on a summer program at a local university that she and Karma had already planned on. To secure their spot in said summer program, Amy and Karma make a video highlighting their (mostly bogus) extracurricular activities, including an organic, fair-trade, and free juice truck. Soundtracking this bogus video is “Works Like Magic” from veteran experimental indie electro/noise rockers YACHT. YACHT has been the premiere name in inventive indie music for over a decade, using an array of instruments and methods to create their unique and always progressing sound. A project of multimedia artist Jona Bechtolt, YACHT is best known for the 2011 LP Shangri-La, but they have a new EP our currently featuring “Works Like Magic” and “Where Does This Disco?”