Friday Five: Donn Stroud, Same Eyes, Eli Gordon, The Kelseys, Safa Collective


Friday Five 04-30-2021

Friday Five is where we highlight music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features an RPG soundtrack by Donn Stroud, synth-pop from Same Eyes, guitar pop from Eli Gordon and The Kelseys, and black metal from Safa Collective. 


Donn Stroud, The Vast in the Dark Soundtrack
This Ypsilanti sound designer created a four-track collection of spooky sounds to accompany The Vast in the Dark, a downloadable TTRGP 'zine that takes readers into a bleak world of "alien megastructures of an infinite realm."


Same Eyes, "Goodbye"
This Ann Arbor synth-pop duo released its debut album in January and has put out a steady stream of singles since. Another to-the-point new-wave banger.


Eli Gordon, "Dancing"
This U-M student's second single conjures the breezy sound of post-Maroon 5 pop radio.


The Kelseys, "In the Morning"
This Ann Arbor trio cranks out radio-friendly guitar-pop singles with enviable speed and quality. Another winner from The Kelseys.


Safa Collective, "Adventure Time Theme (Official Black Metal Edition)"
These Ann Arbor kooks covered the Adventure Time theme song, which is normally a wacky li' ukelele number; now it's a wacky l'il screecher.

Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.