Monday, June 27, 2022

Foals: Life Is Yours (Album of the Week)

Oxford lads Foals are back with a new record called Life Is Yours. Within a few seconds of my first listen, I wondered if I had picked up a Level 42 album instead. Being a total nerd for that 80s outfit, I was ecstatic! The themes and the style of this record will make fans of either band happy. 

Get ready to dance!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: Night Gnomes

Perth's own Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are back with their fifth long-player of scrumptious, mind-warping fun. Night Gnomes is yet another example of the musical renaissance going on in Australia, most of it in the psych pop genre. Bril!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Monophonics: Sage Motel

Monophonics are back with more sweet soul bliss guaranteed to soothe your spirit in these trouble times. Sage Motel is a big beautiful kiss from the early 1970's, my favorite time period for R&B.

Here is the title track...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tears For Fears: The Tipping Point (Album of the Summer)

Tears For Fears has always meant SUMMER for me. My heart grows immediately warm when I hear their music because it reminds me of so many summers in my 80s youth. Watching their videos on MTV or hearing their latest hit (and there were SO many) on the radio, the band just sounds better in the summer!

So, it's only natural that their latest record, The Tipping Point, is my choice for the soundtrack to your summer. The title track alone, which I highlighted when I made the record my Album of the Week last March, oozes summer wind and chlorine-smelling pools.

The last track, though, is just perfect for that late-night drive home from a summer date. The wind blowing...maybe by the beach somewhere...or even in a city with all the lights...mmm...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Wilco: Cruel Country (Album Of The Week)

Wilco is back with a two album set called Cruel Country and it honestly couldn't have come at a better time. Our country is really fucked up right now and it's somehow comforting to hear Tweedy sing about its current state of malaise. All 21 tracks deeply explore Americana and how its heart can sometimes be dark. 

"I love my country like a little child. I love my country, stupid and cruel, red white and blue."


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Yerin: Aria EP

I've gone from a few toes to now a full half leg dipped into K Pop. I can't help it! Some of it is just really infectious. 

Take Yerin, for example. Formerly of the outfit GFriend and now solo has an amazing first volley out called Aria. I think it's the 80s kid in me that just needs some bubble gum pop once in a while.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Kevin Morby: This Is A Photograph

Kevin Morby gets to a place in me that only he can access. It's weird and hard to explain. You just have to buy all of his albums and listen to them a lot. 

His latest is called This Is A Photograph and it's a complete gem. Here is one my faves from the record...