Thursday, October 14, 2021

Heartless Bastards: A Beautiful Life

There certainly is more empathy and love than I would expect from the band Heartless Bastards. The Cincinnati outfit has just released their sixth long-player and it's the gem of their catalog. The chill lounge vibe is mos def working for them. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Public Service Broadcasting: Bright Magic

London's own Public Service Broadcasting is back with their fifth offering and it makes me feel like I'm being introduced to a film that's familiar but I've never seen. The plot takes all over Europe and it's about love and travel. I can see all the characters and how they interact. 

I want to see this film that doesn't exist. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Lathums: How Beautiful Life Can Be (Album of the Week)

The Lathums are going to be the next great British band. These proud sons of Wigan in the Greater Manchester area have released an absolute corker of a debut record. How Beautiful Life Can Be is Dudes With Guitars perfect! I'm so so happy this genre is still alive and kicking. 

Here is one of my favorite tracks...

These lads are amazing!!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Low: Hey What

It's always special when a band from my home state of Minnesota makes great music. Duluth's Low has been doing it for nearly thirty years. Their latest record, Hey What, is another deep dive into atmospheric slowcore and cinematic journeys. 

Here is one of my favorite tracks...

Coldplay: Talk (Autumn Music Series)

Coldplay always reminds me of the Fall. There's just something about their sound. It is mind horizon expansive combined with echo-y guitars and fading daylight. I suppose the fact that many of their albums came out in the fall or in the early summer with tours in the fall also plays into their autumnal quality. 

"Talk" from X&Y is one of their best Fall songs. The opening draws you into crunchy leaf and colder wind bliss...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Julia Bardo: Bauhaus, L'appartamento

The Italian-born but now lives in Manchester artist Julia Bardo has just put out a completely fabulous record called Bauhaus, L'appartamento. It reminds me a lot of 90's alt-rock combined with lo-fi goodness. I love how women look at love in such a different way than men. Most refreshing! 

Monday, October 4, 2021

X Ambassadors: The Beautiful Liar (Album of the Week)

Ithaca, New York's own X Ambassadors continue their colossus-like dominance over pop music with their latest release, The Beautiful Liar. This record is just as stunning as their last one. Every track is brilliant and this time around they have a fascinating narrative that weaves its way throughout the album. 

Here is one of my favorite tracks...