Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Sadies: Colder Streams

The Sadies are a Toronto gem. Their latest, Colder Streams, is a fantastic foray into psychedelic pop. Cosmic mind journeys are abundant on this record which amazingly marks their fourth decade on the scene. 

Here is the opening track...

Monday, August 15, 2022

Lizzo: Special (Album of the Week)

Lizzo is amazing! And she's from my hometown of Minneapolis!! Her latest release is called Special and it is that indeed. I just love how honest she is in all her lyrics. Zero filter is always the best way to go.

She truly is the future of R&B and with each release I can see this artist achieving Everest like heights and beyond. 

Here is the title track...

Friday, August 12, 2022

Lil Silva: Yesterday Is Heavy

Bedford's own Lil Sliva has just released his sophomore effort and it is truly a gem of electronic music. Yesterday is Heavy is chill and danceable at the same time, reminding me a lot of Friendly Fires. The sonic mindscapes he creates are crazy in their expansiveness.

You must "Be Cool" and buy this record!

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Kooks: 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark (Album of the Week)

The pride of Brighton is back! The Kooks have a new record out called 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark and it is marvelous. The album continues the band's exploration of synth soul and pop while still retaining their "dudes with guitars" street cred. The Kooks continue to be cornerstones of Brit Rock with this wonderful entry into the pantheon of holy music.  

Here is one of fave tracks...classic Kooks!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights

Compton's own Steve Lacy is a musical pioneer. And he's exploring horizons that most musicians only dream of seeking. His sophomore effort, Gemini Rights, is an exquisite kiss of music history in terms of genre and style. As always, his guitar work is stellar. 

Here is one of my faves...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Chris: Ryan Adams (Another Album of the Week)

I'm bookending this week with another selection from Ryan Adams. Chris is the third of a trilogy of albums that were originally due to come out in 2019. Wednesdays and Big Colors, the first two chapters, set a tone of dark Americana that is lost due to love, life, and a world that doesn't exist anymore. 

Chris is a heartfelt tribute to a close friend of Adams who is no longer with us. It has the same late 70s/early 80s radio sound that all of his most recent albums share. It's a common thread of nostalgia for a place lost in the ashes of time and that's honestly pretty fucking sad.

Here is the title track...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Ryan Adams: FM (Album of the Week)

How many albums can Ryan Adams release over a year-long period? The answer seems to be as many as he fucking wants to release. FM is the third release of 2022 alone and the fourth over the last year if you count 2021's Big Colors

His latest effort sees him once again diving deeply into that radio sound of the late 70s and early 80s. FM could easily be one of those records that everyone in your high school bought that day it came out and wore it out from play just a few months later. 

It's nostalgia for a time that was but never was...