Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Iris DeMent: Workin' On A World

The pride of Paragould, Arkansas, Iris DeMent is back with her seventh long player filled with Americana goodness. Workin' On A World is a just a gorgeous record of country and folk beauty. 

We are all warriors of love...

Monday, March 20, 2023

Meet Me @ The Altar: Past//Present//Future (Album of the Week)

The post punk movement has a formidable champion in the form of Meet Me @ The Altar. The trio met online via YouTube and hail from various points in the country (Georgia, Florida, New Jersey). 

Their first album is called Past//Present//Future which is apropos for its sound. That punky, Green Day-ish pop sound is there but with the fresh energy of a new perspective.

Here is the opening track...

Monday, March 13, 2023

Kali Uchis: Red Moon In Venus (Album of the Week)

Kali Uchis may have just delivered the most romantic album of 2023. The Alexandria, Virginia native third record is easily her finest. Red Moon In Venus starts off as a beautiful warm and wonderful kiss and goes from there into near-perfect amorous ecstasy. I've been completely enchanted by it for the past couple of weeks. It's just stunning. 

Here is the opening track...find your lover:)

Sunday, March 12, 2023

The Church: The Hymnogogue

Venerated 80's dream pop stars The Church are back with The Hypnogogue, their 18th album in now six decades of output. All the things we love about this Sydney outfit are present, including some very deep introspection lyrically from frontman Steve Kilbey. I've always been struck by how this band can so easily make cosmic, mind-expanding music. 

The opening track sets the tone...

Monday, March 6, 2023

Gorillaz: Cracker Island (Album of the Week)

The fake but still really awesome band Gorillaz is back with Cracker Island, a groovier, more danceable album than their previous ones. I feel a whole lot of 80s flowing through me when I listen to it.

Loads of cool guests also appear! Example...Stevie Nicks...

Friday, March 3, 2023

Paramore: This Is Why

This Is Why is the latest record from Franklin's Tennessee own Paramore. It's their sixth offering and the outfit continues to reach for Everest like heights. I hear so many different styles from so many different eras that it's honestly overwhelming. 90s alt rock, dream pop, AM gold, and synth pop are all present plus much much more. 

Here is the opening and title track.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Inhaler: Cuts and Bruises (Album of the Week)

The pride of Dublin is back with yet another shovel-to-the-head stunner of a record. Cuts and Bruises is shimmery guitar pop at its finest. With this sophomore effort, Inhaler has officially become a top-tier "dudes with guitars" band, right up there with my faves.

Here is the opening track...