Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Villagers: Sweet Savior (Track of the Week)

Dublin has produced many fine bands over the years and Villagers are no exception. Their fourth full length album, The Art of Pretending to Swim, has just dropped and it is completely mags. Perfectly crafted pop songs with stories of love, Irish towns, pubs, and journeys shimmer throughout this record. It also makes for a great autumnal soundtrack!

Here's my favorite track

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Autumn Music Series: Arthur Beatrice

The leaves are starting to turn, a chill is in the air at night, and the days are growing shorter. That means it's time to add to the Autumn Music Playlist!

First up is London's own Arthur Beatrice with their first single from 2012. We have the requisite echo-y guitars, of course but the landscape spanning vocals that somehow manage to also sound soft and quiet make this a perfect track for the fall playlist.


(note: click on the tag "Autumn Music Series" below for the full playlist)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Paul Weller: The Soul Searchers (Track of the Week)

The modfather has released his 26th studio album (counting The Jam and The Style Council, of course) and it's completely wonderful. True Meanings explores Weller's softer side with acoustic renderings backed by lush orchestrations. It's a perfect record for autumn. Here;s my favorite track...

Note: I will have a full review of this album up soon. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Muncie Girls: Picture of Health (Track of the Week)

Exeter's own Muncie Girls are a great deal of fun. Power punk has always been a great jam and this band really delivers it in spades on their just released second full length, Fixed Ideals. My first several listens brought me back to those halcyon days of mid-90's alt jams and sweaty mosh pits.

Here's my favorite track.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wild Nothing: Oscillation (Track of the Week)

Virginia's own Wild Nothing have really made quite a nice and tidy career for themselves these last eight years. They just released their fourth full length album called Indigo and it's more of the same, wonderful 80's tinged nostalgia. Of course, it sounds much better since it was recorded in the 21st century.

I love me some echo-y vocals and strummy guitars!