Monday, September 30, 2019

Belle and Sebastien: I Know Where The Summer Goes (Track of the Week)

Glasgow's own Belle and Sebastien have offered the perfect farewell kiss to the summer of 2019 with a rerelease of their  track "I Know Where The Summer Goes." Taken from their latest album Days of the Bagnold Summer, a soundtrack to the film of the same name, this song is an aural metaphor for fading sunlight and lost love.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Twin Peaks: Lookout Low (Album of the Week)

Chicago has produced many a great band over the years but there is something truly amazing about Twin Peaks. I'll admit they caught my eye merely because of their name (I am a HUGE fan of the show) back in 2010 when they released their first album. Their music won me over very quickly and their latest release is a five-star stunner.

Tapping into a '70s dripped dream filled with the Allman Brothers and Bob Dylan, Lookout Low is a pure delight of nostalgia. and top-notch musicianship. Here is the opening track...

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Gene Loves Jezebel: Heavenly Body (Autumn Music Series)

It's that time of the year again!! The Autumn Music Series begins again today on the first day of fall. I thought I would kick it off with this early 90's chestnut from London's own Gene Loves Jezebel. I've enjoyed this track, with its echo-y guitars and infinite sonic landscapes, for over 25 years. It's PERFECT for a long road trip to look at the changing leaves!!

As always, if you want the perfect playlist for the fall, click the tag "Autumn Music Series" below to check out all the amazing, autumnal tracks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bat For Lashes: Vampires (Track of the Week)

London's own Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has a fab new record out called Lost Girls. The track "Vampires" has caught my attention with its echo-y ferociousness and saxophone from the 80's, Miami Vice.

Play it loud, people!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Joyero: Release The Dogs (Album of the Week)

Andy Stark (Wye Oak) has just released his latest project and it's magnificent. Performing under the name Joyero, this Baltimore native's first solo effort, entitled Release the Dogs, is a drone filled pop mess full of sonic love. It's been in constant rotation on my iPhone this week and it should be the same on all of your devices.

Here is a taste of the wonderfulness...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rheostatics: Vancouver (Track of the Week)

Ontario, Canada's own Rheostatics are back with their first full length in over 12 years. The opening track from Here Comes The Wolves is simply wonderful and it's my track of the week.

As an aside, it's a good primer for the upcoming Autumn Music Series!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Whitney: Forever Turned Around (Album of the Week)

Chicago's own Whitney has released their second full length and it is quite enjoyable on a number of levels. Max and Julien still have much of that Smith Westerns sound which makes me happy, of course, but they also have a fab 1970's vibe going on with this record that brings me back to my childhood.

Here is the opening track that starts your journey...

Monday, September 2, 2019

Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell (Track of the Week)

I find Lana Del Rey to be fascinating. I'm not the biggest fan of her music but there is something about it that I just can't ignore. Is it the baroque poppiness of it all? Perhaps. It has just enough dream pop in it that I truly do heart her artistry.

Her sixth full length just dropped and I really dig it. Here is the opening song and my choice for track of the week.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Friendly Fires: Inflorescent (Album of the Week)

The lads from St. Albans Hertfordshire, England have finally returned with a full-length album and it's a corker. Inflorescent has eleven tracks that are guaranteed to get your booty moving and possibly even generate a deep desire to turn your living space into a late-night dance club rager. This record is easily in contention for Album of the Year.

Here is my favorite track...