Tuesday, February 25, 2020

La Roux: 21st Century (Track of the Week)

La Roux has a certain innate coolness about them. Sure, they are from London and that place is cool but it's more than that. They are hip and happy-go-lucky at the same time, something that is quite difficult to achieve. 

Their latest effort, Supervision, starts out with the mega fun track, "21st Century." Go dance!


Friday, February 21, 2020

Tame Impala: The Slow Rush (Album of the Week 3 of 3)

Perth's own Tame Impala is back with a corker of a record. The Slow Rush expands Kevin Parker's musical soundscapes to an even greater degree. Think of the film How The West Was Won in three screen Cinerama!

As with all of his records, the listener goes on a journey into parts both known and unknown within their own, unique mind palace. There is no plan except to see sounds, hear colours, and trip the fuck out!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tennis: Swimmer (Album of the Week 2 of 3)

When I first heard of Denver's own Tennis, I'll admit that I was interested merely because I play the sport of tennis. But their pop hooks won me over immediately anyway so who cares how I found them?

Their latest release, Swimmer, is so much fun. It makes me feel like summer on the inside, something I sorely need right now with sub zero temps in the North Woods. I plan on playing this album in July as I am walking around Lake of the Isles and feeling the warm sun beat down on my face...


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Huey Lewis and The News: Weather (Album of the Week 1 of 3)

Last Friday, I downloaded three albums and they were all biblical. I couldn't decide which one to pick so I am choosing all three for this week. First up is Huey Lewis and the News, San Francisco pop wonders from the 80's, back to full strength with their 10th full length record, Weather.

Waves of nostalgia washed over me as I took in this seven track treasure. The album even sounds like it was mixed in the 80's which was obviously the intent. Go get this record now!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Blossoms: Foolish Loving Spaces (Album of the Week)

Greater Manchester's own Blossoms are back with their second full length record and it's the perfect soundtrack with which to dream of spring. In fact, I'm declaring this corker of an album my pick for Spring 2020. Check out this track...

Can't you just feel the flowers bloom?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Courteeners: More. Again. Forever. (Track of the Week)

Middleton's favorite sons, The Courteeners, are back with an exciting new record called More. Again. Forever. The title track is bloody mags for late-night dance parties and grinding with your favorite hottie.

Go find them and rip it up!


Bombay Bicycle Club: Everyone Else Has Gone Wrong (Album of the Week)

London's own Bombay Bicycle Club is back with their fifth full length entitled Everyone Else Has Gone Wrong. I have to say that I feel like that more and more these days so the overall theme of the record immediately sucked me in. Happy, fun pop tunes are Bombay's raison d'etre and they have certainly perfected it on this record. Eleven tracks of head shaking and toe-tapping perfection!