Monday, March 30, 2020

Caribou: Suddenly (Album of the Week)

It's a warm day in the North Woods and Caribou's latest record, Suddenly, is reminding me of the summer that is to come. Yes, that's right, I'm feeling nostalgic for a time that hasn't happened yet!

The Dundas, Ontario native employs a wide variety of musical watercolors to create a veritable cornucopia of aural delight. The genre of soul is particularly strong with this one. But there's also some late-night chill out that makes me yearn for those 2am quiet moments with a loved one. Check it out!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

San Cisco: Flaws EP

San Cisco has been a passion band of mine for just shy of a decade now. They make very heartfelt, soulful, and immensely fun pop music. Through their three full-lengths and several EPs, the King George, Freemantle outfit has shown tremendous growth in musical styles and diversity. My hometown of Minneapolis is a favorite spot for the group to stop so I've been spoiled over the years and have seen them four times live.

Their latest effort is an EP called Flaws. As all of their releases are, it's amazing. Here is one of the four tracks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Moaning: Make It Stop (Track of the Week)

It's been a while since I picked a track of the week. I thought this was a good one given the state of the world right now. I give you the Los Angeles based banded, Moaning.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Morrissey: I Am Not A Dog On Your Chain (Album of the Week)

The Moz is back with a new record and that makes this Brit obsessive most happy. I Am Not A Dog On Your Chain has all the choice themes, styles and hacks one would expect from a Morrissey record. He knows how to do this and we should all just absorb it and be thankful.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Circa Waves:Sad Happy

It's a great time for some pop fun and Liverpool's own Circa Waves fit that bill perfectly. Their fourth long-player was released last Friday and it's amazingly wonderful. The songs perfectly encapsulate the duality of man. We are sad and we are happy, often at the same time!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Cornershop: England Is A Garden

Leicester's own Cornershop are back and more psychedelic than ever with their latest release, England Is A Garden. It's 12 amazing tracks of tripped out, Indian tinged pop. Tjinder Singh really outdid himself with this one.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Districts: You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (Album of the Week)

As most of the world chills at home, music will play a large part in coping with social distancing. I plan on posting every day to get me through this crazy time. So, let's start off with my Album of the Week!

The Districts hail from Lititz, Pennsylvania, and their shimmer indie-pop is perfect for kicking back in a comfy chair and drifting off into peaceful bliss. They have some upbeat tracks on the record as well.  Check it out!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (Album of the Week)

The Big Moon are a fab London outfit that released their second LP in January. Walking Like We Do builds on their amazing first record (Love in the 4th Dimension) in terms of new pop exploration. It's been one of those slow absorbers for me that seeps in over weeks and then finally takes hold in my soul.

Here is one of my favorite tracks from the record

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Noel Gallagher: Blue Moon Rising

Noel Gallagher has been all about EP's lately and that's just dandy with me. His latest is Blue Moon Rising and continues his exploration into psychedelic dance music. He's very keen on journey based themes and style these days. These explorations really illustrate his growth as an artist.

Who needs Oasis with stuff like this?

Monday, March 2, 2020

Sarah Harmer: Are You Gone (Album of the Week)

I'm completely in love with Sarah Harmer's latest release, Are You Gone. The Burlington, Ontario native has taken me under her spell with her stories of St. Peter's Bay, shoemakers, love, heartache, nights out at bars, and squeaking voices. I've always been a sucker for good stories in the songs I love and Harmer is simply stellar at weaving fascinating yarns.

This record is in immediate contention for Album of the Year and I can't wait to listen to it in the fall as it is perfect for that season!