Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Notwist: Vertigo Days

Weilheim in Oberbayern's own The Notwist are quite an interesting and long lived outfit. They somehow manage to combine folk, Krautrock, and indie bliss into one giant gift to the world. Vertigo Days is their latest and it is wonderful. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hayley Williams: Flowers For Vases/Descansos

What a beautiful kiss Hayley Williams has bestowed (yet again) on the world with her latest offering, Flowers For Vases/Descansos. The first track sets the tone magnificently and, from there, it's an amazing journey filled with wonder.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Moons: Pocket Melodies (Album of the Week)

Northhampton's own The Moons are back after a long hiatus with their fourth long-player called Pocket Melodies. The album title is truly indicative of its sound. Simple, fun, catchy pop tracks rooted in decades of music history. 

This is truly Brit Rock at its finest and it's great to see the lads back in fine form on this one. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Foo Fighters: Medicine at Midnight

Slinky would not be a word that I would associate with the band Foo Fighters. But that's just what their latest record is and I love it! Medicine at Midnight finds Dave Grohl and Co. blazing new trails of sonic love. Some parts are quite funky and others are classic Foo Fighters. 

"Shame Shame" is my Track of the Week this week. Play it loud!!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Arlo Parks: Collapsed In Sunbeams

A stunning debut record for London's own Arlo Parks. Collapse Into Sunbeams has been a giant breath of warm air that has been much needed in these frigid north woods. The music reminds me a lot of summers and the lyrics are steeped in social commentary that strikes quite deeply in hearts and souls.

This is a must-have record for 2021.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Baio: Dead Hand Control (Album of the Week)

Baio, bass player extraordinaire of Vampire Weekend), has a fantastic new record out called Dead Hand Control. The album brings me back to an 80's Mpls sound and it's just the sort of indie grist I need right now. 

Here is the title track.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Lucero: When You Found Me

Memphis's own Lucero is back with a fantastic record called When You Found Me. They are billed as a country-rock band but they sure remind me an awful lot of the great power pop, guitar-driven bands of the '70s and '80s. 

Feeling a whole lot of nostalgia with this band! 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Midnight Sister: Painting The Roses (Album of the Week)

LA's own Midnight Sister has a new record out called Painting The Roses. Their chill vibe hit me at the right moment and now the album has taken complete hold over me. A great piece of music to close your eyes and just drift off in your mind palace...

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Steven Wilson: The Future Bites

For well over 20 years, I've been a fan of Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. I've even had the pleasure of seeing them live way back in 2005. Wilson continues to put out amazing music. His latest effort, The Future Bites, is a fine example of what he always does: define the times. 

For example, this track....

A stunning and beautiful indictment of our times. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Rhye: Home (Album of the Week)

Toronto's own Rhye is back with another gem of a record. Home continues his foray into slinky new R&B horizons. Obviously, this latest record is romantic but the overarching vibe is about all the areas of the heart and soul that experience love.