Monday, February 28, 2022

The Jazz Butcher: The Highest In The Land (Album of the Week)

The passing of Pat Fish was a sad day last October 5th. His outfit, The Jazz Butcher, was a regular staple of my college years. Thankfully, a posthumous release has appeared and it is quite wonderful. The Highest in the Land is an amazing final chapter in the life of an artist that too many had never heard of.

Here is the opening track...

I also would urge all of you to pick up the retrospective called Dr. Cholmondley Repents: A-sides, B-Sides and Seasides. It's a great collection for new and old fans alike! 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Combo Chimbita: Ire

The Colombian masters of psychedelic chill music are back with a wonderful record called Ire.Sit back and listen cleanly to the slinky vibes of Combo Chimbita

The first track sets the tone...

Saturday, February 26, 2022

MØ: Motordome

Ah, MØ. MØ...MØ...MØ are pretty much everything pop music should be. And you are the pride of Ubberud, Odense, Denmark. 

Your third album is amazing. Everyone should own it. Here is one of my favorite tracks...

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Josephine Foster: Godmother

When I look at the thermometer outside my house these days, I find myself yearning for the fall. It's cool but not freezing! Thankfully, I have Josephine Foster's Godmother to evoke that autumnal feeling that warms my heart. The Colorado native has the psych-folk genre down pat!

Here is my favorite track on the record...


Monday, February 21, 2022

The Sherlocks: World I Understand (Album of the Week)

Thank God for the proud sons of Barnsley, South Yorkshire known collectively and musically as The Sherlocks. They are proudly carrying the Brit Rock torch forward in this century and their latest record, World I Understand. Honestly, it's their best yet! 

Here is one of my favorite tracks...

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Animal Collective: Time Skiffs

Baltimore's own Animal Collective has a stunning new record out called Time Skiffs. It's psychedelic pop at its finest with dashes of jam band and scifi rock. Fans of XTC will love love love this record. Prepare for a deep and thoughtful journey into your mind! 

Here is one of my favorite tracks...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft

LA's own Eels are back with yet another stellar offering. Extreme Witchcraft is vintage Mark Oliver with a few surprising twists in terms of genre-bending fun. 

Here is one of my faves...

Monday, February 14, 2022

Orlando Weeks: Hop Up (Album of the Week)

Orlando Weeks just dropped his third long-player and it's very Ted Lasso-like in its optimism. Hop Up is a merry jaunt through the joys of love and life. There's even a track called "Yup Yup Yup Yup." Seriously, how much more upbeat could you be than that!?

But my favorite is the opening number. So atmospheric and time spanning...

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Pinegrove: 11:11

Ah, the joys of jangly guitar pop. It heals my soul on a daily basis. That's why I heart Pinegrove as much as I do. Their latest is called 11:11 and it contains many amazing tracks that will make fans of this genre feel beyond fulfilled. 

Here is one of my faves...

Monday, February 7, 2022

Miles Kane: Change The Show (Album of the Week)

Miles Kane is a veritable treasure of Brit Rock. His albums are giant megaphones of every single genre that has ever been labeled as cool. A listener could hear Kennedy Era cool, freakbeat, and spaghetti western all in one song! 

His latest record, Change The Show, is a powerhouse of everything pop music should be. Example: these two tracks...

Groovy lusciouness!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Blood Red Shoes: Ghosts on Tape

Sometimes a goth drone vibe is in order. That's where Brighton's Blood Red Shoes comes in handy. Their latest is called Ghosts on Tape and it's dark but wonderful. 

Wear your black eyeliner...