Friday, May 31, 2024

Kings of Leon: Can We Please Have Fun

Kings of Leon are back with Can We Please Have Fun, a very fun and yet chill affair that sees the lads from Nashville doing what they do best: make romantic music with a statement. I continue to be most pleased that music with actual instruments continues to be made with aplomb. 

Here is one of my faves...

Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Reds, Pinks, & Purples: Unwishing Well

I've been quite enjoying the latest offering from The Reds, Pinks, & Purples these last few days. Unwishing Well is, in many ways, a perfect spring album. Fresh and new! The San Francisco outfit has really outdone themselves on this one!!

Opening track...

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Taylor Swift: The Tortured Poet's Department

What a year it's been for Taylor Swift. She's pretty much the monarch of the world right now, sowing envy in the hearts of men everywhere. So, it's really nice to see her make a theme record that focuses on the exact opposite of regency: tortured poets.

She may be a megastar but she her true personality is an emo chick who just can't deal...

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The High Llamas: Hey Panda

Hey pandas! Guess what? The High Llamas have a new album out!! It's their first record since 2016. Guess what it's called?

Quite wonderful....

Monday, May 27, 2024

The Zutons: The Big Decider (Album of the Week)

Far too many British bands make a couple of records, gain massive fans like me, and then break up or form other bands. I honestly thought The Zutons, a Liverpool outfit, were one of those bands. I sadly left them back in 2008 when their third and supposedly final record came out, occasionally going back to listen to their catalog and lamenting the loss.

Yet here we are sixteen years later with a new Zutons record called The Big Decider. Fuck yeah!

The first track is just a corker...

And then we get into some serious northern soul!

So so happy this band is back. Start listening now!

Friday, May 24, 2024

Kelly Jones: Inevitable Incredible

Kelly Jones has a new solo record out called Inevitable Incredible and it's wonderful to see this artist's truest expression of himself. His recent foray into filmmaking has inspired his music to be more cinematic. Honestly, I feel like I'm watching a movie when I listen to this album.

Opening track...

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers: Revelations

Sometimes you just need a little alt country. That's why I'm massively hearting Sarah Shook and the Disarmers' latest record called Revelations. What a powerhouse this record is. I'm so thankful that bands still make albums like this.

Opening and title track...

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mark Knopfler: One Deep River

Rock icon and monster guitar wizard Mark Knopfler's latest record is yet another gem in his now six decade catalog. The 12 songs on One Deep River are shining examples of why this man is a complete and total legend. 

Opening track...

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

James: Yummy

Venerated Brit rockers James are back with another excellent addition to their lexicon of solid rock and pop music. The Mancunians latest is called Yummy and it is indeed just that. The positivity is overwhelming on this one


Monday, May 20, 2024

Still Corners: Dream Talk (Album of the Week)

London's own Still Corners is back with a bliss filled record called Dream Talk. The opening track takes you in like a David Lynch film...

Is it possible to be attracted to a song? That's how I feel about "Today Is The Day."

The album is a haunting journey into the human soul that somehow manages to be optimistic and mystical at the same time. Example...

Soul overwhelmed...

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Boeckner: Boeckner!

The keyboard/synth/80s power of Boeckner is on my mind a lot these days. His first official solo album (self titled) just dropped and it is quite magnificent. Listen and dance!

Opening track...

Friday, May 17, 2024

Klaus Johann Grobe: Io Tu il Loro

Soft rock lovers will being completely mad for Swiss duo Klaus Johann Grobe's latest record, Io Tu il Loro. I've been feeling nostalgia for the 70s and summer breezes listening to this album for the last few weeks. They have completely nailed the genre!

Opening track...

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Black Keys: Ohio Players

The Black Keys are back with a rockin' new record called Ohio Players. The Akron Ohio natives have really outdone themselves on this one with the stories told and the style unfurled. Also, one of the best album covers I've seen in years!

Opening track...

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Khruangbin: A La Sala

Houston's own Khruangbin is back with another shag worthy record for lovers everywhere. A La Sala slides into your heart and soul like a fine Vesper martini. 

Opening track, babies...

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Libertines: All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade (Album of The Week)

Readers of this site know how my soul is filled very deeply with British music. I love bands from that amazing island and The Libertines are a shining example of that excellence and superiority in music.

The lads from London have a new record out called All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade that is dripping with the culture of England and how it affects the lives of those who live there. 

A great example is this track...

And this track...well, the title says it all...

No doubt they have taken a serious turn on this one but it is most welcome. 

Start listening now!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Vampire Weekend: Only God Was Above Us

Vampire Weekend is back with Only God Was Above Us and the NYC outfit has never sounded better. Their deployment of a massive array of instruments on all ten of its amazing tracks. 

Here is my chill...great vibe...

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Chemtrails: The Joy of Sects

Chemtrails is quite an interesting outfit. The Mancunians latest is called The Joy of Sects and it reminds me a great deal of the B-52s. And they have this great way of singing that is just magical!

One of my faves...

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

X Ambassadors: Townie

Ithaca's own X Ambassadors take a very much welcome mellow turn on their latest effort, Townie. The stories told and the music played paint a very melancholy view of our country. It's important to hear in the year 2024. 

Here is one of my faves...also the closing track...

Monday, May 6, 2024

Blu Detiger: All I Ever Want Is Everything

NYC's own Blu Detiger gets my nod for this week's Album Of The Week. All I Ever Want Is Everything is a shovel to the head stunner of a first record. It cooks like my grandma's chili and soothes like the best healer in the world. 


But she also has tracks the are smooth and silky...

Blu has me head over heels with this album. The absolute perfect combination of pop and indie. 

Start listening now!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Daniel Romano: Too Hot To Sleep

Today I'd like to thank Daniel Romano for making an album like they used to make them in the 70s and 80s. Too Hot To Sleep is an absolute gem. The guitar work and pop craftsmanship are out of this world. 

Opening track...

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Cherym: Take It Or Leave It

I'm really digging the Derry outfit Cherym. Their latest is Take It Or Leave It, a wonderful collection of garage-ish hilarity and fun. 

Ah to be young again...

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Church: Eros Zeta And The Perfumed Guitars

Completely and utterly overjoyed that Sydney's best dream pop outfit, The Church, keep making thoroughly amazing music. Their latest is called Eros Zeta And The Perfumed Guitars and it's all the things we love about this band.

Here is one of my faves...they always have that "future" vibe...