Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Angus & Julia Stone: Cape Forestier

Angus and Julia Stone are quite the treasures of the folk community. The Australian duo has a new record out called Cape Forestier which I feel is their best yet. Twelve tracks of heart warming goodness! 

Opening track...

Monday, June 10, 2024

Pet Shop Boys: Nonetheless (Album Of The Summer)

80's music always sounds better in the summer. That's when we Gen-Xers would haul out our portable trannies or Sony Walkmans and head outside for adventure with the best soundtrack ever in the history of music. London's Pet Shop Boys were a big part of that and so, it is with great honor, that I have chosen their latest offering as the Album of the Summer.

Nonetheless is a stellar record. It reminds me of that golden age of music when synths and rhythm set the tone and told the story. The first track lets the listener know where they will be traveling...

The next track just sent nostalgic shivers up and down my spine...

And then we have the club number...

Folks, this record will be your theme music for the summer!

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Zayn: Room Under The Stairs

The pop stylings of Zayn have taken a decidedly soulful turn on his latest record. The Bradford, West Yorkshire lad has really come into his own on Room Under The Stairs. I highly recommend this record for fans of pop and soul alike!

Opening track...

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Billie Eilish: Hit Me Hard And Soft

The sheer emo-ness of Billie Eilish makes her a national treasure. Simply no one makes music like her. Her latest is called Hit Me Hard and Soft and the Los Angeles native continues to hit me in place where I didn't even know I had places.

Opening track..

Friday, June 7, 2024

Camera Obscura: Look To The East, Look To The West

True Scots Camera Obscura are back with a wonderful record called Look To The East, Look To The West. It's their first full length in eleven years and it's well worth the wait. The happy fun glimmer pop shines throughout all eleven tracks. There's even a dash of lounge which I love!

Opening track...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Lemon Twigs: A Dream Is All We Know

The Lemon Twigs remind us all of time that nearly all old people miss...the 1970's! Their latest is called A Dream Is All We Know and it positively drips with that decade. Art fueled nostalgia that makes me yearn for the past yet has come out in the present is eternally amazing. 

Here is the title track...

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Bnny: One Million Love Songs

Chicago has produced a plethora of amazing bands over the years and Bnny is one of the best. Their latest is called One Million Love Songs and it's indie rock at its finest. The voice if Jessica Viscius pierces the soul...

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

St. Vincent: All Born Screaming

St. Vincent's latest record plays like one long and amazing soundtrack to the next James Bond film. All Born Screaming is a tour de force in every sense of the word. I don't like using that phrase all that often but nothing else aptly can characterize how wonderful this record is.


Monday, June 3, 2024

Paul Weller: 66 (Album of the Week)

The Modfather is back! His latest record is called 66 and it just so happens that this is now his age. There is zero doubt that Paul Weller has aged like a fine wine. 66 sees all the usual and wonderful Weller explorations from pastorals and club music to dad rock and all the way through just great pop songs.

The first track that really sunk in was this haunting number...

It just hits the soul...

"Flying Fish" reminds of 2010-2012 Weller (Wake Up The Nation, Sonik Kicks)

And then just the pure MOD ROCK!

I make no bones about how Weller is second only to John Lennon in my world but 66 is a record for everyone. Start listening!

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Dua Lipa: Radical Optimism

Dua Lipa makes me happy when I listen to her music. For starters, it's just good fucking pop music. You can tall that she carefully crafts each track so it's just right. Her latest record follows this recipe and it's divine. Radical Optimism is a great album and a lifestyle...

Opening track...

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Sam Evian: Plunge

NYC'S Sam Evian's latest is called Plunge and its indie pop goodness has been most enjoyable to me of late. It has a psychedelic feel to it that reminds me of solo Beatles records. Or maybe just the 70s in general. Check it out! 

Opening track...