What I'm liking right now...

I'm liking our new parrots on the wall, that's for sure. Also, I'm starting something new. I'm going to try every week to post what I've liked from recent music releases. It's nothing scientific. I'm checking out the Pop/Rock new release list on allmusic.com, making myself a Spotify playlist, and listening. There's only me though, and I can't just listen to music all day, I also have to teach it and create it, so I won't make it through the whole list. Maybe you'll find something new you like too. Maybe you'll hate all of it. Maybe I'll learn something more about what I like. We'll see. It's just my opinion and it seems personal musical taste is like politics - everyone has their own opinion and boy can they have an opinion sometimes. If these aren't your cup of tea, then keep searching for someone who gets what you like. You'll find it.

Disclaimer: There may be inappropriate language or content in these songs. I'm not going to censor my list. Possibly because I only half listen to lyrics and half of the time I don't even hear them correctly. All right.

So here goes, some pickings from the last 3 weeks:

This is what I'm definitely excited about and most likely have listened to multiple times:

Cate le Bon, Mug Museum

The Fireworks, Runaround

Crystal Fighters, Cave Rave

Sweet Baboo, Motorhome Songs EP

Together Pangea, Snakedog: I can only find 2 songs but I'm hooked.

Armchair, song: Minute of Love

Circa Waves, song: Getaway - need to find more of their stuff. now.

Intrigued, but didn't hear the whole album/want to give it another listen:

Twinsmith, Honestly

Bear's Den, Agape: If you love that sound of Mumford & Dawes, then Hey! Ho! you might want to check this one out.

Blazo, Colors of Jazz 2: Can't decide on this. Might just keep it on the party list.

Fijuka, Fijuka: I don't know if I'm just super amiable when sewing, but really dug this while crafting this week.

The Grip Weeds, Inner Grooves: I think this will fit warm days in the backyard very nicely.

The Cannanes, Hit the Wall EP

Jessie Evans, Glittermine: Only got 2 tracks in but she has that Lordes sound to her.

Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus, Bloom: Classic sounding blues rock and a touch of early 90s at times. There are definitely some great moments on this album, but something doesn't quite work for me personally. Still, it'll be on my party list.

Distant Correspondent, Distant Correspondent

From Beneath Billows, Monolith

Bomber Jackets, The Lister: I just don't know yet. I'll keep you posted if I start listening nonstop.

Some heavier bands, if you like that kind of thing: I am absolutely terribly picky and have a weird taste for this sort of music. This list is made of those I find tolerable but I might not entirely dig everything they do or every part of their band. And I really never pay attention to content in this music. At all.

We are Legend, Rise of the Legend

81db, A Blind Man's Dream

Ascension, Far Beyond the Stars

Autopsy, Introducing Autopsy

Chastain, Surrender to No One

Cold Colours, Cold Colours

Beltez, Tod Part 1


Okay, so there are a lot of end of the alphabet and beginning of alphabet in here, but I'm just starting. I'll get a system going, it'll be progressing. I was trying not to just latch onto things I already like, Andrew Bird and Amanda Palmer for example, and now haven't enjoyed their recent releases even though normally I'd be all over that stuff by now.

Happy weekend and I hope you were blessed with the chance/ability to get that John Denver & the Muppets picture disc! (if only my car hadn't decided to be all crazy on me this week)