The Friday Refrain: A Bit Of What's New In Music

Happy Friday everyone! It's the start of the music festival season - Coachella is about to get underway! My husband and I have decided not to travel to any festivals this year, so there'll be a lot of webcast watching at this household. What a line-up for today though, from 4:00 on I would be stage hopping like crazy. Replacements, Neko Case, Grouplove, Girl Talk, Jon Spence Blues Explosion, and Outkast? Crazy.

The List

And now for some picks.

Lawn Games?

Incan Abraham, Tolerance

Little Racer, Modern Accent


Tweens, Tweens

Mean Creek, Local Losers

The Faint, Doom Abuse

Get in a dancing mood

Savage Skulls, single: "Dachstein"

De Lux, Voyage - I think the 2nd half of the album really picks it up.

Chill/Lazing about

Your Friend, Jekyll/Hyde

Adnan Joubran, Borders Behind

Folly & The Hunter, Tragic Care

Fireflies, In Dreams

Female Vocalist Groups/Musicians

Thus Owls, Turning Rocks - Like Tori Amos and another fe

EMA, The Future's Void

Highasakite, Silent Treatment

Nostalghia, Chrysalis

Speaking of festivals - One three word word: RadioLoveFest! Oh my goodness. It's probably a good thing I can't afford or go to this because I might break apart if I saw all my NPR loves in one week. Also, glad it doesn't have many non-East coast programs otherwise I wouldn't be able to stay away. And why hasn't this been done before? Agh! Okay, time to eat my hot dog. Stay hydrated this weekend and happy listening!

Friday Refrain is a weekly post regarding what new releases have caught my ear for the week. I try to compile a pretty comprehensive list of releases of the week and see what is available for me to listen to on the web. This is just my non-scientific, highly-subjective, randomly-listened-to list of stuff from the week. Oh, and I don’t always listen to lyrics or look at album art/music videos, so appropriateness is left up to the listener