The Friday Refrain: A bit of what's new in music

Hey there! What a great week. Damon Albarn's Everyday Robots is definitely worth a good listen or two, or three. But I'll warn you, it's not one to put on and get motivated. Ray Lamontagne released Supernova this week. I haven't kept up with him in the last few years, but I did a full listen to this one and really enjoyed the entire album. The songs cross subgenres and keep it interesting without being too scatterbrained.

Without further adieu, The List

I'm going to do something different this week. No clever themes or random lists. It's just...

Things I Listened to and Liked after listening to a 3 song set. (Besides the aforementioned Damon Albarn and Ray Lamontagne)

A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Atomos VII - Slowly unfurling into a beautiful soundscape. Lovely lovely music.

Chad VanGaalen, Shrink Dust

Ester Deen, Get My Dough [Single] - The chorus is reminiscent of Icona Pop/Charli XCX's "I Love It." Which may be why I like this too.

The Fruitful Earth, Rising Sun - There's some good in this. Giving it a second round of listens this weekend

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Midnight Sun - I don't know what this is, but I like it. It's odd, in the good way.

Harri Kuusijarvi Koutus, Koutus - Guitar and Accordion led instrumental music, do you need any other reason really?

Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me - Good pop violin music? I don't know how to describe it except that I'm going to be listening to this for the rest of the day.

To Listen List:

(As in, I'm actively looking forward to putting on these albums so I want to mention them now)

Rodrigo y Gabriela, 9 Dead Alive

Rebecca & Fiona, Beauty is Pain

Old Smokey, Wester Easter

Wye Oak, Shriek

So there you have it, another week, another round of new music. A little heavy on the metal, a little lighter on the lead female vocalists, and some really interesting things to listen to. 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