The Friday Refrain: Saturday Edition!

Hello my friends! Sorry for the delay this week but we had to bring our cat to the vet. Lilies are very dangerous for cats so keep that in mind if you also have a furry feline roommate. He should be coming home tonight though and that will be a huge relief.

Anyway, on to this week. Father John Misty and his new album, I Love You Honeybear was probably the biggest item released this week.Ricky Martin is back with A Quein Quiera Eschuchar and Thurston Moore teamed up with John Moloney for Full Bleed. But there was so much more than that this week...

Wait for it - The list

So the cat had his day when I had planned to do the bulk of my listening and writing. So here's a couple thoughts:

If you like Cage The Elephant and Dr. Dog, throw on The Districts; A Flourish and A Spoil.

William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist was another favorite with its build of sounds. Kinda Arcade Firey but not, Bon Ivery but not, Andrew Birdy but not.

Oh yeah, JD McPherson was another big release (at least to me) this week. He's got that good old rock n roll sound to his music and his upbeat tracks are fun to dance to. If you're still itching for some more of that old rock n roll sound also check out 6 String Drag, a 90s alt-country band back together again with a different sound on their album, Roots Rock N Roll.

Get some awesome drums with Trio Chemirani, Dawar or check out some bluegrass with Robert Earl Keen, Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions.

Well that's about it for this week. I was going to try to compile my best of love and lovelorn songs of the last year but cat hospital and all. So slip on some classic bossa nova for the lovers or try out Karen O's Crush Songs for the lovelorn. Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day and Happy Listening!