The Friday Refrain: A bit of what's new in music...
Somedays you just got to go with what you've got, so that's what I've got to do.
Ryan Adams just keeps rolling out the 7"s and is back this week with Burn in the Night which I enjoyed. Good job, Ryan Adams! If you listen to the podcast I co-host, you know my cohort loves Petite Noir who just announced a full album this fall and dropped this single, "Down." Just in time for my JD McPherson album to wear out, Leon Bridges brings the old sound with Coming Home. Desaparecidos (A Conor Oberst band) is back with Payola. And check out up-and-comer Bully with Feels Like which is very 90s grunge but fronted by a female. I'm hopefully looking forward to seeing what Josh thinks of it on Half Pints next week. And the craziest thing is out this week, The National did a performance art piece at MOMA in 2013 where they played their song "Sorrow" over and over again for 6 hours and now are releasing the entire thing in a boxed set titled, A Lot of Sorrow. Crazy.
AAAAOOOOOOOOoo, and some other animals
Wolf Alice, My Love is Cool
Thundercat, The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam EP
Au Revoir Simone, Red Rabbit
Other Things I'm Digging
Kacey Musgraves, Pagaent Material - I dont' know why but this country songstress' track "Dime Store Cowgirl" just charms me.
Parlour Tricks, Broken Hearts/Bones - Just some fun alt/indie rock
Zomes, Near Unison - songs built on a droning background, repetition, reminds me of an alternate universe's microphones?
T. Hardy Morrison, Hardy & the Hardknocks, Drownin On A Mountaintop - I didn't think this would be something I'd like but it's some good country/southern rock
Psychic Baos, Society's Lion on Peace of Mind/Can't Keep Us Down- Psychedelic rock out of southern Indiana that sounds like Cambodian Psychedelic Rock. My husband looked up the label and says it looks pretty much awesome sauce. So yeah, dig into that while jamming out to Psychic Baos.
The Royal Jesters, English Oldies - I don't usually talk about reissues too much on here because holy cow that would be a lot of list then, but this is great. Two dudes who formed in San Antonio back in the day, made their own label, rented out a place to play... Just brushed the surface on the history of these guys and going to go back for more later on.
Motopony, Welcome You - my kind of throw back vintage music. Putting it on a list with Clear Plastic Masks
Jorge Marazu, Escandinavia - Okay, I'm already not good at discerning what someone's singing about in the language I'm fluent in, so I don't know what this guy is saying - yet- but I like the music.
So there you go, there's a bit of diversity to the list this week. enjoy. Do you ever have something that you remember fondly and then when you revisit it, it's not so great, but even after that happening you still remember it fondly and go back, only to remember that it's not so great, and still the cycle repeats? Yeah, that's me and Spaghetti-O's. right now, in my nose I can smell Spaghetti-O's for some reason and it makes me want it but then I know I'd get it and be disappointed but I can't stop thinking, "Man I could really go for some Spaghetti-O's right now." Argh. Probably just end up making my own homemade version now... Anyway, Happy Listening!