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

Ah yes, Friday. Once again. Check out Half Pints Whole Notes this week for a very country version and then some standard girl rock recommendations from my co-host Josh and I. But what else is there in this land of music? Well, let me tell you...

Enter the wonderful world of The List. A list of releases I have culminated from here and there where genres are defined by me, and as you can see, I didn't get a lot listened to this week, but ah well.

Indie rocking folksy songwriting Dawes has returned again with long narrative songs (just guessing here) on All Your Favorite Bands. Speaking of narrative songwriting, Sun Kil Moon released Universal Themes. Power singer Florence + the Machine is out with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. And Jamie xx of - how I didn't put this together before - The XX released In Colour. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard teamed up once again to delight us with Django & Jimmie. Pop-Rockers Barenaked Ladies are here with Silverball. And Indigo Girls are here again wtih One Lost Day. Oh and I always forget that I like them, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is rocking a 90s jukebox with The High Country. Also, the final Frank Zappa album is out this week, Dance Me This, recorded before he died if I remember the article I read last night correctly.

Also this week...

We have a plethora of EPs out this week. Including Erick Macek, Erick Macek EP and Isaac Adni, This Is An EP ep.

If you're looking for a good way to wind down from the day, check out Gacha, Send Two Sunsets. It's chill and lets your mind unravel.

Hilary Grist released an album/children's book this week titled Tomorrow Is A Chance To Start Over and I'm going to be looking to add this to the library. It was a restless evening in the house last night so I ended up listening to it with my son at 3:00 in the morning and it was really nice. From what I remember because no matter how awake I am, I'm not going to remember everything at 3 o'clock in the morning.

If you're a fan of early Ray LaMongtagne, perhaps you should check out Kail Baxley, A Light That Never Dies.

And this album looks apt for my day, Porcelain Raft, Half Awake EP. (I told you there are a ton of EPs this week)

Also, some sunny CAish rock from Eternal Summers, Gold and Stone.

Kinski, 7 (or 8) is kinda Mudhoney/Nirvana early 90s

Francesca Belmonte's Anima makes me think of a 1980s dark alley scene with the fog machines rolling

I know I will be disappointed when I listen to Nozinja, Nozinja Lodge and it's not ninja music, so maybe I just won't listen to it and make up my own idea of it. Or maybe I will to be fair.

And I don't know, maybe that's good for this week. For some reason this is stuck in italics. Let's roll with it. The boy is running out of toys, I don't have long. You know what next weekend is? BONNAROOOOOOOOOOOO!!! And while I won't be making it back to the farm (AGAIN) this year, I will be there in mind and will be sending positivity to everyone rocking it out over there. Next year. We're buying our tickets as soon as they're on sale. We're going to make it work. in the meantime, make it a good one this year Bonnaroo. And go play in the fountain for me. Happy Listening!