The Friday Refrain: Your Weekly New Music Digest
Sometimes one might write something and then one might not post it. Sometimes that might be the case for last Friday. Perhaps. So let's start with the news I wrote last week:
Last Friday in musicdom Bush is back with Black and White Rainbows. A Thee Oh Sees' dude has a side project titled Damaged Bug and released Bunker Funk. Hurray for the Riff Raff is out with The Navigator. One of my favorite singing voices personally, Valerie June released the Order of Time. Celebrating 50 years of life the guy behind Magnetic Fields wrote a song for each of his years on 50 Song Memoir. Singer-Songwriter and amazing guitarist Laura Marling presents Semper Femina. Indie Rockers The Shins return with Heartworms. Oh, that doesn't sound good. How about: Indie Rockers The Shins have a new album named Heartworms. (though still gross) And indie duo Tennis are back with Yours Conditionally. Ah, and one singer-songwriter to round it out David Bazan, who released a Christmas album and bonus ep this past season, released Care.
So that was then and this is now. Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker team up to release Room 29. For some reason Conor Oberst decided to flesh out his amazing and one of his best albums ever from last year plus add other instruments to create Salutations. Two blast from the pasts Depeche Mode release Spirit and Rick Ross is back with Rather You Than Me. One of my all time favorite bands, Spoon, with that complicated rhythm and catchy tunes are back with Hot Thoughts. Pitbull released Climate Change. ANOHNI also returns with Paradise. Ty Segall released a single which I note because it is on Spotify. Paul Schaffer adn the World's Most Dangerous Band created Paul Schaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band. And I think that's it. There you go.
This is the part where I make odd lists while drinking coffee and eating chocolate, but Clyde my cat has curled up on my lap.
Billy Valentine, Brit eyed Soul
When Nalda Became Punk, Those Words Broke Our hearts
Ha Ha Tonka, Heart-shaped Mountain
Army of Bones, Army of Bones
The Shins, Heartworms
Backwards Dancer, Backwards Dancer
Heart Attack Man, The Manson Family
By the way, in the course of all that, the cat jumped down and I have coffee and cake.
All right, I know you are all antsy to get back to your corned beef so I'll just throw a bunch of the stuff I like onto a Spotify list and leave that at the bottom here.