The Friday Refrain: Your Weekly New Music Digest
Greetings! It's Friday again. Already. And we went to the library today so there is a stack of cookbooks just staring at me. I probably shouldn't have put them right next to me. I just want to lay down on the couch and start reading. But first things first.
Today in music we have two HUGE reissues: Prince's Purple Rainand Radiohead's Ok Computer. Popular Rockers with a kicking stage show Imagine Dragons released Evolve today. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame released Together At Last. Yonder Mountain String Band return with Love Ain't Love. Vince Staples released Big Fish Theory and Bone Thugs N Harmony have New Waves out today as well. DJ Khaled is Grateful. Finally, my excitement for today is for The Deslondes a few weeks back they had a single out that I really enjoyed and today the full release is up for grabs, Hurry Home.
Now for an oddity list. Since it's the Solstice time of year...
GospelbeacH, Another Summer of Love
Hidden Orchestra, Dawn Chorus
Lost Balloons, Hey Summer
UMFANG, Symbolic Use of Light
Palm, Shadow Expert
Peaking Lights, The Fifth State of Consciousness
White Suns, Psychic Drift
Dane Uno, Everything in the Dark Comes To Light
(Bonus: Winter's response - How Did We Get So Dark? Royal Blood)
If you want...
to listen to some tenuous, fragile indie music? Try Penelope Trappe, Penelope One
a voice like Edward Sharpe and laid back vintage rock? Michael Nau, Some Twist
some noisy rock? Jason Loewenstein, Spooky Action
some classic Mexican rancheras and corridos? Antonio Aguilar, A Diez Años De Su Adiós
amazingly textured, looped and buoyant music? Dustin Wong, Are Euphoria
Okay so there's some recommendations. I could probably give about 10 rock suggestions but time is a ticking a way and there are cookbooks to read, chicken to get out of the oven, and a logic puzzle sitting here taunting me. Oh yes, I live the exciting life. Check out the Spotify playlist below, follow me on twitter (@bunkamade), and all that jazz. Speaking of jazz, if you're in the Twin Cities don't forget it is also Jazz Fest this weekend! Or if you want to see a gender bender Pirates of Penzance, check out One Voice Mixed's production on Raspberry Island... But remember, stay hydrated, reapply that sunscreen, protect those ears and Happy Listening!