I always like a good, jammy instrumental band. These guys came up on Spotify as being similar to Khurangbin, who you need to check out if you haven’t heard of them yet. Sometimes I mean to listen to a specific album on a particular day, usually because it’s a new release, but sometimes I alsoContinue reading “#751 – Make the Road By Walking by Menehan Street Band”
Monthly Archives: May 2022
#750 – Under My Influence by The Aces
One of my favorite features of Spotify is the “fans also like” section which pops up when you search for a specific artist. Today I was returning yet again to one of my most played albums of the past couple of years, Haim’s Women in Music, Part 3, and this excellent group was suggested toContinue reading “#750 – Under My Influence by The Aces”
#749 – Cruel Country by Wilco
I LOVE listening to a new release on the day it becomes available, particularly when I’ve been aware of and looking forward to it for some time. Wilco has been a constant companion throughout the pandemic, as they were the first cancelled concert that I had planned back when the world shut down. Having thatContinue reading “#749 – Cruel Country by Wilco”
#748 – Melankton by Kate Havnevik
This artist was described to me as the Norwegian Imogen Heap. There are few comparisons that can be made that will pique my interest quite so much as that one. Often, those comparisons end up being somewhat questionable, but not this time. In fact, I’m already on to one of Kate Havnevik’s other albums.
#747 – Body Talk By Robyn
I’ve been inadvertently listening to Robyn for many years, generally the same song every time. Dancing On My Own makes frequent appearances on warm-up playlists for TV audiences. It was during one such appearance that I realized that I didn’t know any other song of hers and it felt like the right time to rectifyContinue reading “#747 – Body Talk By Robyn”
#746 – Second Nature by Lucius
I’ve been listening to a couple of singles featuring these ladies for quite a while. One is from their 2014 album and one is their appearance on a track by The War on Drugs. This, their latest album, is going to be in the regular rotation for some time.
#745 – A Laughing Death in Meatspace by Tropical Fuck Storm
I’m not sure which I like more: the name of this band or the title of this album. I just heard about them because of their collaborative EP with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It’s both a great band name and a fun, if not a bit risky, situation to find yourself in whileContinue reading “#745 – A Laughing Death in Meatspace by Tropical Fuck Storm”
#744 – King by Gnome
I always love a good, stony hard rock album, and this one does not disappoint. With their combination of heavy grooves and silly mythological themes, these Belgian rockers are now on my “must see live” list. This was a recommendation from a friend whose musical tastes mesh so well with my own, I never giveContinue reading “#744 – King by Gnome”
#743 – self-titled by Sylvan Esso
I’ve had a Sylvan Esso song on my most frequently used playlist for quite a while, so this dip into their catalog is long overdue.
#742 – Gypsy Punks by Gogol Bordello
I saw these guys at Hollywood’s Fonda Theater about 5 years ago. They played one of the longest continuous live sets I’ve ever seen, going on stage around 9:15p and playing until 2a. In addition to the length, it was also one of the rowdiest non-metal shows I’ve ever been to. I was recovering fromContinue reading “#742 – Gypsy Punks by Gogol Bordello”