In similar news, Low’s new album is out to glowing reviews. I have to admit I’m more curious that I thought I would be – they somehow lost me in the mid-’00s where none of their albums following “Trust” truly resonated with me.
Hearing from my old heroes always brings a smile to my face: Danielson is still around!
Hoo boy, Boner Petit’s second EP is just as awesome as their first one.
Holy hell, I should have linked my Songkick to my Spotify way sooner. Half Waif, Mitski, SOPHIE, Eleanor Friedberger, all in the near future!
How the hell did I miss Boner Petit having a second EP out?!
Stuck in my head song of today: Cold Beat – Rain.
Twenty years of R.E.M. live performances, oh my!
After a few years in limbo, The Decemberists released an unexpectedly good album this year. Colin Meloy breaks down standout song “Once In My Life” on Song Exploder.
The noisy, tattered demo version of P.S. Eliot’s “Troubled Medium” blows me away every single time.
Stuck in my head song of today: Paramore – Hard Times. Put on your dancing shoes!
Musically the best thing so far this year has been Joe Talbot in his throaty drunken voice shouting “I KISSED A BOY AND I LIKED IT“.
Could be really great and all, but I really do miss the Annie Clark from that Kerosene cover.
The Beths released a great debut album a while back. Just found out they will be playing in my town in just a couple months.
Gorgeous stuck in my head song of today: Fear of Men – Island.
Now that we lost the Arcade Fire to electronics, Merge obviously decided we need another Funeral-like knockoff.
But hey, instead of whining, why not post my favourite song of this year?
2018 keeps on failing to deliver great new albums.