@@@ Caveman: Otero Water (Cinematic Music Group, 2016) Super mainstream pop rock with synths that is on the front page of Apple Music. Apparently these guys hail from Brooklyn so that’s cool. I’m from Brooklyn and I think this is marketing as to my ears this is Wal-Mart rock that is really well produced and just a wee bit less cheesy than cheesy as fuck. If loyal readers like power chords, cliche lyrics, epic ’80s turd rock these guys will shoot it right in your eyeball. #plasticbullshit! This tune is on the GooglePimp posted by Pitchfork. Well Pitchfork was purchased by Conde Nast, a huge media company and it looks like they’re making the shift to shovelling cheese out into the suburbs pretty well.
@@@ Jambinai: A Hermitage (Bella Union, 2016). Some squally post-rock indie I got to via last week’s All Music weekly email. A little mainstream, a little art school with a few pubes of Nine Inch Nails, and a Perry Farrrell toenail in the hopper. I see from the GooglePimp video below that these gents may be from Korea. They have some interesting sounds going on but if they’re going to go on this trip they should get a tad Owsley with it and really let the shit break down.
YTD recordings listened to: 514
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 285
Not good music: 191
Honorable Mentions: 9
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Dawn Richard, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Xenia Rubinos, Eli Paperboy Reed