Music for 1/26/17!!! Mannequin Pussy, Monkey Junk, John K. Samson

@@@ Mannequin Pussy: Romantic (Tiny Engines, 2016)  Some squally and hopped up punk off this week’s CFUV weekly email.  At least the first tune, as the second one is more of retro-grunge-y ironical tune.  It’s got that whole quiet then crush move that Nirvana took to the bank.  Oh, the female loses her shit on this third tune, Ten.  I like that.  This is a mash of the poppy side of the Breeders with some Bleach era Cobain.  High energy.

@@@ MonkeyJunk: Time To Roll (Stony Plain, 2016)  Off the folk/roots section of the CFUV weekly playlist email.  After a bunch of interwebz non-connectivity I got the ball rolling on this electric blues record.  The singer is rocking part growl/part preacher in this first tune with dual guitars with solid tones.  Let’s peep more.  The second track, Time to Roll, is a slow blues about driving with clean guitars that explodes out into a big anthemic chorus of ‘Time to Roll’.  Regular readers know I like dirty, crusty blues, Imma huge Howlin Wolf fan.  I dig the ZZ Top vibe of this third tune See the Sign but I could use more grit.

@@@ John K. Samson: Winter Wheat (Anti-, 2016)  Also off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email.  This first tune features large sounding Daniel Lanois style production.  Big reverbs, slow drums, contemplative sounds for NPR listeners.  I don’t like the lyrics on this first tune Select All Delete.  The second tune, Postdoc Blues, is more uptempo but I don’t like these lyrics either.  I believe in you and your Powerpoint — yikes.  Too hipster-y.  The title tune is better and I like a bunch of the sounds on this record but it’s not aimed at me.  Check for yourself.

YTD recordings listened to: 59
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 34
Not good music: 17

Buys: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof

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