@@@ R. Ring: Ignite the Rest (Sofa Burn, 2017) Some ol’ school guitar indie from former Pixie/Breeder Kelly Deal. It’s a guitar/drums duo and it is stormy and punky in areas and literate in other areas. I really like this acoustic ditty clipped below, the sounds are really nice. It’s more out there than what one might expect and I give respect to that.
@@@ Hoops: Routines (Fat Possum, 2017) Three pre-release tunes that I got to from their label promo guy’s twatter feed. Oh wait, I done heard this first tune when it was the advance single before the pre-release three peek. I didn’t like the guitar sound at all the first time around but if you’re itching for some ’80s inspired chorus guitar non-rock rock to go with your Trump tax cut well then jump right up in there.
@@@ Thurston Moore: Rock ‘N Roll (Caroline, 2017) We stick in the white boys with guitars neighborhood for the day and finish up with Mr. Moore. I guess Moore has transitioned from punk to just straight up rock ‘n roll and this first tune is shiny and kinda making me think I need more espresso. It’s a long tune so it may transition of out its sleepy place. Imma on the GooglePimp and it appears this is the Sonic Youth without the ex-wife. Well then, that’s information. It’s now brought in a giant hippie guitar solo. I clicked ahead and this second tune has more energy. This musician is so beloved yet I don’t really feel his music. It’s basically a Sonic Youth Record without the distortion boxes and more shine.
YTD recordings listened to: 259
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 153
Not good music: 100
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., 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, 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark