@@@ D.R.A.M.: Gilligan (Atlantic, 2017) A single from DRAM and it’s not as light as the tracks from his last record. The hook is ‘Gone off the shit again, lost on an island like Gilligan’. That’s paraphrasing and it appears he gets so high that he feels lost like Gilligan. I like the beats and the bass and he’s got some good guest MCs talking some medium level gangster business. Strippers, weed, etc.
@@@ Exit Order: Seed of Hysteria (Side Two Records, 2017) I thought this was going to be a classic metal record but when the female singer came in it went tasty punk thrash. Think the Sex Pistols but the band is better and it’s more revved up. The guitar sounds a little weird and kinda AM radio sizzle but the drums and bass sound really good and I dig the singer. It’s 10 songs in 19 minutes so it flies like a taco bowl through Trump’s intestines. Yikes!
@@@ Lindi Ortega – Til The Gon’ Gets Gone (Shadowbox, 2017) I’ve peeped Ms. Ortega’s alt-country so I thought I would check out this four song EP. This first tune is just arpeggiated guitar and Ms. Ortega and her voice is more than strong and soulful enough to pull it off. There’s a lonesome guitar solo in the second half of the song and the second song really showcases Ortega’s voice. This is a hella beautiful bummer of an EP so get the wine and the handkerchiefs out as this is no cheerleading session. I like the third tune Waiting Around to Die the best of what I heard.
YTD recordings listened to: 253
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 151
Not good music: 99
Honorable Mentions: 1
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., 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, 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