@@@ face to face: All for Nothing (Fat Wreckords, 2018) I got to this bluegrass tune from a music publicist email. It looks like these guys have more than dabbled as punk rockers so when the tune kicks in with acoustic guitars and those big ass Orange County vocal hooks, it’s Orange Grass and not blue grass. It’s not a bad thing but just be forewarned that there’s no redneck vibes going on here. #emocoustic
@@@ Wax Chattels: In My Mouth (Captured Tracks, 2018) I got an email all the way from the Australia and these folks were in a festival that went down under. It was described as proggy and gloomy, much like Paul Krugman’s underwear drawer. I’m on the first tune and I’m waiting for them to go from the intro blinking and start the party. It’s sounds like coffee shop Primus but not as annoying as the Primus singer. I hope they, at some point, put some mustard on this wiener and that’s no sex reference. It heats up but not as hot as one would like. The second tune comes in brisk and minimal like Devo on Red Bull but again the question remains will they whip an adequate shitty. Tension-Release, Tension-Release kiddies! When they get to the release it’s very restrained and professional. They can play the shit out of their instruments but it’s too polite for me. Check ’em out if your hair is always just right. Oh shit, the female singer loses it in the third tune. Nice job, but why the wait?
@@@ Emerson Snowe: sunlight (N/A, 2018) From the same Australian online (maybe paper) mag called Happy Mag. This tune is a bit garage-y, a bit poppy, and a bit rock ‘n roll. There’s an insistent snare drum that pushes through the vast majority of the tune and the sweet bits float over that. Drums, vocals, guitars, and a tad of synth action. Not exactly my thing but the point of this blog is about my thing but also the things of others.
YTD recordings listened to: 522
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 275
Not good music: 218
Honorable Mentions: 5
Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Orlando Lopez, Moskus, Kendl Winter, KEN mode