@@@ Ohtis: Curve of Earth (Full Time Hobby, 2019) I got to this record via Line of Best Fit weekly email that offers up a record of the week and a track of the week. It’s O band day here and these guys have a slack alt-country vibe. It’s not Wilco slack, I hate that slack passionately. They lyrics are extremely raw and center around family and addiction and I really appreciate them. The singer is kind of blase while he delivers his big bucket of misery over such a pleasing slide guitar. There are some nice strings on the third tune to go with the arpeggiated acoustic guitar. I appreciate this record is not about posing or wearing tight jeans or spanking your meat, it’s about real shit that happens in folks’ lives.
@@@ Obroa-skai – Obroa-skai (Aught \ Void) A punk rock EP I got to via the CFUV weekly playlist email. Once it starts to heave this way and that it has an emo feel to it. The singer is more desperate than pissed off and that’s my favorite flavor of punk singer. I like the drummer and there are some elements of thrash metal but the overall gunk and crust factor is too high for metal. This is good and energetic shit, if you’re up for a cathartic punk blast well then hop in the pit and get to moshin’.
YTD recordings listened to: 166
Good music, not list worthy: 99
Not good music: 61
Honorable Mentions: 0
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