@@@ Francine Honey: Stay (N/A, 2019) I got to this tune via the music blog Indiepulse. A bluesy torch song in the vein of Lucinda Williams but more straigh ahead. Ms. Honey has a really nice voice and she rides over some minimal guitar noodling, a mellow organ swell, a piano player, drums and bass. Right around 3 minutes in comes the tambourine when the emotion of the tune reaches its peak. You can’t fuck with tambourine or cow bell for that matter.
@@@ Silence in the Snow: Break in the Skin (N/A, 2019) I got to this heavy record via an email from the hardcore indie radio station KFJC in California. Great station with djs with great taste. I thought this was going to be some ill ambient dark goth metal electro shit, but it’s pretty straight forward dark electro pop. Frankly I would prefer the other formulation but this is probably better for most folks. The female singer sounds a bit like Patti Smith and the tunes are dramatical. This music is an updated ’80s guitar/synth rock but with more drama sauce. It’s not bad, it’s just not for me. Check it out if you’re headed out on the town with the black eyeliner. Maybe they could have held back a little on the delay on vocals.
YTD recordings listened to: 263
Good music, not list worthy: 153
Not good music: 93
Honorable Mentions: 0
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