@@@ The Bobby Lees: Guttermilk (N/A, 2019) I got to this garage punk tune via a music publicist email. The musical formuala is standard and I love me my punk blues/garage shit and the video is pretty standard, but I really like the drummer and the fractured keyboard part. I think if they wanted full garage punk they could ramp the tempo 50bpm and get a case of Red Bull for the singer so she can fully lose her shit.
@@@ Cuco: Para Mi (Interscope, 2019) I saw this artist listed as performing on at a Selena tribute concert and I like all the flavors of music out there. A Latin bedroom r&b/hip hop flavored record with threads of Open Mike Eagle. He’s a loverboy, possibly tongue in cheek as he really puts some odd vocalizing to this second tune, keeping tabs. He might be smoking a lot of weed what do we really know. I like his humor and the ease of his style. He’s just having a good time though he’s hating on his girl pretty hard in the third tune, Bossa No Se. I find some of the keyboard patches to be a bit cheesy but that could be part of the light/jokey aspect to the record. I dig it.
@@@ Shura: Forevhr (Secretly Canadian, 2019) I saw this musician on a weekly Line of Best Fit email. I’m very suspicious of musicians wearing hats, it’s not a good signifier. Most records by musicians who incorporate hats into their marketing campaigns do not fit my likes. The behatted young white gal pictured below is going hard at African American r&b sounds. Is it effective? Depends on your ears and preferences I guess. If you want some blue eyed black singing and need a few indie signposts in a record to feel good about her vocalizing then it’s effective. It’s a bleached Prince record with a few pubic hairs of funk and swing. Myself, I find the vibe to be a tad light but she can sing for sure. There’s a lot of white disco like the third tune, religion (clipped below). I like it all right but I could use more energy and more stank.
YTD recordings listened to: 424
Good music, not list worthy: 256
Not good music: 144
Honorable Mentions: 0
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