From a CFUV playlist:
FRIGS: Basic Behavior (Arts & Crafts, 2018) Patty Smyth with less poetry and more aggro. Out of Toronto. I like the singer and the angular guitar playing. They get into some classic dirge rock on the third track, Waste. Through the first three tunes they never fully melt down which is a slight negative for me. I love to hear people lose their shit.
Helena Deland: Altogether Unaccompanied Vol. 1 & 2 (Luminelle, 2018) Faded downer electronic indie on the Volume 2 single. Spacious, mopey, what I would imagine a depressed PJ Harvey would sound like. Not a crowded arrangement with an emphasis on vocal melodies. She has a very nice voice and they don’t reverb her out too much.
Null Command: Logical Product (Deterrent Industries, 2018) Ambient music, I’m feeling the ambient music vibes lately. It’s like craving Thai food. First tune comes out with a video game sound and a bit of glitchy techno business and a processed voice. Second tune, more pong action plus other sounds. Not my favorite synth sounds, nice voice processing and solid basslines.
Charlotte Day Wilson: Stone Woman (Self released, 2018) White girl r&b/soul. Opens with some nice floaty, electro garnish before the music commences in earnest. Very nice production here, a bit too breathless for me. However, she’s not over singing which is a big deal for my listening experience and this is all right for mainstream music. I’m not shitting my pants over it but for cubicle dwellers who like to color inside the lines this could work.
YTD recordings listened to: 78
Good music, not list worthy: 44
Not good music: 34
Honorable Mentions: 0
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, 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, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge