@@@ Chippy Nonstop: ThotThursday (Self-released, 2019). All of today’s listens are from a Guardian article of artists to watch in 2020. Thus far Ms. Nonstop is aggressive and up in your grill but it’s trash. Purposeful celebratory ill behavior trash. Spooky ass trap production is all right if not a bit ghoulish but I don’t sense much soul to Chippy. She ain’t havin’ no pussy ass bitches and I feel the same.
@@@ Meggie Brown: I Said Salute Me (Self-released, 2020) Miss Meggie has four singles up on Apple Music and Imma pick one rando. The tune is a bit glam, a little old school punk and a whole bunch of cheek from the singer Brown. I dig how the horns drive the music and I dig the drums but overall the arrangement is a bit of a mash and not a mash I super move towards. A few too many background vocals. Big ups for the rhythm section.
I’ve scraped the interwebz pretty good and can’t find anything about this artist or music by this artist even as a sideperson. It’s a bold claim to compare a musician to Alice Coltrane but I do want to check her out as Alice Coltrane is one of my favorite musicians of all time. I’m checking out the single below hoping she’s on it as the blurb above says she’s associated with this jazz collective. To my ears this is a slightly electro version of what Fela Kuti had going on. I like it and consider it jazz like, but I don’t hear Sinephro clearly or definitively in the playing.
@@@ The New Death Cult: Self-titled (Indie, 2019). Hard rawk! Fucking hard rawk!! A sweet singer, plenty of melody, and some rocking. This is for people with jobs who don’t like to sweat too much when they work out. Plenty of classic rock to go with your standard hard rock business. More than a bit of Styx, a little Van Halen and other similar bands. I’m looking back on the bands from this list and thinking it’s a music publicist shitshow up in here, these bands aren’t very good but the PR people are getting serviced. Potty Mouth Nonstop, art punk, some not jazz jazz and some old school hard cheese rock. Yikes.
YTD recordings listened to: 102
Good music, not list worthy: 60
Not good music: 42
Honorable Mentions: 0
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