@@@ Yard Act: The Overload (Zen FC, 2021) From this week’s Line of Best Fit. Some working class UK no wave/punk or some such angular rock over a nice shuffle beat. Twangy guitars and plenty of ’em and plenty of attitude. Think Sleaford Mods toned down a bit with rock feels. I skipped ahead to another pre-release track called ‘Rich’ which is a tongue in the cheek stinger. Start with this track and then go from there.
@@@ Afro-Zen Allstars: Binta Madiallo (AKA, 2021) From this week’s WRIR weekly playlist email. This track is up on the GooglePimpTube obviously but also on the bandcamp but not on the Apple Music. It’s African music channeled through Virginia, think of a laidback Afrobeat with a slightly different rhythmic sensibility and a lower tempo. It’s like somebody swirled a bit of chilled out jazz fusion up in here while the drum cuts it into pieces. The bandcamp blurb says the music is inspired by ’70s Ethiopian golden age. No lyrics, big groove, super sweet and chill.