Tag: New music

Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans

Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans
A return to normal this week; Normal, Illinois that is, and maybe some more pandemic record shopping? What a surprise to find the Charlatans in my Release Radar. Nearly 20 years old, Between 10th and 11th (Expanded Edition) got a proper expansion, and on double, clear vinyl to boot. Probably the most exciting thing on... Read more »

Release Radar 6/19/20: Doves vs Lewis Del Mar

Release Radar 6/19/20: Doves vs Lewis Del Mar
Another Friday comes and there is more new music waiting in your inbox. We could debate why the President of the United States would hold a rally with 20, 000 people and no masks, or focus on good vibes? I’ll stick to music. The Doves ARE BACK! How long has it been, eleven years? Finally,... Read more »

Release Radar 6/12/20: Twin Peaks vs Gizmo Varillas

Release Radar 6/12/20: Twin Peaks vs Gizmo Varillas
Most of what made my Release Radar this week were remixes and guest spots. I mentioned a few weeks back that I’m so tired of that trend. Maybe it’s no longer a trend, maybe it’s here to stay? Twin Peaks is one of those collabos, but this one actually works well. The guys benefit from... Read more »
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Release Radar 5/29/20: Starchild vs Zola Jesus

Release Radar 5/29/20: Starchild vs Zola Jesus
Mike Novotny said, “Light when you’re not used to it, hurts.” It rained a lot this week. Today, on my morning jog, the fog had lifted, and it was cool and sunny. Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of Release Radar. A place where I talk about all the new music in my feed.... Read more »

Release Radar 5/22/20- Tim Burgess vs Trashcan Sinatras

Release Radar 5/22/20- Tim Burgess vs Trashcan Sinatras
Happy Friday, or should I say, “Happy Release Radar!?” Home Depot was a fucking mess this morning. Don’t go there for flowers, or anything, you’ll get the virus. “C’mon, Mr. Cut Out, keep this post positive!” Okay, Okay. Finally Tim Burgess, of Charlatans’ fame, releases his full album, I Love The New Sky. If you’ve... Read more »

Release Radar 4/03/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Public Enemy

Release Radar 4/03/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Public Enemy
Every Friday morning comes, thank the gods for that. More new music and another chance to impact someone’s life with that song. Last week it was Butch Walker with “Pretty Crazy,” this week it’s the Rolling Blackouts CF with their new single, “She’s There.” The album is due out in June. Born Ruffians continue to... Read more »
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Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton

Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton
Guess who’s back? Healy, aka, “e.” That amazing singer/rapper/doctor returns with a slow burner called “Nike’s On.” Man, this is going to be a huge month for releases, folks! Strap in, cause it’s gonna be one fun ride! March will bring new albums from The Districts, Morrissey, Paul Heaton, and Phantogram, amongst many other treasures... Read more »

For Claude Fontaine: Mix 1 Parts Bob Marley + 1 Parts Bebel Gilberto, Then Stir

For Claude Fontaine: Mix 1 Parts Bob Marley + 1 Parts Bebel Gilberto, Then Stir
I still think a good way of finding new music is shopping in a college record store. Many times throughout my life I have found myself asking the clerk, “What’s Playing?” Though this never happens at the Reckless on Belmont, because they play shit that no one knows and that no one wants to know.... Read more »

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes
Release Radar is very strong this week. It’s a week when all the big shots come out to play. We have the third Morrissey single, the second taste of new music from Pearl Jam, and the third effort from The Districts. More music from The Strokes, and we finally have new music from Mount Joy;... Read more »
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Josh Rouse Performs New Music In Space 5-17-18

Josh Rouse Performs New Music In Space 5-17-18
Well, sort of. He performed most of his new record in a venue called Space. So, that counts, right? Flanked by his band, with shades drawn, a confident Josh Rouse takes the quaint stage in Evanston, Illinos. The small, candlelit room is filled with applause. A grinning Rouse responds, “How’s everyone doing tonight?” He explains... Read more »