Spring is in the air, tulips are towering, and baseballs are flying.
Liz Phair has a new album on the horizon called Soberish. It will be her 7th, released on June 4th. Her latest single, “Spanish Doors,” reminds me of a cut, off of her debut, Exile In Guyville. I think having Brad Wood back at the helm is bringing out the best in Phair.
San is back with “Black and White.” There isn’t another making music like him right now. It’s starting to become a style all his own, but I’d like to see what happens when he ventures further outside his game, and he’s heading there.
“I’ve been waiting, for you here/For you darling, but you’re not there.” Ever wanted someone, or something, so bad, that it leaves “Patterns on Your Mind?” I think this crew feels the same way. I came looking for more Liz Cooper and found others I like.
This week saw another new single from the Born Ruffians called “Checkin’ Out,” which is a bit reminiscent of The Strokes…or is it? These days my influences are blurring the lines, so I’d like to know what band this song reminds you of (Leave me a comment below). The ‘Ruffians’ have spent their career reinventing themselves, which is mildly impressive. I mean, massively impressive would be Bowie territory, so they’re on the right track!
COIN’s latest is some of their best. “How it Feels” is a breezy slice of pop that doesn’t seem forced. I got word of these kids through Hippo Campus Radio, on Spotify, and they’ve been a steady follow since.
“Here and Now” is a jam, a near nine-minute jam. A journey of sorts that you should take when your mind is free of distraction. Nick Kerkhoff delivers your Jazz Cut Of The Week. Will you help him see his mission through?
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