7 from the past 7 days
1. ‘This Night’ by SUPERCHUNK (North Carolina)
The second single from their 11th LP
called Wild Loneliness, out 25 February.
Mac McCaughan (guitarist) About: “Like much of Wild Loneliness, this song was
written in the mode of “let’s look around and be thankful for what we have rather
than focusing on what Republicans have taken from an entire generation.”
Never too old to rattle and roll…
2. Slowly Separate by CROWS (London, UK)
Almost three years after their debut album Silver Tongues this must-hear
post-punk hit team returns with follow-up Beware Believers, out 1st of April.
James Cox (frontman): “Slowly Separate is about living in London, working a job
you hate and just going through the mundane routine of hand to mouth living.”
A blazing uppercut with the
cutting force of a chainsaw.
3. ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ by WHITE LIES (London)
Another warm-up piece from their upcoming
6th longplayer, out on 18 February.
Not a happy one, yet funky and jumpy in sound…
4. ‘Wake Me Up’ by FOALS (UK)
I’m not a big fan of remixes unless the remixer – in this case, electro duo
Flight Facilities – transforms a head-dazzling rocker into a head-dazzling
disco stomper that works like a vaccination with a shot of adrenalin.
Yoohoo! Party time…
5. ‘Lights’ by BAND OF HORSES (Seattle, US)
Album number six Things Are Great hit the streets on 4 March.
And they dropped taster number three Lights a few days ago.
An experience with security guards and the police flashing
their lights inspired frontman Ben Bridwell to write this song.
6. ‘Thrown’ by BODEGA (NYC)
I’m sure that this Big Apple indie squad has all Parquet Courts records on their shelves. You already could hear it on their 2019 debut album Endless Scroll and their second one, titled Broken Equipment looks to go in the same direction when hearing new single Thrown.
Not original but tumbling
and revolving nevertheless…
7. ‘Fraggle Rock Rock’ by FOO FIGHTERS (Seattle, US)
Seems like Dave Grohl and his Fighters adore the spotlights
and do anything to have them shine on them every day.
Check this… children’s television series Fraggle Rock gets a full revival on Apple TV+ and yes, you already guessed it, the Foos are among the musical guests on the show. For the occasion, they wrote this bonkers retro rocker that triggers your laughing muscles.