Song Reviews

The Poltergeist in Saint Etienne’s “Heather” will Seduce and Haunt You

By this time, Saint Etienne has at least a dozen LPs to their name. They’ve released countless singles, several EPs, and you can find their work remixed and worked over by DJs across the globe. They are among the more prolific of European dance pop artists. And they are back. The new album is called… Continue reading The Poltergeist in Saint Etienne’s “Heather” will Seduce and Haunt You

Features

Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

In a recent binge on Chanson, translated “French song”, I stumbled upon a solid copy of Gilbert Bécaud’s 7-inch EP Monsieur Winter Go Home at the record store downtown and was immediately smitten. What drew me to many of the late 60s and early 70s Chanson artists was their incorporation of fringe psychedelic elements that… Continue reading Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

Song Reviews

The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

The Gluts are an Italian four-piece from Milan that creates really loud, really dark, and really noisy post punk. I’ve been checking out their forthcoming sophomore LP Estasi, due out on Fuzz Club Records come May 5, and I have to say I really dig the sound. It’s nothing entirely new, this sound. (What sound… Continue reading The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

Lists And Mixes

A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

Last Sunday, Twitter told me that #SundayMorning was trending, and I immediately thought of the outstanding song of (almost) the same name by Margo Guryan. It got me thinking: what would my perfect Sunday Morning playlist sound like? Paint a picture: Hanging out on the couch with my big fat white cat Thunderclese and my… Continue reading A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

Song Reviews

Beach Fossils Mature in “This Year”

Beach Fossils are back this year with a new song called…well, “This Year”. It’s the first single off their forthcoming LP Somersault, due out June 2. And it reveals a new direction for the band, now with a refined and more mature sound. “This Year” has a deeper level of production, assimilating string arrangements and… Continue reading Beach Fossils Mature in “This Year”

Song Reviews

Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Yesterday, I touted the new forthcoming LP by WOODS and mentioned their last three albums have graced my best of lists for those years. Ty Segall beats that, joining the top 5 four years running. Not too long ago, Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” hit the airwaves. The track is off his new Suicide Squeeze single… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Song Reviews

Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!

First off, I have to say I love WOODS. Their last three albums–City Sun Eater in the River of Light, With Light And With Love and Bend Beyond–not only made it into my list of favorite albums of the year, each of them cracked the top 5. So yeah, you could say I’m pretty excited… Continue reading Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!

Song Reviews

Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles

“Sugar Tastes Like Salt” seems to be the new Heavenly Records norm, and also the song title from the label’s latest signee, a band called The Orielles. Alright, since returning to the blogosphere a few weeks ago after my near two-year hiatus, my attention has predominantly been inward. A focus centered on artists of which… Continue reading Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles

Assortments · Features

Chromatics Join Twin Peaks Reboot, Continue to Tease “Dear Johnny”

This news burst onto my feed earlier last week: Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Chromatics and Johnny Jewel are involved with the new season of Twin Peaks And it got me super excited for the long awaited reboot of the cult classic 90s show by David Lynch and Mark… Continue reading Chromatics Join Twin Peaks Reboot, Continue to Tease “Dear Johnny”

Assortments · Features · Song Reviews

Crack-Up with Fleet Foxes: “Third of May” is a Little Early.

After 6 full years of nothing new by Fleet Foxes, they return in 2017 with their third LP, Crack-Up on June 16. A lot has changed in the past 6 years. Frontman Robin Pecknold ditched his beard (as seen in the photo below by Shawn Brackbill. J Tillman left and now creates music under the… Continue reading Crack-Up with Fleet Foxes: “Third of May” is a Little Early.