Hey there music lover! Like new stuff? Great! You’ve come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
The Big News
This week sees the physical release of David Bowie’s No Plan ep, probably the last bit of new music we’ll hear from his archives. It’s three songs were recorded during the Blackstar sessions but haven’t been released on their own until now. By the way, I do not regret bending the rules I created for my “Best of 2017” list to make Blackstar album of the year, despite the fact that nearly every other rock critic in the world concurred with my decision. If you’ve been reading this column for any length of time (I know you’re not, but, jus’ sayin’) you know that being in agreement with that many people (especially my peers) is really not my thing but in this case it is okay as Blackstar will stand the test of time. It is Bowie’s best album.
New Old Stock
Alt-country pioneers Old ’97s return with, what, their 11th new record(?), Graveyard Whistling.
And Popdose calls In Between the new 40th anniversary celebtration record from the legendary Feelies, “a bit special”.
Chris Tomson from Vampire Weekend is Dams of the West.
And Peter Silberman of The Antlers is Peter Silberman.
Crystal Fairy is part Melvins and part Mars Volta. Yeah, I know!
Xiu Xiu is back with Forget.
Been four years since the last Pissed Jeans album, Honeys. The new one’s called Why Love Now. Seems appropriate.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will release four albums this year, starting with Flying Microtonal Banana.
New Los Campesinos!
New Steel Panther!
New Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
New Sun Kil Moon!
New Dirty Projectors. Whew!
I told ya last w I’d pass along the new Sodastream and here it is:
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from: Minus the Bear.