April 18, 2016

givemeyourmoneyI have been a bit tardy with the April new release schedules:

April so far:
Andrew Bird: “Are You Serious”
Bibio: “A Mineral Love”
Black Stone Cherry: “Kentucky”
Charles Bradley: “Changes”
Cheap Trick: “Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello”
Mogwai: “Atomic”
Pet Shop Boys: “Super”
Shonen Knife: “Adventure”
Sam Beam/Jessica Hoop: “Love Letters For Fire”
Weezer: “The White Album” (not that one)
Yeasayer: “Amen & Goodbye”
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: “Call It What It Is”
Colin Stetson: “Sorrow”
Deftones: “Gore”
Janiva Magness: “Love Wins Again”
M83: “Junk”
Mayer Hawthorne: “Man About Town”
Cate LeBon: “Crab Day”
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: “PersonA”
Graham Nash: “This Path Tonight”
Lita Ford: “Time Capsule”
PJ Harvey: “The Hope Six Demolition Project”
Santana: “Santana IV”
Sturgill Simpson: “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”
The Coathangers: “Nosebleed Weekend”

April 22:
Guided By Voices: “Please Be Honest”
Rufus Wainwright: “Take All My Loves”
We Are Scientists: “Helter Seltzer”
Wire: “Nocturnal Koreans”

April 26:
Aesop Rock: “The Impossible Kid”
Brian Eno: “The Ship”
Britta Phillips: “Luck Or Magic”
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: “Nonagon Infinity”
Plants and Animals: “Waltzed In From The Rumbling”
Rob Zombie: “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”
Rogue Wave: “Deluisions Of Grand Fur


ramble on

First some comments about the April new releases as I had the opportunity to listen to a few of them: The Santana album isn’t bad but I was expecting more from the reunited 70’s version; Colin Stetson’s album is subtitled “Reimaging of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony”…I would add “for a 12 piece band”; Bob Mould’s album is one of his best ever (I put a song up on my Spotify playlist); The Lumineers” 2nd is already #1 on the charts: Cheap Trick’s latest is their first on a major label in 22 years (too long in the wasteland): the Sturgill Simpson album is eliciting a lot of positive comments and a few negative ones as well (I get the feeling some people are upset he didn’t remake “Metamodern Sounds”)……sorry; Mogwai is celebrating 20 years with their soundtrack for the BBC documentary series “Atomic” (another song on my Spotify playlist): Peter Wolf’s “A Cure For Loneliness” is a lot more laid back than I ever expected…love his rendition of Thomas Wayne’s “Tragedy” and finally other April artists with songs I’ve added to our Spotify playlist: Britta Phillips, Willie Nile, Andrew Bird, Curtis Salgado and others. Enjoy.


A quick note before signing off. Our book club just finished the latest version of Greil Marcus’ “Mystery Train”. If you love music and have a club, it is well worth reading. Great conversation. My friend Rowdy sent me the following a couple of days later. It’s entitled “Incredible History Of Rock In One Song”….so what if it’s 15 minutes long.
Click here for the link.