Release Radar – Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

We have some pretty big artists dropping albums this week, mixed in with a few up and comers.  I queued up 6 albums on my Spotify playlists to listen to.  I’ll start with the very talented songwriter/guitarist/vocalist St. Vincent’s 5th album “Masseduction” which I’m eager to listen to.  King Krule, aka Archy Marshall has dropped “The OOZ” and it’s getting a ton of positive buzz.  […]

Release Radar: Death From Above

New releases continue to blossom as September wraps up – this has definitely been the biggest release month of the year.  New releases I will be checking out include (there are 10!) the 4th album from J Roddy Walston & the Business “Destroyers of the Soft Life” who are now based in Richmond after starting in Tennessee and time […]

The Hope Sixth Demolition Project by PJ Harvey

Notable new releases this week include another solid effort from underrated alternative rockers Band of Skulls “By Default”, new dance music from up and coming Australian electronic musician and producerFlume (and a bevy of guests) with “Skin”, spirited Toronto punk rockers PUP with “The Dream Is Over” and only because this is such a WTH […]

Get Gone by Seratones

Notable new releases this week include an epic loose concept album by emerging indie singer/songwriter Car Seat Headrest “Teens of Denial”, the second album from the pre-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch (with Petty on bass instead of guitar) “2”, new “supergroup” (featuring members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blood Brothers) Head Wound […]

Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest is a pretty stupid name for a band, but there’s a story behind it that makes more sense.  They actually started not as a band, but the work of a single artist, Will Toledo.  Toledo hails from Virginia, and first started recording music on his computer with the built in mic and […]

Who Shot Ya by Living Colour

Notable new releases include albums from eclectic rapper M.I.A. “A.I.M.” (evidently her last), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have “Skeleton Tree” which also accompanies a feature film “One More Time With Feeling”, Jack White has a career spanning compilation “Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016”, clipping. features two rappers that are also in “Hamilton” and their 2nd […]

Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

This week featuring the likely swan song from an artist I’m sure many thought would never still be around at this stage in his life…   Considered by many to be the godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop has been playing music for the past 50 years.  Born and raised in a trailer park in Michigan, […]

Gasoline by Halsey

​This is one of the ‘best vibes’ song I’ve ever heard. The music and her voice are so well harmoniously connected. Halsey is so borderline lyrical; I believe she really does put so much of her heart into her songs. I’ve listened to most of her other work, this is all in line with the […]

Imani, Vol. 1 (Favorites) by Blackalicious

Blackalicious are a Bay Area rap act that got their start back in ’87 when founding members rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel met when they were students at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento.  When they graduated in ’89 they went their separate ways but were reunited 3 years later in […]

‘Needed me” by Rihanna

This is one of my favorite songs by Rihanna personally. I have listened to this song over and over again and mentally connected with the song.  My mind focuses just so much on her voice when she’s singing.  She shows that he was on the low with her and playing with her heart.  She just […]