Last week, on election day, Phoebe Bridgers promised to cover Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls if Trump lost. He lost (even if he doesn’t agree yet and Trumpists are busy smashing into the guardrails of democracy) and Phoebe Bridgers made good on her promise. She recorded the cover together with Maggie Rogers, and the …
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September by Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless released a tremendous new record, Daughter, last Friday. It’s sad, twangy, rootsy and near perfect. Her voice is the beautiful match to her songwriting. There are many great songs on the album, including the singles Love is Not Enough, Wringer, and the album closer Don’t Bother Mountain. The stand-out track for me is …
Thirteen by Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff is a bittersweet cover of the Big Start song, the perfect soundtrack for loevely late summer weather and an antidote to the news. Find the single on bandcamp.
Fantasy Baseball At The End Of The World
https://youtu.be/E-z9djgthqE New(ish) John K. Samson song about fantasy baseball, fascist fuckers, the end of the world, demolished hope and helping “to organize something better, something beautiful”. So basically about the summer of 2020.
Here and Now
Küste, my brother’s new band, released a great new single “Hier und Jetzt” last week. People who’ve known me for a long time might recognize me in the video on Instagram.
1000 Serpentinen Angst
I highly recommend the debut novel by Olivia Wenzel.
You or Someone You Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huffam4qf4Y I’m just going to go out on a limb here: You or Someone You Know by Worriers is my favorite record of the year. Such a perfect punk/power pop record – I listen to it when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m sitting in the sun on my balcony, when I have to …
A Hero’s Death
https://youtu.be/jLNt8aMNbvY “A Hero’s Death” is the new single by Fontaines D.C. The video is a great downward spiral with a Birdman-vibe, starring Aiden Gillen. The song is really terrific, and it soundtracked my end of the workweek yesterday. Sometimes hearing a postpunk reminder that Life ain’t always emptyLife ain’t always emptyLife ain’t always emptyLife ain’t …
New Muff Potter (Sic!)
Muff Potter released a new single and I’m so excited, I even reactivated my blog.
“Trust Love All the Way”: Go See If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk, the Barry Jenkins movie based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, is a fantastic, beautiful, political, loving movie. Trish Rivers and Fonny Hunt are a young Black couple in love and expecting a baby when Fonny is arrested for a rape he didn’t commit. https://youtu.be/N4m3t3G3Zqc Barry Jenkins …
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