Worriers – You or Someone You Know: The record that truly accompanied me through this year. Every song could be my song of the year – and I plan on playing Grand Closing at midnight. Happy fucking new year. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher: Probably the best album of the year (though I haven’t given Fiona …
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.
Punk is really at its best when its angry and abrasive – and Deutsche Laichen, a decidedly queer feminist punk band from Göttingen, Germany, are really, really abrasive. Their self-titled debut LP is almost physical in its rejection of toxic masculinity, homophobia and (cis)sexism. Case in point: “Du bist so schön, wenn du hasst”, the …
“Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn. Frank Turner will soundtrack 2018.
Yo, this song is pure joy. The Go! Team – Semicircle Song.
Onsind – ImmatureFeminist punks ONSIND released Immature, the first single off their upcoming album We Wilt, We Bloom. It’s about, like, millennial dissent and stuff. (All proceeds from the bandcamp single go to Salvage Collective, supporting women (cis, trans & intersex), trans & non-binary survivors & activists)(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Shamir – Straight Boy Straight Boy is a really strong song, and I really like the indie rock singer-songwriter side of Shamir. The new album Revelations is out 3/11/2017 on Father/Daughter Records.(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
It was absolute music: you can take Bach and play his music with a steel-drum band and it will sound like Bach. And you can orchestrate Monk’s solos and accompaniments for a salsa band and it will sound like Monk. From a good article on Thelonius Monk and his music by jazz pianist and composer Fred …
David Ramirez: Time Really the big change in my life for the last 3 months is the shift from lyrical “I” to lyrical “you” in the first verse of David Ramirez’s Time. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” is the first single off of the coming new The National album Sleep Well Beast. I’m doing cartwheels of excitement.(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)