STRFKR : Beach Monster : Miracle Mile
Chill Sunday music.
Bryan Ferry Orchestra : Rhyme or Reason : Jazz Age
Bryan Ferry Orchestra’s live performance of Jazz Age is stellar! A departure from the norm, Bryan Ferry revisits some of his better known tracks and transforms them into 20’s era jazz numbers with lots of brass and an amazing clarinet/bass sax player, Richard White. Unlike the instrumental album, on stage Ferry provided vocals for a handful of the songs.
Mikal Cronin : Is It Alright : Mikal Cronin
Cronin takes a break from a handful of other music projects (Party Fowl, Moonhearts, Okie Dokie, Ty Segall) to work on a solo project. This is a track off Cronin’s first solo album back in 2011, but he’ll be releasing his second, MCII , this coming May. Check out the first single Shout It Out.
Youth Lagoon : Dropla : Wondrous Bughouse
Wanted to post this when the album came out at the beginning of March…and here it is a month later. Trevor Powers revisits the land of dream pop with his sophomore effort Wondrous Bughouse. I probably wouldn’t recommend adding this to your Friday night pre-shindig playlist, but perhaps somewhere between yoga and meditation classes.
RDGLDGRN : I Love Lamp (Ft. Dave Grohl)
DC-based band recruits legendary Dave Grohl for what should be a silly sounding song based on the title, but it is surprisingly serious and mercilessly catchy.
Civil Twilight : River : Holy Weather
Still feeling this one out, but I suspect it will grow on me.
Shakey Graves : Built to Roam : Roll the Bones
Feelin’ a little alt honky-tonk today? Grab a copy of Austin’s Shakey Graves track here.
Wavves : Afraid of Heights : Afraid of Heights
New release from Wavves today. With hopeless lyrics like I’m ugly/you’re boring/I can’t act like I care over harmonized woos, it’s kind of impossible not to love it.
CHVRCHES : Recover : Recover EP
We’re back, baby. And this Scottish band is brand-spanking new with an EP that dropped today. Download this jam for yourself here.