Hey, guys. Welcome to the weekend. Here’s a playlist. A little longer this time, but whatever. I just couldn’t cram enough goodness into 45 tracks. After finishing some of these lists, I think, “eh, that’s fine.” Others, I think, “that’s awesome.” This one is one of the latter.
Oodles of freshness. Check out “The French Press” from Oz’ Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – my fave track of 2017, so far. There’s new Flasher, Chazzy Belt, Earthen Sea, Goldfrapp, Clark, the New Pornographers, and Gorillaz. There’s new Kendrick and his wff Drake. There’s new ANOHI, Kelly Lee Owens, Half Waif, Peter Silberman (the Antlers), and Mikal Cronin. There’s new Whitney, Laura Marling, Aimee Mann, and Lorde. Oh, and what?! A brand-spankin’ thing by Toronto’s 40-something superstars, and the greatest fn band in the world, BSS. Yeah, they’re back. And just in time b/c we need them now more than ever.
There’s also old Blur, Los Camps!, Stereolab, Neil, and Ricky Nelson (one of my mom’s go-to songs). Yo La Tengo appears in the list itself with a mid-90s classic, which means the Cure take the anchor spot.
This week’s header image and playlist cover is by @nicolameda on Ello.
All good stuff. Enjoy! And please share on your social network(s) of choice.