Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Song of the Day: "Woman"

You know what's weird? That Cat Power is releasing her tenth studio album and this is only the second time I've featured her music on my blog (and both times were collaborations with other musicians)?

No, that shit's pretty much normal.

It's that when I was reading her Wikipedia entry, about how Chan Marshall adopted the moniker Cat Power, I ran across the name--the very distinctive name--of one of my first friends in Georgia. He's an actor and musician.

As an actor, he's best known for a miniseries that has not yet been aired. That's weird too.

Song: "Woman"
Artist: Cat Power/Lana Del Ray

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Song of the Day: "Give A Little"

I learned of Maggie Rogers because she's going to be the musical guest on next week's SNL.

I like her.

Song: "Give A Little"
Artist; Maggie Rogers

Monday, October 15, 2018

Song of the Day: "Think I'm Still in Love With You"

If I've heard of, or heard Joyce Manor before today, I don't recall it. If you'd mentioned the name to me outside the context of the album review that prompted me to look them up, I would have assumed that was someone in the HR department at my last job.

Or the job before that.

Instead it's an indie band from Torrance, California. Fun fact: Torrance is about 35 miles from West Covina (CXG's final season begins tonight).

Joyce is often described as punk, but that can't be right. They sound pretty much on par with Foo Fighters (which I say with considerable respect).

Also this is from their fifth album. Where have I been this decade?

Song: "Think I'm Still in Love With You"
Artist: Joyce Manor

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Song of the Day: "Rings"

When I downloaded the new Pinegrove album, I was so taken by it that I made a point to recommend it to a couple of friends who I thought would dig the sound.

But I didn't think to post anything here. I must have seen something shiny.

Stupid shiny objects.

Skylight is a really good album. Check it out.

Song: "Rings"
Artist: Pinegrove

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Song of the Day: "Distracting Me"

Alex Lilly + someone's legs
Someone wrote that this song is "light but not slight." That's actually a great description for this art rock/chamber rock/post something (everything's post something) track.

In times past I might have likened her sound to St. Vincent and meant that derisively. Today I will do that with considerable respect. St. Vincent kicked ass live, and Lilly has real talent (she's currently touring as part of Beck's band, and has worked with The Bird and the Bee, along with acts I've never heard of [which doesn't mean there not any good and/or popular]).

Her solo debut 2% Milk comes out early next year. But since you're special, you can listen to the first single now.

You're welcome.

Song: "Distracting Me"
Artist: Alex Lilly

Friday, October 12, 2018

Song of the Day: "Get Out"

Apparently CHVRCHES released their third album this year. I guess I was distracted by something shiny.

Sounds like the album is solid. (Oh, like you didn't already know that...)

Song: "Get Out"

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Song of the Day: "Spinning"

The March Divide are from San Antonio, and came to my attention via some promoter that treats this blog like it's something worth sending promotional emails to.

And today, we're appreciative of that fact.

This track is totally catchy!

Song: "Spinning"
Artist: The March Divide