Given my work/life situation this year, I haven't listened to nearly as much music as I would like to. And given the state of the world, it's a challenge to find a suitable video for the stuff I did like this year. That being said, this Oceanator album absolutely whips, and I highly recommend it.
I have listened to Inches a ton the last year. It still whips ass.
So my work situation has changed a few times in the last year, and it’s always impacted my music listening habits. I find that where, when, and why have a huge influence on what I dig into.
I was already working from home when this all started. And I’ve found working from home has decreased the amount of music I listen to. I find myself watching a lot more TV and movies while I work, and music is strictly a thing for in the car. Most of my car listening would happen on my trips to Winnipeg and back and with those on hold, it’s going to be a change.
I’ve been going for 30-40 minute drives every day or two to clear my mind and get out of the house. I’ll probably switch to walks once it’s nicer. I have been using these times for music, and I find myself listening to old favorites. The stuff we’d listen to driving around in high school and stuff.
How has this impacted you? Do you find yourself listening to more or less music? Finding new things or revisiting? Do you wanna drop a list?
Her new album, Saint Cloud, is out today. I can’t wait to check it out.
Sometimes you feel like you want to kick a hole in the wall, but it’s better to listen to a song that makes you feel like you can.
As is often the case, I got into Long Neck because other musicians I follow on Twitter talked them up. Their first record was great, and they just finished a crowdfunding campaign to buy their masters back for their new record from their awful old label. It’s one of the things I am most excited for this year.
I was supposed to go see them with J in two weeks, I’m pretty bummed about this. I really wanted to go see them kick out the booty shaking jamz in person. Their last two records are both in heavy rotation for me.
Given the goings on of the world I find myself in a lot of dark moods these days. the pAper chAse spent their career making albums about the occult, serial killers, and social panic. For whatever reason this kind of music sustains me in these moods. I’m sorry. Welcome to what’s sure to be a fun week!
I’m pretty glad that 2019 is finally coming to an end. I don’t feel like recapping in here (gotta save some material for Festivus eh?), but I will say that the events of the year made it really hard for me to really connect to a lot of music.
Music has been a huge part of my life for 25 years. The last few years, I can easily think of 50 albums I enjoyed. This year it’s honestly hard for me to identify 10 things I listened to that were new. I desperately needed normalcy and spent a lot of time revisiting the same things over and over, mostly albums I loved from a dozen years ago and that last Lil Peep album.
Anyway, the new Nots record, 3, was the closest to that kind of thing out of new stuff I heard this year. I love this kind of raw, urgent, punk. I liked the other Nots records but this one really sank its hooks into me. Given how damn hard that was this year, it says a lot about this record.
Also, I’m going to cheat and add a second, totally unrelated, song here. I couldn’t find a live video of it (which is super unfortunate, I saw her last year and she was incredible!), but it’s my favorite song of the year so you’re welcome.
No, it’s not a cover.
I struggled pretty hard on narrowing this down to one song, but this came on and I couldnt’t get out of my head and I figured that’s as good of a criteria as any. Every Wimps album is really fun; super hooky power pop about getting old basically. Their new one, Garbage People might be their best. If you enjoy this song, you’d probably like the rest. Check ‘em out, they don’t get nearly enough love.