From the album Process, which came out in February. Didn't get enough notice in the states (he's British).
While I didn't enjoy Black Joe Lewis' "Backlash" album as much as his other offerings, but really loved this song and was my most played 2017 song.
I probably listened to less new music this year than I ever have before. I'm going to try to remedy that some in 2018. But this is one I've been digging a lot. This version is kind of crazy... I mean, there's a tuba. But the song proper is awesome.
I'm a fan of Baker's whole new album, but I chose this song because midway through it sounds to me like there's a little tip of the hat to Joni Mitchell's "River," which I nominated for this year's WGOMXMASMIX. Please listen and tell me if you hear it too!
Sometimes, you see a band's name and you just know you're going to be really into them. This was absolutely one of those bands. Their self-titled record is very high in my album of the year list, and if you like feedback drenched rock I highly recommend it.
Runner daughter informs me that she's a big Weezer fan, so I guess that means I'll have to move on now. (btw, she preferred "Feels like Summer")
Some of the others I considered from 2017 (in no order):
- Jack Johnson "Big Sur"
- Vusa Mkhaya "Schweinsbeuschel"
- Dispatch "Only the Wild Ones"
- Rebekah Del Rio "No Stars" (Twin Peaks: The Return soundtrack)
I'm just impressed that I'm "relevant" enough to know more than one song that came out this year.
I'm pretty sure that this one is my runaway favorite song of the year. I had the pleasure of seeing them play it live with DK when the band came through town a couple of months ago. The big BOOM right before the breakdown was my favorite part of the show, and is probably my favorite moment in music this year.
Apologies for the late post (and overposting on CH's solid second choice), but...
Looks like I get a second day...
This song is a tribute to the Tamashek women fighting for freedom in Tinariwen’s homeland, Mali. The band, which has been exiled, recorded the album it appears on in Paris, Morocco, & Joshua Tree (I’m wondering if that was at Josh Homme’s studio). Collaborators on the album included Mark Lanegan, Kurt Vile, & Alain Johannes.
Recorded live-to-tape with Mariachi América in the Morisco Kiosk of Alameda Park, Santa María la Ribera, Mexico City.
This CoC will serve as our sign up for the best of 2017 guest DJ spots. First come first served. Don't be shy, just sign up.