I picked Rare Americans for my “Best of 2021.” I guess I’ll start here while I figure out what the rest of the week looks like.
I struggled a little to figure out what I was listening to that was new last year. But I found and like these guys. This song was on my "liked" Spotify list before I went searching for my "best of," so I'm going with it.
I like this one, too. I think it officially came out in 2020, but some serious 2021 vibing in there.
And Happy Birthday to my little bro!
Amusingly, I picked up this album the same day as Otoboke Beaver's album. While there are some similarities in their messages, CHAI takes a very different path to get there.
Hoping for something new from this band in the near future.
Here we go, all. Summer Mix week. Will the mix be finished by the end of it? Who knows!?
19 Jun 2019
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.
This is really in honor of an entire album. Superchunk's What a Time to be Alive is a 32-minute blast of political punk(y) rock that's accessible musically. A genre that was common in the eighties but rarely heard these days. If you like this song, check out the whole deal. It will make you jump up and down, who knows maybe even break something. But be careful, wouldn't want to throw your back out or have the neighbors talk.
that sounds like a baseball-ish song title