This week’s Best In Show is a most welcome new recording from Will Merriman and The Harvest Ministers out of Dublin. “No Feelings For You” can be found on their brand new album, Back To Harbour. For more information visit facebook.com/harvestministersdublin.
Dan Auerbach – King of A One Horse Town (Waiting on A Song/Eye Eye Sound) Real Estate – Holding Pattern (In Mind/Domino) Austin Shaw – Citrine (Felt EP/Austin Shaw) Dispatch – Only The Wild Ones (single/Bomber) The Wild Reeds – Only Songs (single/Dualtone) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press (The French Press EP/Sub Pop) Current Swell – It Ain’t Right (single/Nettwerk) The Georgia Flood – Sleepless Nights (People Like Ourselves/Hubbub Music!) Sallie Ford – Get Out (Get Out/Vanguard/Concord) Wild Adriatic – Come Back Baby (Feel Wild/Adriatic) The Record Company – Baby, I’m Broken (single/Concord) BNQT – Restart (Volume 1/Dualtone) Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution? (Spirit/Venusnote/Columbia) Sneaks – Look Like That (It’s A Myth/Merge) Tom Waits – Hold On (Mule Variations/Anti) The Harvest Ministers – No Feelings For You (Back To Harbor/The Harvest Ministers) Blind Pilot – Don’t Doubt (And Then Like Lions/ATO) Lord Huron – The Night We Met (Strange Trails/Iamsound Records) Asgéir – Afterglow (Afterglow/One Little Indian/Columbia) HAIM – Want You Back (single/Polydor) Tennis – My Emotions Are Binding (Yours Conditionally/Mutually Detrimental) LP – Into The Wild (Live at EastWest Studios/Vagrant Records) Beth Ditto – Ooh La La (Fake Sugar/Myra’s Child) The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do (single/Amplifire Music) U2 – Desire (Hollywood Remix) (single/Island) The New Pornographers – High Ticker Attractions (Whiteout Conditions/Concord) Shakes – In Your Pocket (Strange Tides/Alexander Wildwood)
This week’s Best In Show is from a band that needs no introduction. It’s the latest from Blondie, and it’s called “Long Time,” and you can find it on their just released new album, Pollinator. For more information visit blondie.net.
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or Round of Applause… (Illinoise/Asthmatic Kitty) Vienna Teng – Grandmother Song (Island Territory/Rounder) Rhiannon Giddens and SonicNewYork – Mamasong (demo/N/A) Michelle Shocked – Anchorage (Short Sharp Shocked/Mighty Sound) J.J. Cale – Crazy Mama (Naturally/Universal) Iron & Wine – Mothers of The Rodeo (Rare & Unreleased/N/A) Sun Kil Moon – I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love (Benji/Caldo Verde) The Beatles – Julia (White Album/EMI) The Kinks – Some Mother’s Son (Arthur/Santuary) Johnny Cash – There’s A Mother Always Waiting at Home (Personal File/Sony) James Brown – Mother Popcorn (It’s a Mother/Universal) Paul Simon – That Was Your Mother (Graceland/Paul Simon) The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Mama’s Fried Potatoes (The Whole Fam Damnily/SideOneDummy) Ben Harper – Mama’s Got a Girlfriend Now (Welcome To The Cruel World/Virgin) Bob Dylan – Shake Shake Mama (Together Through Life/Sony) Grateful Dead – Mama Tried (live) (Grateful Dead/Warner) The Morning Benders – Mother and Child Reunion The Decemberists – My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist (5 Songs/Hush) Liz Phair – Little Digger (Liz Phair/Capitol) Tracy Bonham – I Wanna Be Your MILF (live recording) Elvis Presley – That’s All Right Mama (Essential/Sony) Sinead O’Conner – This Is To Mother You (single/Warner Chappell) Van Morrison – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Poetic Champions…/Exile) Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (Fleetwood Mac/Warner) William Butler Yeats – The Song of The Old Mother (…Reads His Own Work/Saland) The Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper (Aftermath/ABKCO) Levon Helm – Rag Mama Rag (live) (Ramble at The Ryman/Dirt Farmer) The Shirelles – Mama Said (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Gusto) Nat King Cole – My Mother Told Me (Classic Singles/Capitol) Bruce Cockburn – Mama Just Wants To Barrelhouse All The Time (Night Vision/True North) Cream – Mother’s Lament (Disraeli Gears/Universal) The Pretenders – Hymn To Her (The Singles/Sire)
The War On Drugs is back, price and we’re psyched! This week’s Best In Show, information pills “Thinking of A Place” was released as a single on Record Store Day just a couple of weeks ago. It kicks off what will hopefully be a fruitful partnership with Atlantic Records. For more information visit thewarondrugs.net.
Phoenix – J-Boy (single/Glassnote) San Cisco – SloMo (The Water/San Cisco Music) The xx – I Dare You (I See You/Young Turks) Tow’rs – Going Grey (Fidelity/Tow’rs) Band of Horses – Whatever, remedy Whenever (Why Are You Okay/Band of Horses) The War on Drugs – Thinking of a Place (single/Atlantic) Real Estate – Stained Glass (In Mind/Domino) Spoon – The Underdog (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga/Merge) Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Hope – The High Road (The Nashville Sound/Southeastern) The Regrettes – Hey Now (Feel Your Feelings Fool!/Warner) The Call – I Still Believe (Best of/Warner) Texas – Tell That Girl (Jump On Board/BMG) Hanni El Khatib – Paralyzed (Savage Times Vol. 2/Innovative Leisure) Blondie – Long Time (Pollinator/BMG) Jen Gloeckner – Breathe (VINE/Spinning Head) Birthday – Grown Up Kids (clean edit) (single/Birthday) The Outdoor Type – On My Mind (single/Habit Music) Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Fatboy Remix) (single/Wiija) Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Fight For Love (Souvenir/Good Time) Sallie Ford – Middle Child (Soul Sick/Vanguard Concord) Nikki Lane – Send The Sun (Highway Queen/New West) Jeb Loy Nichols – Katie Blue (Country Hustle/Meltdown Music) Martin Léon – Le shack à Chuck (Les Atomes/La Tribu) Foxygen – Upon A Hill (Hang/Jagjaguwar) The Stranglers – Golden Brown (Feline/Sony) The Beatles – Fixing A Hole (Sgt. Peppers/Apple) Kishi Bashi – Can’t Let Go Juno (Sonderlust/Joyful Noise) Ultralife – Oh Wonder (Oh Wonder/Island)
When a song is called “Favorite Song, pills ” it better be good! This one is so good we’ve made our Best In Show for this week. It’s by Sinkane, generic a UK-born artist who currently makes his home in the US. The song can be found on his latest album, Life & Livin’ It, on City Slang Records. For more information visit sinkane.com.
Sinkane – Favorite Song (Life & Livin’ It/City Slang) Night Drive – Rise and Fall (Night Drive/Roll Call) Alice Jemima – Electric (Alice Jemima/Sunday Best) Louis The Child – World On Fire (Love is Alive EP/Ultra) Brasstronaut – Hawk (single/Hybridity) Llorca – Waiting (The Garden/Membran Rights) The Isley Brothers – Listen To The Music (3+3/Sony) Prince – Peach (Extended Jam) (One Night Alone Live/NPG) RAC (feat. Rostam) – This Song (single/Counter) San Cisco – Hey, dosage Did I Do You Wrong? (The Water/Island City) Elderbrook – Difficult to Love (single/Mine) Goldensuns – I’m So Confused (Give it Up EP/Goldensuns) Sam Outlaw – Everyone’s Looking for Home (Tenderheart/Six Shooter) Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Wild World (Souvenir/Magnolia) Cat Stevens – On The Road To Find Out (Tea For The Tillerman/Universal Island) Jennifer Drummey – Bohemia (single/Jennifer Drummey) Chris Cornell – Nothing Compares 2 U (live) (Live Recording/Universal Music) Nahko and Medicine For The People – Tus Pies (Your Feet) (Hoka/SideOneDummy) Passenger – Anywhere (Young as The Morning/Black Crow Records) Moses Jordan – Be Your Man (Carrie Pilby Soundtrack/Big Stuff) Leon Bridges – Better Man (Coming Home/Columbia) Sonia Dada – You Don’t Treat Me No Good (Sonia Dada/Calliope) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Women III (Crush/Virgin Records) Busy P (feat Mayer Hawthorne) – Genie (Genie EP/Ed Banger Records) Portugal, The Man – Feel It Still (single/Atlantic Records)
We head down under for this week’s Best In Show from the very prolific Australian rockers, thisKing Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, with “Rattlesnake.” The song appears on their most recent album, Flying Microtonal Banana, released in February. For more information visit kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com.
JR JR – Same Dark Places (single/Warner Brothers) Boxed In – Melt (Melt/Nettwerk) Future Islands – Cave (The Far Field/4AD) Milky Chance – Ego (Blossom/Lichdicht Records) Lord Echo – Low To The Street (Harmonies/Soundway) Ray Davies – The Great Highway (Americana/Ray Davies) Local Natives – I Saw you Close Your Eyes (single/Loma Vista) The Waifs – Pony (Sun Dirt Water/Jarrah) Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Country Hustle/City Country City) Big Thief – Mythological Beauty (Capacity/Saddle Creek) Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On (single/Virgin) Alice Jemima – No Diggity (Alice Jemima/Sunday Best) Marian Hill – One Time (Sway EP/Republic Records) Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – The Morning Song (Souvenir/Magnolia) Father John Misty – Ballad Of The Dying Man (Pure Comedy/Sub Pop) Michelle Shocked – The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore (Short Sharp Shocked/Mercury) Rodney Crowell – East Houston Blues (Close Ties/New West) Guy Clark – Dublin Blues (Dublin Blues/Elektra) Froth – Passing Thing (Outside (Briefly)/Wichita Recordings) The Black Angels – Currency (Death Songs/Partisan) King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard – Rattlesnake (Flying Microtonal Banana/Flightless) Foxygen – Follow The Leader (Hang/Jagjaguwar) Minus The Bear – Last Kiss (VOIDS/Suicide Squeeze) The Motel Pines – #nolivesmatter (A Sad History/The Motel Pines)