DADA – The Bluebird (single/Forever Records) Jessica Lee Mayfield – Sorry is Gone (Sorry Is Gone/4AD) Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Soul and Cigarette (Milano/Columbia) Flamin’ Groovies – What The Hell’s Goin’ On (Fantastic Plastic/Sonic Kicks) Twin Peaks – Under The Pines (Sweet ’17 Series/Grand Jury) François & The Atlas Mountains – Les Plus Beaux (E Volo Love/Domino) JR JR – Clean Up (single/JR JR) Zach Gill – Joy (Abbreviated) (Life in the Multiverse/Brushfire) Magic Giant – Set On Fire (In The Wind/Universal) Mumford and Sons – Awake My Soul (Sigh No More/Glassnote) Raphael Saadiq – Radio (Stone Rollin’/Sony) Max Frost – White Lies (Low High Low/Atlantic) Electric Guest – This Head I Hold (Mondo/Downtown) The Royal Concept – D-D-Dance (D-D-Dance/Republic) Hiss Golden Messenger – Domino (Time Will Tell) (hallelujah Anyhow/Merge) Sloan Peterson – 105 (single/Mirror) The Wild Reeds – Catch and Release (The World We Built/Dualtone) Curtis Harding – Wednesday Morning Atonement (Face Your Fear/Anti) Son Little – Blue Magic (Wakikki) (Blue Magic/Because Music) Wild Cub – Speak (single/Mom+Pop) AlunaGeorge – Last Kiss (single/Island/Geffen) Tender – Erode (Modern Addiction/Partisan) The Preatures – Somebody’s Talking (Blue Planet Eyes/Barclay) The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By (V/Caroline) The National – Day I Die (Sleep Well Beast/4AD) Shout Out Louds – Uh Oh (Ease My Mind/Merge) The War on Drugs – Up All Night (A Deeper Understanding/Atlantic)
Our latest Best In Show is “Sea of Clouds” from long time favorites Deer Tick. The Providence, RI, band will be releasing not one, but two new albums on September 15 – this Friday – entitled Deer Tick Vol 1 and Deer Tick Vol 2. This song can be found on on Vol 1. For more information visit deertickmusic.com.
Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside (Love Versus/High Romance) The Dead South – In Hell He’ll Be Good Company (Good Company/Curve) Tuba Skinny – Mother’s Son-In-Law (Garbage Man/Louisiana Music Factory) Steely Dan – East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (Pretzel Logic/ABC) Parov Stellar – Booty Swing (The Paris Swing Box/Etage Noir) Tom Misch – South Of The River (single/Beyond The Groove) The Clientele – Everyone You Meet (Music for The Age Of Miracles/Merge) LeRiche – River Runs (single/Big Story) Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (Inspiration Information/Epic) Dirty Projectors – Up In Hudson (Dirty Projectors/Domino) Ron Pope – Work (Work/Brooklyn Basement) Old 97’s – All Who Wander (Graveyard Whistling/ATO) The Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing (single/Tru Thoughts) The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (single/T-Neck) Curtis Harding – On and On (Face Your Fear/Anti) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – Parlor (A Little Something…/Bottleneck) Hiss Golden Messenger – When The Wall Comes Down (Hallelujah Anyhow/Merge) Tom Petty – Spike (Southern Accents/MCA) Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (Live In Dublin/Sony) Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness (Stranger In the Alps/Dead Oceans) Brendan McDonough – One More For The Road (Tonic/Brendan McDonough) Deer Tick – Don’t Hurt (Deer Tick Vol. 2/Partisan) Panama – I Watched You Slip (Hope For Something EP/Future Classic) Thomas Dybdahl – Just a Little Bit (single/Thomas Dybdahl) Jadu Heart – I’m a Kid (single/Anchor Point)
As we slip towards autumn, we’re taking it down a bit for this week’s Best In Show. “Cathedral” is from UK-based singer/songwriter Jade Bird, and it can be found on her recent EP release, Something American. For more information please visit jade-bird.com.
Kelly Stoltz – Walking Against The Greenlight (Qu Aura/Castle Face) Oh Honey – I Love You Will Still Sound The Same (With Love EP/Atlantic) Korey Dane – The Knife Got Cold (Chamber Girls/Innovative Leisure) Joan Osborne – The Mighty Quinn (Songs of Bob Dylan/Womanly Hips) Ron Pope – Let’s Get Stoned (single/Brooklyn Basement) Matt PondPA – Still Summer (Still Summer/131 Records) Benjamin Gibbard – What You Do To Me (Bandwagonesque/Atlantic) The Clash – Wrong Emboyo (London Calling/Epic) Steve Earle & the Dukes – Sunset Highway (So You Wannabe An Outlaw/Warner) Sinners and Saints – Old Bones (On The Other Side/Bedrock) Lo Moon – Real Love (live) (single/Columbia) Hollow Coves – Coastline (Wanderlust EP/Nettwerk) Panama – Hope For Something (Hope For Something EP/Future Classic/300 Ent) Jain – Come (Zanaka/Spookland) The Presidents of The USA – Lump (The Presidents of The USA/Columbia) Hanni El Katib – Gonna Die Alone (Savage Time Vol. 1/Innovative Leisure) Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me (Here and Nowhere Else/Carpark) Deer Tick – It’s a Whale (Deer Tick Vol. 2/Partisan) The White Stripes – Hello Operator (De Stijl/Sympathy For The Record Industry) Liam Gallagher – For What It’s Worth (As You Were/Warner) Lost Horizons – Life Inside A Paradox (single/Bella Union) Grizfolk feat. Jamie N Commons – In My Arms (single/The Vagabond Trail) Moonrise Nation – Petty Games (Glamour Child/Zinc) Allison Crutchfield – I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California (Tourist In This Town/Merge) Kevin Morby – Dorothy (Singing Saw/Dead Oceans) Hiss Golden Messenger – Standing In The Doorway (Hallelujah Anyhow/Merge) Beach Fossils – May 1st (Somersault/Secretly Publishing) Rusted Root – Lost In A Crowd (When I Woke/Mercury) Noah Gunderson – The Sound (White Noise/Cooking Vinyl)
We continue our Best in Show summer vibes with this week’s selection: “Angel Fire” by Hollie Cook. The UK-born singer has a solid musical pedigree as daughter of the Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, and a member of the final line-up of the Slits. Hollie has been making her own records since 2011. “Angel Fire” is available as a single now courtesy of Merge Records. For more information visit holliecook.com.
Humming House – Takin’ Over (Companion B Sides/Soundly Music) Kelley Stoltz – Empty Kicks (Que Aura/Castle Face) Yumi Zouma – December (Willowbank/Cascine) Beach Fossils – Down The Line (Somersault/Bayonet) The Ocean Blue – Cerulean (Cerulean/Reprise) JD McPherson – Lucky Penny (Undivided Heart and Soul/New West) Diet Cig – Maid of The Mist (Swear I’m Good at This/French Kiss) Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure (Modern Pressure/New West) The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions (Whiteout Conditions/Concord) The Marvellettes – Too Many Fish in The Sea (The Marvelletes/Tamia Motown) Tanika Charles – Soul Run (single/Record Kicks) Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Find Yourself (single/Fantasy Concord) Mon Laferte – Amárrame (single/Universal Mexico) Hollie Cook – Angel Fire (single/Merge) Waxahatchee – A Little More (Out In The Storm/Merge) Nicki Bluhm – Romeo’s Tune (An American Troubador/Blue Rose Music) Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues (Wildflower Blues/Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton) The Weather Station – Thirty (The Weather Station/Paradise Of Bachelors) Shawn Colvin – Cry Like An Angel (Steady On/Columbia) Midnight Sister – Blue Cigar (Saturn Over Sunset/Jagjaguwar) Overcoats – Leave The Light On (Young/Arts and Crafts) Ibeyi – River (Ibeyi/XL Recordings) Helado Negro – Come Be Me (single/RVNG Intl) The Bombay Royale – Ballygunge (Run Kitty Run/Hope Street) Cut Copy – Airborne (single/Astrelwerks) MISSIO – Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea (Middle Finger/RCA) The Propellerheads (feat. Shirley Bassey) – History Repeating (Decksanddrumsandrockandroll/Wall of Sound
This week’s Best In Show comes from Cleveland-based producer, Earl St. Clair. “Ain’t Got It Like That” has summer anthem written all over it, and is guaranteed to pick you up! Its available now on the My Name Is Earl EP. For more info visit earlsaintclair.com.
Earl St. Clair – Ain’t Got It Like That (My Name Is Earl/Def Jam) Hanni El Khatib – Paralyzed (Savage Time Vol. 2/Innovative Leisure) The Domestics – Tunnels and Trains (Little Darkness/Tender Loving Empire) Myles Sanko – Promises (This Ain’t Living/Kudos) Nick Waterhouse – Holly (Holly/Innovative Leisure) Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds (Deer Tick Vol. 1/Partisan) Meat Puppets – Up On The Sun (Up On The Sun/SST) Dan Auerbach – Show Me (Waiting on a Song/Nonesuch) Those Darlins – Wild One (Those Darlins/Oh Wow Dang) Lost Horizons – The Places We’ve Been (Ojalá/Bella Union) The War On Drugs – Strangest Thing (A Deeper Understanding/Atlantic) Manchester Orchestra – The Gold (A Black Mile To The Surface/Loma Vista) Dan Croll – Away From Today (Emerging Adulthood/Communion) Moonrise Nation – Common Fear (Glamour Child/Zinc) The Glass Animals – Agnes (How To be a Human Being/Caroline) Arcade Fire – Electric Blue (Everything Now/Sony) Mosquitos – Estrangeira (Mexican Dust/Six Degrees) Alvvays – In Undertow (Antisocialtes/Polyvinyl) Cigarettes After Sex – Sweet (Cigarettes After Sex/Partisan) Bedouine – One of These Days (Bedouine/Spacebomb) Jeff Tweedy – I’m Always In Love (Together At Last/dBPM) Bob Dylan – If You See Her, Say Hello (Blood On The Tracks/Columbia) Blind Pilot – 3 Rounds and a Sound (3 Rounds and a Sound/Expunged) Pulp – Common People (Different Class/Island) The Kickback – False Jeopardy (Weddings and Funerals/Jillian) Flagship – Mexican Jackpot (Mexican Jackpot/Bright Antenna)