We head down under for this week’s Best In Show from the very prolific Australian rockers, King 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.
Our new Best In Show is “Louisiana,” the lead single from Matthew O’Neill‘s Trophic Cascade LP – out on May 10th. The single was released to coincide with the Native Nations March in Washington D.C. on March 10th. “Louisiana” is a pay-what-you-want release, with all proceeds going to Earth Guardians (www.earthguardians.org). For more info visit matthewoneill.bandcamp.com.
Our new Best In Show is classic New Orleans vintage. “Here Come The Girls” was written by Allen Toussaint, and recorded by Ernie K-Doe in 1970. It was never a hit but has lived on via many vintage soul collections over the years. New Orleans own Trombone Shorty has recently released a fantastic version of the tune as the lead track from his upcoming new album, Parking Lot Symphony, which will be available April 28 via Blue Note Records. For more information visit tromboneshorty.com.
We’re taking it down a notch or two from the usual mayhem that’s our weekly Best In Show feature. This week it’s Parker Milsap with “Morning Blues“. The 24-year old Oklahoma native writes with a maturity that belies his age. The song can be found on his latest album, The Very Last Day, available now from Okrahoma Records. For more info visit parkermillsap.com.
Our new Best In Show features “French Press” by Australian band, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Recently released in the US on Sub Pop, the band is reminiscent of such bands as A House, and the Blue Aeroplanes, with a dash of Courtney Barnett thrown in. The record is available now, and the band is currently touring the US. For more info visit rollingblackoutsband.com.
This week’s Best In Show is a tune from BNQT, a new indie rock supergroup made up of members from Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, and Grandaddy. “Restart” was debuted on radio UNLEASHED last week, and we got a great response. The song can be found on the band’s debut album, Volume I, due out at the end of April on Dualtone/Bella Union. For more information visit facebook.com/bnqtband.