Best in Show

Lizzo – Juice

Every once in a while a song comes along that makes us think, “If this isn’t a hit, we have no idea what we’re doing.” “Juice” by Lizzo is one those tunes, and its our Best In Show for this week. Damn, this is fun! Her next album, Cuz I Love You, will be released in April by Atlantic Records. For more info visit lizzomusic.com.

Júníus Meyvant – Lay Your Head

This week’s Best In Show comes all the way from Iceland! Júníus Meyvant (aka Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson) brings us the simply beautiful “Lay Your Head” from his latest album, Across the Borders, available now from Glassnote Records. For more information visit juniusmeyvant.com.

Mercury Rev feat. Hope Sandoval – Big Boss Man

Shout out to our Hudson Valley pal’s, Mercury Rev, along with special guest, Hope Sandoval, for this week’s Best In Show: “Big Boss Man“. The tune is from the Rev’s latest long player, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, and we highly suggest checking the entire album out. Its available now on Partisan Records & Bella Union Records! For more info visit mercuryrev.com.

Steve Gunn – Vagabond

Our Best In Show this week comes out of New York City. A sort of Americana-style version of something by the Go-Betweens, “Vagabond” is a cut from the prolific Steve Gunn‘s latest album, The Unseen In Between, available now from Matador Records. For more information visit steve-gunn.com.

David Mead – Bedtime Story

Settle in for this week’s Best In Show, “Bedtime Story“, by Nashville-based David Mead. Its been a while since we’ve heard from David, and we’re extremely happy to hear some new music from him. “Bedtime Story” is the first single from his new album, Cobra Pumps, available now! For more information visit davidmead.com.

Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic

Our pick for Best In Show this week is “Old Black Magic” from long time fave, Josh Ritter. Josh has a new album, Fever Breaks, coming out in April. It was produced by another favorite of ours, Jason Isbell, and Josh is backed on it by Jason’s band, The 400 Unit. Good rockin’ & great vibes all around! For more info visit joshritter.com.

J.S. Ondara – American Dream

This week’s Best In Show is a tune we’ve been meaning to get to for a couple of months now: “American Dream” is by Nairobi born & raised, Minneapolis-based, singer/songwriter J.S. Ondara. The song can be found on his debut album, Tales of America, available February 15 from Verve Records.

Foxwarren – Everything Apart

Our Best In Show this week goes to Foxwarren for the post-rock-ish “Everything Apart,” from their self-titled debut album, available now from Anti Records. For more information visit foxwarren.bandcamp.com.

Toro y Moi – Freelance

Our Best In Show this week is from native South Carolinian, Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear). The subtle funk of “Freelance” promises great things to come, and can be found on his most recent album, Outer Peace, available now on Carpark Records. For more information visit toroymoi.com.

Bodega – How Did This Happen

Following last week’s Best In Show from the Specials, we’re keeping the pressure on with “How Did This Happen” from Brooklyn’s Bodega. This indie punk-inspired rocker can be found on their debut album, Endless Scroll, available now from What’s Your Rupture? Records. For more information visit bodegabk.bandcamp.com.