Best in Show

Amen Dunes – Miki Dora

Named after a surfing pioneer and early superstar of the sport, our Best In Show this week is “Miki Dora” by Amon Dunes. The song can be found on the band’s fifth album, Freedom, available now from Sacred Bones Records. For more information visit amendunes.com.

She Drew the Gun – Something For the Pain

This week’s Best In Show comes courtesy of Liverpudlian newcomers, She Drew the Gun. “Something For the Pain” is a slow burning groover to heat you up this winter. The song can be found on the band’s sophomore album, Revolution of Mind, available now from Skeleton Key Records. For more information visit shedrewthegun.com.

Marianne Faithfull – The Gypsy Faerie Queen (feat. Nick Cave)

Our Best In Show this week suits the January-weather-in-November we’ve been experiencing recently. From two legends, Marianne Faithfull & Nick Cave, comes the gorgeous “The Gypsy Faerie Queen” from Marianne’s recent album, Negative Capability. The album is available now. For more information visit mariannefaithfull.org.uk.

Snail Mail – Pristine

We have a delightful indie rock Best In Show for you this week from Lindsey Jordan and her band, Snail Mail. “Pristine” can be found on their debut album, Lush, available now from Matador Records. For more information please visit snailmail.band.

Becky Warren – Carmen

Our Best In Show this week takes us to Nashville for the quirky new wave/country hybrid sounds of Becky Warren. “Carmen” can be found on the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, Undesirable, available now. For more information visit beckywarren.com.

Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart

We always love songs that mention radio, and if they have a positive uplifting vibe, even better. This week’s Best In Show,Stars Around My Heart,” is from former Beta Band man, Steve Mason, who has been laying low for a few years. We’re glad he’s back, and it sounds as if he is too. The song can be found on his upcoming album, About the Light, which will be available in January. For more information visit stevemasontheartist.com.

The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

Our Best In Show this week packs a powerful message and clocks in just over two minutes. “Make Time 4 Love” is from the recently released album, We’re Not Talking, by Australia’s The Goon Sax. For more information visit thegoonsax.bandcamp.com, and make sure you make time for love!

Miya Folick – Stop Talking

This week’s Best In Show is from Santa Ana, CA, native, Miya Folick. “Stop Talking” is from her debut album, Premonitions, available this week on Terrible Records. It’s safe to say that Miya may be way ahead of the curve in using the Tinder dating app to put her band together. For more information visit miyafolick.com.

Whiskey Autumn – Let’s Go Sailing Instead

We’re going with the wistful this week for our Best In Show pick. “Let’s Go Sailing Instead” seems like some good advice from the Denver, Colorado, newcomers, Whiskey Autumn. And as their name suggests, this tune is a good soundtrack for watching leaves fall. For more information visit whiskeyautumn.com.

Caroline Rose – More of the Same

It’s “More of the Same” by Caroline Rose for this week’s Best In Show, and we’ll take it! The song can be found on Caroline’s third album, Loner, available now on New West Records. For more information visit carolinerosemusic.com.