On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . danceable goodness from New Orleans, old-fashioned country from the midwest, rock n’ roll from Colorado, mandolin-centric indie pop from wherever Ira Lawrence lives (presumably Mars or Saturn), reverb-heavy rock from Sweden, and some politicking care of Omaha.
Happy Monday to you.
Stoop Kids – Motions
When in doubt, start with a dance party.
Preview and purchase all kinds of good stuff from Stoop Kids here.
RIYL: Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, a healthy work/life balance, good music, neon
Jeremy Pinnell – Live on KEXP
Earnest, thoughtful American country music is a pretty great thing.
Here’s about 22 minutes of it, care of Jeremy Pinnell.
And yes, he has a large tattoo of Ohio on his head.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Out on the Weekend
New Rateliff. Yessir. Yes indeed.
A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is due out 11/18.
Ira Lawrence – Filipino Soapstar
Do you like mandolins and have a generally lax policy regarding recreational drug use among musicians? Well then you’re in for a treat.
Ira Lawrence’s new album is really, seriously, 100% not joking, entitled MAPAGKAWANGAWA.
Francobollo – Wonderful
Sweden does at least three things incredibly well: meatballs, universal health care, and catchy fuzzed-out indie rock.
Francobollo’s new EP, also entitled Wonderful, is due out 11/18.
Conor Oberst – A Little Uncanny
The US election is 22 days away, so it’s time to get a wee bit political.
Ruminations is out now.
It’s a stripped-down, acoustic record, mostly just Mr. Oberst with a piano, guitar and/or harmonica. And it’s very good stuff if you’re into that sort of thing.
Until next week, cheers.