Weekly Roundup for October Seventeenth / all of this crazy commotion

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.

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