On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . a bevy of musical goodness as we ponder what in the world President-elect Trump’s vision of America looks like.
Let’s check out some outstanding raucous noise care of Austin, Texas; some indie rock from England; quiet contemplative folk from Canada, New York, and Massachusetts; and some weird moody rock from Iceland.
A Giant Dog – Sex & Drugs
This one is fast and fun and ridiculous and brilliant.
And sometimes that’s exactly what we all need. Turn this one up to 11.
Preview and purchase A Giant Dog’s new record, Pile, at your leisure.
RIYL: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, enthusiastic fist-pumping, good music, unnecessary glitter
Palace – It’s Over
Palace is a thoroughly underrated indie rock band from the UK.
The song title describes plenty of people’s opinions on the state of our republic following the election.
Nonetheless, it’s a good song from a good album.
So Long Forever is out now on Fiction Records.
Leif Vollebekk – Elegy
Mr. Vollebekk is one of Canada’s great musical hidden treasures.
If you don’t own his fantastic sophomore record, North Americana, you can check it out here.
His third album, Twin Solitude, is due out February 24th.
Luke Temple – The Birds of Late December
A Hand Through the Cellar Door is three days old, and is ready to join your collection of presumably great music.
Del Water Gap – Vanessa
Indie rockers from NYC want to tell you all about love and loss.
Mugison – I’m a Wolf
This one’s a little bluesy, a little angry, and a bit unsettling.
Enjoy! is out now on Mugiboogie Records.
Until next week, cheers.