Weekly Roundup for May Twenty-Ninth / blue-green eyes and an iron cross on the back of her thigh

On this week’s roundup . . .


Gold Star – Deptford High Street

Great, breezy, heartfelt Californian folk rock, care of a fella named Marlon Rabenreither.

Big Blue is out now.

*Photo credit: Gold Star


Matthew Logan Vasquez – The Old Revolution (Leonard Cohen cover)

MLV covering Leonard Cohen — always a good idea.

A wee bit of politics at the beginning, but then again, referring to our president as an orange piece of shit is becoming less of an opinion and more of an objective factual observation by the day.


Dan Auerbach’s new record, Waiting on a Song, will be a polarizing affair when it’s released on June 2nd.  It completely abandons the grit and edge and reverb of The Black Keys and replaces it with catchy, easily-digestible 70’s AM rock.  But holy hell is it some great, unabashed pop-rock.  George Harrison would high-five the shit out of him for this record.  You can stream it ahead of its release over at NPR.


Marika Hackman – Cigarette

Here’s something acoustic and delicate and just overall lovely.

RIYL: Beth Orton, Sharon Van Etten, good music, fish & chips


David Gray – Smoke Without Fire

Yep, this makes two David Gray mentions in two weeks.

But here’s the thing: he’s still awesome and writes great songs.


…and a Happy Memorial Day to you.

Until next week, cheers.

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