And we put another week of shuffles into the books... There is a lot of life out there, go and get you some... life that is...
"Feel This to Survive" by Left of Logic from In Formation
We begin with our final track from Left of Logic's album In Formation. It appears that Left of Logic have played their final show, but they left behind some cool music.
"Rosalie" by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil
From the North Mississippi Hill Country by way of the borough of Brooklyn (or is it the other way around?). This is the stuff!
"The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" by U2 from Songs of Innocence
I hear a heart-felt tribute to an idol/friend, and a pretty decent song. Do I hear much Ramones? No, I don't, and I guess that's okay.
"It's On" by BRONCHO from An Introduction to BRONCHO/Just Enough Hip to be Woman
The latest album from Oklahoma-based BRONCHO dropped about ten days ago. Fun, rocking music that sounds modern and not modern. I dig.
"A Life of Sin" by Sturgill Simpson from 2014-05-13 - Grimey's Records - Nashville/Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Yes, Sturgill Simpson is the real deal, and he is getting some well-deserved attention. If you feel a need to modify/specify the Country label (i.e. Alt-Country, Americana-Country whatever), then you obviously don't understand what Country is supposed to be.
"Talk Trauma" by NoPop from Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen: Section 5/See Pretty
The Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen well seems bottomless sometimes - We've been shuffling through the latest compilation for some time, and the great music and great bands just keep on coming. NoPop is the latest, and they offer up some punkish, no-wave pop music. Oh and their bio lists the Minutemen and the Birthday Party as influences!
"Alcohol" by The Kinks from Celluloid Heroes/Muswell Hillbillies
That old demon...
"Julius and Ethel (Atomic Love Song)" by Darrin Bradbury from new unreleased album
Darrin Bradbury sings important songs about roadkill, Daffy Duck, and Superman... and now Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Watch for this and other new songs coming soon, or see him live and request this one - it will make you look hip.
"Love U Forever" by Jenny Lewis from The Voyager
Jenny Lewis was in Rilo Kiley. If I needed proof of her awesomeness, I need only look at the list of my friends who like her Facebook page. Or, better yet, I could just listen to her music, and leave all doubt in the dust. Her latest album dropped in July, and she is coming to Nashville in November.
"Long White Line" by Sturgill Simpson from 2014-05-13 - Grimey's Records - Nashville/Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Let us close the door on this week in musical mischief with a second song taken from this recording made at Nashville's landmark record establishment. Let's get Metamodern - ya'll.