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Today, our recap takes us from song 15-18 of the Playlist. We will finish up our recap tomorrow with songs 19-21
15. "Malibu '79 Long" by Cayucas
Santa Monica based band Cayucas just released Blue Summer - their fourth album. They call it their Smile Sessions. And on this fantastic track, you can practically smell the sunscreen and salt air.
16. "Wildebeest" by The Roogs
Next up, we have a track from the self-titled debut album by Los Angeles based The Roogs. Courtney Davis and Steve Gerdes represent one half of the seminal goth/tribal/industrial band Fourwaycross who were active from 1984 to 1991 and again from 2015-2018. I am digging this. And to Facebook on my phone, no am I not trying to search for The Roots.
17. "Astronomica" by of1000faces
Next up, we have the title track from the new album (the first in a trilogy) by Chicago based artist of1000faces - which is the project of Matt Walker - best known for his drum work with Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and Filter. Cool stuff.
18. "Butterfly" by KnightressM1
And we close out this penultimate section of the playlist with our second listen to this San Francisco based power rock trio - led by violinist, pianist, vocalist and composer Emily Palen - joined by drummer Rob Ahlers (Kristin Hersh, 50Footwave) and bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake). Their new album Dreams and Devastation is out now.
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