If you didn’t guess it already, that stomach bug i’ve been battling made a late return in the latter rounds of our fight, but i do believe i’ve finally come through with a TKO in the final round. Or i’m getting set up for a Rope-a-Dope, so enjoy this bag of free goodies while the getting’s still good.
Man cannot live on beats alone. If he could, he’d be blinder than a bat and have palms like bear pelts. So let’s show some love for some non-beat beasts this time around.
While admittedly it was their name that intrigued me in the first place, i have to say i’ve been consistently impressed with those Scottish bastards in We Were Promised Jetpacks. The sophomore LP is en route, and here’s the first single. It’s a steady builder that maintains the band’s thunder and lightning, signature sound.
Annie Clark’s Strange Mercy hits shelves September 13 courtesy of 4AD. i do love me some St. Vincent, and these track that progresses with a wicked guitar line and crazy 80s synths makes me think she’s about to score again.
Jazzed out funk courtesy of OB fave Durojaiye Versatile, still the only cat i know to have penned a track with the same name as our beloved Chief Technology Officer. Versatile keeps it just that, rocking a fireside jam with slinky keys, crisp and programmed percussion and a bit of hip shaking sauce.
As a Gen X music blogger myself, i’m pretty much contractually obligated to post anything new from They Might Be Giants. Fortunately, that’s never a wrong move or a disappointment for me. From the upcoming Join Us, the band’s 437th record of the past few aught decades. Christ, i’m getting old.