Courtney Barnett

One of the most important artists to emerge in recent years is Courtney Barnett.

Tell Me How You Really Feel will be the title of this Australian’s 3rd album due in the spring.

As a precursor we have the song “Nameless, Faceless” with Kim Deal of The Breeders on backing vocals.

“Nameless, Faceless”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, rocks another Monday.

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*Boytronic “Time After Midnight” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Leon Of Athens “Xenos” (London, Athens)
*Go Satta “Detroit” (Plymouth, England)
*Avatar “King After King” (Sweden)
*Brickyard Lizards “Queen Of Bohemia” (Oxford, England)
*Circus Of Power “Flying Into L.A.” (Los Angeles)
*Andy Cooper “Here Comes Another One” (Long Beach, CA)
*The Fratellis “Stand Up Tragedy” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Lima “1982” (Denmark)
*Fie Fie! Fie! “Edge Of Space” (West Yorkshire, England)
ALICE COOPER SONG OF WEEK: “Holy Water”
*Housecrusherzzz & Copamore “Step Into The Light” (Austria)
*Dessa “Fire Drills” (Minneapolis)
*Hegarty “Won’t Go Down (That Road Again)” (Liverpool)
*Courtney John “Paper Dolls” (Kingston, Jamaica)
*MC DURO “Creativity” (Czech Republic)
*Indya “If You Don’t Like It-Shove It” (Brighton, England)
*Skelhorn “A Wonderous Place Of Our Own” (Liverpool)
*Un ane gonflable “Coralie” (Paris/Berlin)
*Josh Lasden f/M. Blanckaert “Love At Breakfast” (Belgium)
*PRP “Rubber Hands” (Finland)
*Sleeping Ducks “Rules Of A Naughty Sport” (Cambridge, UK)
*Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Echo” (Los Angeles)
*The Black Moods “How Long” (Tempe, Arizona)
*DJ Rob de Blank “Don’t Look Back” (Dubai)
*Mugzy f/ Eden Hook “Rain” (Sydney, Australia)
*Issac Navaro “3:18am” (United Kingdom)
*Jerry Ropero f/Valencia “Last Night” (orig. clubmix) (Belgium)

Beach House

We last heard from Beach House 3 years ago.

This Baltimore duo released a new song on Valentine’s Day.

“Lemon Glow”, a Beach House love song.

“Lemon Glow”

Iceage

Iceage, the Danish punk rock band, just gave us a new song.

Their first contribution in 4 years.

Listen here to the intense “Catch It”.

“Catch It’

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, on his game always.

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*Young Fathers “Lord” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Carlos Deutsch “Uncertain Future” (Spain)
*Johnette Napolitano “Crib Girl” (Joshua Tree, CA)
*Anders Bosell “Pink Champagne…”(JL remix) Sala, Sweden)
*Anja Schröter “Woran glaubst du” (Germany)
*The Parasite f/Ian Moss “Skin Too Thin” (Manchester, England)
ALICE COOPER SONG OF WEEK: “Fireball”
*Digital 21 f/(Stefan Olsdal & Margret Ran) “Spaces” (London)
*Moby “Like A Motherless Child” (New York)
*Carousell “Lullaby” (London)
*Lines In The Sky “Ancient Insult” (Nashville, TN)
*Sigrid “Everybody Knows” (Leonard Cohen cover) (Norway)
*Ministry “Antifa” (Chicago)
*House Mouse & Space Museum “Heritage Theme Park” (UK)
*Courtney John “Easier To Walk Away” (Kingston, Jamaica)
*The Black Moods “Paralyzed” (Tempe, AZ)
*Avatar “The King Welcomes You To Avatar…” (Sweden)
*The Fabulous Auster Boys “Night” (United Kingdom)
*The Parity Complex “Sleepwalk” (Sweden)
*Ben & Andy “Save Me” (Queen cover) (NW England)
*OPIA “All Of Us” (Western Australia)
*Inferior Complex “You’re The Only One…” (Southampton, UK)
*Little Sparrow f/Robin Dewhurst “Tender” (Manchester)
*Foemen “Interfere” (Newcastle, New South. Wales)
*The Maple State “The Things I Heard At The…” (Manchester)
*Megative “More Time” (Dubmatix TT Remix) (N.Y.C.)
*Rebellion “Thankless Child” (Germany)

U.S. Girls

U.S. Girls is the nom de plume of Meghan Remy.

In a Poem Unlimited will be the 6th album from this American/Canadian musician.

The song “Rosebud”, a beauty.

“Rosebud”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L and a special Prog Rock edition.

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Edguy “Blessing In Disguise” (Fulda, Germany)
Epica “Architect Of Light” (Netherlands)
Epica “Natural Corruption” (Netherlands)
Avantasia “Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose” (Fulda, Germany)
Tuomas Holopainen “The Last Sled” (Kitee, Finland)
Tarja “Darkness” (Netherlands)
Night “Strike Of Lightening” (Linköping, Sweden)
Eleveite “L’appel Des Montagnes” (Switzerland)
Arjen Lucassen “Battle Of Evermore” (Netherlands)
Arjen Lucassen on Symphonic Rock
Ayreon “Deathcry Of A Race” (Netherlands)
Ayreon “Everybody Dies” (Netherlands)
Within Temptation “Faster” (Netherlands)
Primal Fear “The Sky Is Burning” (Germany)
The Parity Complex “Shackles (Your Burden) (Sweden)
Nightwish “Storytime” (Kitee, Finland)
Gentle Storm “The Storm” (Storm version) (Netherlands)
Hällas “The Astral Seer” (Jönköping, Sweden)
Ayreon “Dark Energy” (Netherlands)
Ayreon “Potential” (Netherlands)
VUUR “The Martyr And The Saint-Beirut” (Netherlands)
Nightwish “Scaretale” (Kitee, Finland)

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, his new music perspective from Berlin.

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* The Cheap Thrills “Sentimentality” (Liverpool)
*Liima “Jonathan I Can’t Tell You” (Denmark)
*Courtney John “Never Get Weary” (Kingston, Jamaica)
*Perel “Die Dimension Dub” (Berlin, Germany)
*Drink And Drive “Adult Pig Suit” (Manchester)
*Jerry Ropero & Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (Belgium)
*Geoff Tate/Operation Mindcrime “My Eyes” (Seattle)
*JZMN JYN “Going Under” (Sydney, Australia)
*Crooked Weather “Rabbit Holes” (Yorkshire, England)
*Fräulein Brecheisen “Stahlbeton und Glas” (Hamburg, Germany)
+WJ Hilton “Circles” (Scratch) (Goodyear, AZ)
+Astrobal f/Laetitia Sadier “Australasie” (Paris/London)
*Michael Schenker “Warrior” (Germany)
*Zilm “Set It Up” (Bordertown, South Australia)
+Nick Cold f/Pit Bailay “Story Of My Life” (Freiburg, Germany)
*Champion f/Ward 21 “Rukus” (Bristol, England)
*Chasing Shadows “Warning Signs” (North Wales”
*Lawrenz Arcadia “Postive” (Western Australia)
*Chärlee M. “Winterzeit” (Bielefeld, Germany)
*Easy “Ask The Sky” (Sweden)
*Cold Years “Miss You To Death” (Aberdeen, Scotland)
*Bad Maths “Definition” (Australia)
ALICE COOPER SONG OF WEEK: “Genuine American Girl”
*Pip Hall “Ill At Ease” (Lancashire, England)
*Awaken I Am “Black Dreams” (Brisbane, Australia)
*Polar States “Lost” (Liverpool, England)
*Brian Kroll & My Son The Bum “Syringes” (Long Island)
*Days Indoors “Shade” (London, England)
*Housecrusherzzz & Copamore “Step Into The Light” (Austria)

MGMT

Hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since MGMT rocked our world with Oracular Spectacular.

Fortunately since then they pushed the limits of their creativity, and we never know where they are going to lead us.

Little Dark Age is their 4th due shortly.

“When You Die” and “Hand It Over” are both on the album.

“When You Die”

“Hand It Over”

tUnE-yArDs

New England native tUnE-yArDs’ new album, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, dropped this week.

Her 4th explores whiteness in the face of social injustice.

“Heart Attack” is the current featured song.

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L kicks off the new year with the new.

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*The Spitfires “Over And Over Again” (Watford, England)
*M.T. Scott & The Swing Kids “The State Of Denmark” (U.K.)
*Astrobal “Le souvenir des entoiles” (intro) (Paris, France)
*Astrobal “Belle comme la nuit” (Paris, France)
*The Melodians “Sweet Sensation” (Greenwich Town, Jamaica)
*Peter Matthew Bauer “Wild Light” (Washington, DC)
*Inkfields “Snare Yourself” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Nick Cold f/Pit Bailay “Story Of My Life” (Freiburg, Germany)
*Essaie Pas “Futur parle?” (Montreal, Canada)
*October Star “How Soon Is Now” (Smiths cover) (London)
*Engst “Ohne Dich” (Berlin, Germany)
*The Parity Complex “Underdog” (Sweden)
*Matto Rules “Dive” (Switzerland)
*Stereophonics “Caught By The Wind” (Wales)
*Jenn Vix “Alive Again” (Rhode Island)
ALICE COOPER SONG OF WEEK: “Fallen In Love”
*Mavis Staples “If All I Was Black” (Chicago)
*The Dayoffs “I Can’t Believe I’m Dead” (N.Y./Russia)
*Brickyard Lizards “We’re Through” (Oxford, England)
*Lola Dutronic “My Name Is Lola” /Germany/Canada)
*Speak Brother “Lions” (Coventry, England)
*Laedj “Laser Eyes” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Perel “Die Dimension” (Berlin, Germany)
*Doro Pesch “Jede SeeleTief” (Düsseldorf, Germany)
*Lou Parker “A Piece Of Mary” (Brisbane, Australia)
*The Elephant Trees “Open Up” (Manchester, England)
*Ramona Rose “Grand Canyon” (Leeds, England)
*Drew Miller “Chebychev” (Orig. mix) (Glasgow, Scotland)

The Decemberists

Portland, Oregon’s The Decemberists are one of the best American bands extant.

Our last posting featured their take on a new song from the musical Hamilton.

Now the band has just announced a new album, I’ll be Your Girl, with the song “Severed.”

“Severed”

P.S. shades of the band 999, if you get my reference.

Hamildrops

Last year (actually December 2016) Lin-Manuel Miranda released the album The Hamilton Mixtape, the songs from his play Hamilton performed by various artists.

This past December he began a new concept. New content from his musical will be released as one song a month under the moniker Hamildrops.

The first of these is “Ben Franklin’s Song” performed by The Decemberists.

“Ben Franklin’s Song”

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is a musician’s musician.

Credited with revitalizing the Laurel Canyon music scene, he has played with countless artists from Jackson Browne to Erykah Badu, Conor Oberst to Father John Misty.

Rare Birds is his 6th solo album and I love the song “Over the Midnight”.

“Over the Midnight”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L‘s best of 2017.

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Death By Chocolate “No Shore To Come” (Bein, Switzerland)
Gozer Goodspeed “Rattlebone Colour” (Plymouth, England)
Tomer Yosef “Holy Water” (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Balkan Beat Box “Chin Chin (BR remix) (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Billy The Zombie Kid “Are You Dying Like Me” (Borlänge, Sweden)

*Best Rock Song Of Year*
Maker “Dead Ends & Avenues” (Kent, England)

The Tree Children “Woo” (Newcastle, New South Wales)
Turbobier “A Mensch Is A Mensch” (Vienna, Austria)
The Harlots “Chopin” (Melbourne, Australia)
Wills & The Willing “Running On Empty” (London, England)
The Winachi Tribe “Room With A Zoo” (Warrington, England)
Ali Ingle “Saintly” (London, England)
Young Fathers “Only God Knows” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Speaker First “The Anthem” (Bandung, Indonesia)

*Best Creative Song Of Year*
Fjorka “Bang On The Door” (London, England)

Skellums “If You Have To Leave” (Liverpool, England)

*Best New Artist Of Year*
William Hilton “Circles” (Goodyear, Arizona)

*Best Rock Group Of Year*
The Boston Shakers “Black Magic” (Liverpool, England)

Katalina Kicks f/ GT “Cold” (London, England)
Miss Velvet And The Blue Wolf “Dare” (New York City)
Eisbrecher “Was Ist Hier Los” (Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany)

*Best Cover Remix Of Year*
Man2Man f/Lola Dutronic “Male Stripper” (Canada/Germany)

The Moorings “Amsterdam” (Selestat, France)
The Doghunters “Politician, Man!” (Hürth, Germany)
We Used To Make Things “Yes Man” (London, England)

*A song from Top 5 Albums Of Year*

Saint Etienne “Underneath The Apple Tree” (London, England)
Clan Of Xymox “Loud And Clear” (Leipzig, Germany)

*Best Unsigned Band Of Year*
High Town Pirates “Last Chance Saloon” (London, England)

Kasabian “Bless This Acid House” (Leicestershire, England)
Ayreon “Bay Of Dreams” (Netherlands)

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