Body Count

Body Count’s new album, Bloodlust, is timelier than ever.

This L.A. heavy metal band fronted by Ice-T caused a stir in 1992 with their song “Cop Killer”.

New songs like “Black Hoodie” and “No Lives Matter” are just as profound.

How little has changed since the formation of this band last century.

“Black Hoodie”

“No Lives Matter”

Diet Cig

The punk rock duo Diet Cig hail from New Paltz, New York.

Alex Luciano the guitarist and vocalist, Noah Bowman the drummer.

Their debut, Swear I’m Good At This, includes a birthday song entitled “Barf Day”.

Arca

Arca’s third album is self-titled.

The name itself means “ceremonial container”, an old Spanish word.

Sung in his native language, “Piel” is the first song.

Generationals

Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer are Generationals.

This duo out of New Orleans have a few albums under their belt.

“Turning the Screw” is a new song.

Feist

Feist’s new album is entitled Pleasure.

The long play includes the song “Century”, a bleak view of the future.

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp adds a haunting narrative toward the end.

“Century”

J. Marco

J. Marco is a singer/songwriter out of Nashville via Boston.

His debut album Myth features the galvanic “The Void”.

“The Void”

San Fermin

San Fermin is composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s brainchild.

Belong is this roving ensembles’ 3rd album which includes the song “Bride”.

“Bride”

Planetarium

Sufjan Stevens has teamed up with The National’s Bryce Dessner, classical composer Nico Muhly and drummer James McAlister for a project called Planetarium, a composition inspired by the solar system.

The 17-song album debuts in June.

“Saturn” is one of the songs.

“Saturn”

Slowdive

Back from underwater we return with Slowdive, one of the English bands that helped define shoegazing.

They will give us a new self-titled album in May, their first in 22 years!

The song “Sugar for the Pill” is simply gorgeous.

Basement

After a long hiatus the British band Basement return to form with the album Promise Everything.

Rock out to the title track.

“Promise Everything”

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso intrigued us with their self-titled debut in 2014.

What Now will be the follow-up leading with the song “Die Young”.

“Die Young”

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man, Alaska’s favorite rockers have a new album in the works.

Woodstock has been 4 years in the making. “Feel It Still” is the song.

Fleet Foxes

After a 5 year hiatus, we will soon have a new Fleet Foxes album, Crack-Up.

Father John Misty (Joshua Tillman) is no longer drumming for the band, but the exquisite vocals of Robin Pecknold continue define the band’s distinctive sound.

“Third of May” is our first listen.

“Third of May”

Girlpool

Girlpool is the L.A. duo Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad.

Loved the song “Slutmouth” from their debut a couple of years ago.

Powerplant, the 2nd album, is expected in May.

“123” is the first single.

“Slutmouth”

“123”

Bob Moses

Last year on the 5th of February “Tearing Me Up” by Bob Moses was featured here.

I am so pleased that the remix of the song won a Grammy Award.

The original post is reprinted below and I have added the remix by RAC as well.

Bob Moses is a Canadian electronic duo based in Brooklyn.

Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance
attended high school together in Vancouver. Howie went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Vallance to producing dance music.

The two accidently reconnected in New York and formed Bob Moses, the name a tribute to Robert Moses, a major New York City urban planner responsible for many of the iconic bridges and expressways in the City, not to mention Shea Stadium.

Days Gone By is their debut including the song “Tearing Me Up”.”

Bob Moses

“Tearing Me Up”

“Tearing Me Up” (RAC Remix)

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