Rose of the West

Rose of the West, a quintet from Milwaukee lead by Gina Barrington, offers luscious dream-pop.

“Roads” from their self-titled debut.

“Roads”

Palehound

It’s been a couple of years since the last Palehound album.

This Boston trio fronted by Ellen Kempner now has given us a new song of murderous fantasies:  “Killer”.

“Killer”

Morrissey

Morrissey will soon present California Son, a record of cover songs from the 60s and 70s.

One of the songs will be “Wedding Bell Blues” originally by the great Laura Nyro.

In her song she sings to her love BillMorrissey tongue-in-cheek sings the song with Billie Joe Armstrong.    

“Wedding Bell Blues”

“Wedding Bell Blues” by Laura Nyro

 

 

Tara MacLean

If you cover a song, you should make it your own.

Canadian singer/songwriter Tara Maclean’s new album Deeper is due in late June.

Included is her hauntingly beautiful version of “Lovesong” by The Cure.

“Lovesong”

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish’s 1st album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, has just been released.

Hard to believe this is her debut as her songs have hundreds of millions of streams.

And this L.A. singer/songwriter is a mere 17.

“Bad Guy” is a sample of her talent.

“Bad Guy”

Ambar Lucid

Ambar Lucid, an 18-year-old of Dominican Mexican-American heritage, has recorded her 1st EP Dreaming Lucid which includes the delicately engaging “Letter to My Younger Self”.

“Letter to My Younger Self”

Viagra Boys

Swedish punk band Viagra Boys take on hyper-masculinity in the debut album Street Worms.

The album was released last year but deserves more attention.  Hear a couple of songs:  “Just Like You” and “Sports”.

“Just Like You”

“Sports”

Stella Donnelly

Now that I have surfaced from the deep I can post once again with a song of the day.

We so enjoyed Stella Donnelly’s powerful Thrush Metal EP last year.

This Welsh/Australian artist now gives us her debut album Beware of the Dogs as we listen to the song “Tricks”.   

“Tricks”

 

The Black Keys

The Black Keys, better than ever with “Lo/Hi”, their first new music in 5 years.

“Lo/Hi”

GEA

Gorgeous ethereal sounds from Finnish musician GEA, the moniker of Laura Avonius.

Her debut album Butterflies came out a couple of years ago.

As the seasons change, her new song “Snow” is a melancholy memory of winters past. 

 “Snow”

Julia Jacklin

In Julia Jacklin’s song “Turn Me Down” she passionately asks her lover to break up with her so she doesn’t have to do it.

It’s included on this Australian singer/songwriters 2nd album Crushing.

Plus an extra track from the album “Pressure to Party”.

“Turn Me Down”

“Pressure to Party”

 

The Prodigy

Keith Flint, the frontman for the pioneering electronic band The Prodigy, has committed suicide.

The band’s 7th album No Tourists was released late last year and with a bit of irony it included the song “We Live Forever”.

Listen to it here as well as their massive hit “Firestarter”.

“We Live Forever”

“Firestarter”

 

Big Thief

Happy to report that we have new music from Brooklyn’s Big Thief.

“UFOF” is the title track from their forthcoming 3rd album.

“UFOF”

Aldous Harding

Having just wandered through the gorgeous mountains of the sparsely populated lands of New Zealand, it’s a pleasure to discover the voice of Aldous Harding.

Designer will be her 3rd album in April including the song “The Barrel”.     

“The Barrel”

Gary Clark Jr.

Gunslinger Gary Clark Jr.’s 3rd album features the powerfully eponymous song “This Land”.

Expanding his songwriting into a new political direction, this Austin-based artist tackles racism in the heart of Trump country.

“This Land”

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