Again one of these round-ups while I try to feature most of the music that matters to me before focusing on the pointless year-end lists in mid-December. This time just a quick video post and surprisingly it isn’t the same old country/folk stuff. I hit the 40 year mark yesterday, so maybe I desperately try to convince myself that I’m not too old to rock. Just kidding of course. I might be old, but I’ll never be too old to rock and I love this kind of stuff too.
Kicking off with a song from the new excellent Swearin’ album Fall Into The Sun that came out on Merge Records on the 5th of October. I could basicly pick any song for this, but let’s go with the awesome album closer Future Hell.
Next up is some upbeat power pop from Washington D.C. The new Bad Moves album Tell No One hit the stores and our hearts on the 21st of September via Don Giovanni Records. It’s super catchy and especially Spirit FM and Cool Generator should be hits. Everything else works too. A damn good album.
Moving on to Portland, Oregon and to the new Alien Boy album Sleeping Lessons. The album was released by Tiny Engines on the 31st of August. 600 Days is probably my favorite song, but this album opener Somewhere Without Me is also a winner. Bonus points for the Oasis shirt and Stone Roses reference.
Last stop for tonight is New Brunswick, New Jersey and the latest Screaming Females album All At Once. I had missed this when it came out on Don Giovanni Records on the 23rd of February and actually just found it today thanks to Laura Jane Grace who shared her favorite albums of 2018 with Brooklyn Vegan. So thanks Laura for bringing this to my attention. I’ve just a spent a couple of hours with it, but I’m already loving it. This is I’ll Make You Sorry from the album.