Things are still a bit slow here, because I’m either watching hockey playoffs or trying desperately to find a way to get my body in decent condition (and failing miserably). On the music front things are pretty perfect. A couple of my biggest heroes, John Moreland and Barna Howard are releasing new albums this spring and both of those records are outstanding. A lot of splendid Finnish artists are also back in this ball game. The Rollstons and Satan’s Fingers albums are something that I find really exciting and you can preview those releases by following this link. Klasu’s self-titled solo debut is already out and available and it’s a great slice of melancholic Finnish pop music. The album came out on late March on Drink Tonight Records and this second single Vilkutan maapallon läpi came out on 10th of April.
Helsinki-based folk/americana group Skip Zone played a great concert at our Flavour of the Month club a little over a week ago and are also getting ready to release a new full-length album When The Dust Blows Away in May. Last Friday they released a new single Turn Me Around from the forthcoming album. I’m liking this a lot and I’m eagerly waiting for the album. Turn Me Around goes like this.